DIY // The Force Awakens – His & Hers Toque

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I have a confession.

Until I met my partner (Ahmed), I hated sci-fi movies and shows. I know, I know, hate is a strong word. But it’s the truth. I just never cared for nor understand the allure. It didn’t help that no one in my family was into sci-fi, so really I had no reason to even try. For 25 years I was in the dark.

But then I met Ahmed.

He started off slow with me. My first “sci-fi” was Harry Potter. The fact that I considered this sci-fi shows you the extent of my ignorance (and how much reculturing was in store for him).

Fast forward 5 years, 2 days, and a Battlestar Galactica binge (my favourite sci-fi show), I turned to Ahmed 3 days before The Force Awakens premiere and said: “I should make you a Star Wars hat.” I think all of his work culminated in this one statement: He felt proud.

So here we are today, the Monday after the awakening, we bring you two Star Wars crochet hat patterns, inspired by the Sheila Stromberg’s Star Wars knitting pattern. His and hers version for the Anna and Ahmeds out there.  We decided to keep our crochet patterns free because it’s Christmas and it’s a time to share. Share love, share gifts, share hobbies, and share interests. Enjoy, and as Ellen Degeneres would say, be kind to one another.

HIS FORCE AWAKENS TOQUE PATTERN

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MATERIALS

ABBREVIATIONS (US Terminology)

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • st (s) = stitch (es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd = round

 GAUGE

5sts x 4rows = 1”x 1” square using the rib stitch technique.

MEASUREMENTS

Final size measures 57cm/ 22.5” (circumference) x 21.5cm/8.5” (length)

TECHNIQUES

Rib Stitch: worked the same as a single crochet stitch, except instead of inserting the hook into both stitches, insert the hook into the back loop only. We’ve got a step by step tutorial in our stitch academy post from last week.

Changing colours: On the last stitch of colour A you’ll have 2 sts left on the hook. Pull colour B through both loops and crochet the next st using colour B. Continue working in colour B until it’s time to change back to colour A. Repeat the same steps.

PATTERN NOTES

This hat is crocheted in the round, starting at the band and finishing at the crown (bottom up method). If you’d like to increase the size of the hat based on your own measurements, wrap a measuring tape around your head resting it in the middle of your forehead. This will give you the exact size you’ll need. Use this circumference and the gauge information to adjust the size of the hat. 

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PATTERN

Please note: the white squares represent colour A, and the blue squares represent colour B. Each box represents 1sc st.

Ch111 using colour A, join in the round with a sl st.

Rnd1: continuing with colour A, work sc in the back loop only (rib stitch) until you reach the last st, ch1.

Pattern begins, read the chart from right to left

Rnd 2 – 18: Using sc in the back loop only, repeat the pattern for a total of 3 times. That means you will have a total of 3 Stromtroopers, and 3 TIE Fighters.

Rnd 19: Continue working in pattern while at the same time beginning a repeat of Rnds 2-18.

Continue working in pattern for a total of 39 rnds.

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Assembling

Rnd 39: bind off, leaving an 8” tail for sewing.

Using a tapestry needle, pull the 8” tail through all the sts and tug on the yarn to close up the loop. Add a pom-pom or leave it plain, weave in loose ends and you’re done.

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HER FORCE AWAKENS TOQUE PATTERN

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GAUGE

4.5sts x 4rows = 1”x 1” square using the rib stitch technique.

MEASUREMENTS

Final size (after blocking) measures 50cm/ 19.7” (circumference) x 24cm/9.5” (length with a folded ribbed edge)

TECHNIQUES

Sc2tog: single crochet two together. Insert the hook in the first st, yarn over, draw up a loop, you now have 2 loops on the hook. With the two sts on the hook, insert the hook into the next st, yarn over, draw up a loop, with 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all three loops on the hook.

PATTERN

Note: This version is worked the same as his toque with a few variations:

  1. You will be skipping the tie fighter (the character between the two Stormtroopers).
  2. The space between the two Stormtroopers is 14sts, instead of 22sts.
  3. The edge of the hat has a ribbing.

Ch87, join in the round with a sl st.

Pattern begins, read the chart from right to left

Rnd 2 – 21: Using sc in the back loop only, repeat the pattern for a total of 3 times.

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Rnd 22 (decrease begins): *1sc in back loop only in the next 4ch spaces, sc2tog* repeat from * to end, 1sc in the last 3 sts.

Rnd 23 – 25: 1sc in the back loop only across to the end

Rnd 26: *1sc in back loop only in the next 4ch spaces, sc2tog* repeat from * to end, 1sc in the last st.

Rnd 27-29: repeat rnd 23, bind off.

Assembling

Using a tapestry needle, pull the 8” tail through all the sts and tug on the yarn to close up the loop. Weave in loose ends.

Ribbing

Using colour A, and the same crochet hook, attach yarn anywhere along the bottom of the hat.

Ch30 (or a chain that is the height of your desired ribbing, plus 1 extra ch).

Row 1: working in the back loop only, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook to the end of the chain. When you reach the end (i.e. the hat) sl st in the next 2sts on the hat.

Row 2: Turn, 1 sc in the back loop only in each sc across ribbing (29sts in total)

Row 3: ch1, turn, sc in the back loops only across to the end. When you reach the end (i.e. the hat) sl st in the next 2sts on the hat.

Repeat rows 2-3 until you’ve gone around the entire circumference of the hat. Finish off the hat by slip stitching the first and last rows of the ribbing together.

As you can see in true HANK & HOOK form, I’ve pimped my hat with our WATG pins, which have been finding their way onto every clothing item I wear.

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Happy holidays,

Anna.

PS. you can also download these free patterns in PDF format through our Ravelry store.

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6 thoughts on “DIY // The Force Awakens – His & Hers Toque

  1. Hi Anna! Quick question: Are you working in spirals or are you joining with a slip stitch and chaining up one after each round?

    I’m working in a spiral and the troopers look slanted to me and was wondering if the sl st way would make them appear more straight. Thanks!

    • Hi Alycia!

      The pattern is worked in spirals without slip stitches for the beg/end of the round. It might be worth a try to modify it and use a slip st to see if it’ll come out straight. Let us know if that works for you :)

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