All my Jedis and Jedettes- you guys ready for the fourth? I am- got my Leia Organa cinnamon rolls ready to go.
Easy peasy. Really- so simple I blush. Can you work in the round? Can you Double crochet? can you Single crochet? You can make this- probably in about an hour all told. It only took me about three hours total to work out my little pattern, and I was monitoring dinner at the same time.
Stitches used- Double Crochet(DC), Single Crochet(SC), Single Crochet 2 Together(SC2tog) Double Crochet Back Post.(DCBP)[http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-work-backpost-doublecrochet-stitches.html]
Crochet Leia buns. All terms American. I used Red Heart With Love yarn in Chocolate with an I hook (5.5mm) You probably use any worsted yarn, maybe even a bulky yarn but it may come out huge. This is a pattern for my big ol’ adult head.
Rolls- make 2!
Start with magic circle
Round 1: 10 DC in center ring
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch (20 stitches)
Round 3: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next, repeat from * for 30 stitches
Round 4: *2DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next two stitches, repeat from * for 40 stitches.
Round 5 *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next three stitches, repeat from * for 50 stitches.
Round 6: *2DC in first stitch 1 DC in next four stitches, repeat from *for 60 stitches.
Round 7(decreases start here, and we’re switching from Dc’s to Sc’s) *SC in first 4 stitches, SC2tog in next- repeat from * decrease to 50 stitches
Round 8: *SC in first 3 stitches, SC2tog in next, repeat from*, decrease to 40 stitches
Round 9: *SC in first 2, SC2tog in next, repeat- 30 stitches
Round 10 * SC in first stitch, SC2tog in next, repeat 20 stitches.
Now the head band-y part. Chain enough to comfortably encircle your skull. It took me a chain of 64, your mileage may vary(And I swear to you it does not matter- this is crochet for dumb babies. It’s really easy) I did mine with DCBP(double crochet back post only- but hey, this is a free country man. You make the headband you want to make. I would recommend avoiding lacy styles, You’re going to end up stuffing your buns a little to get them to stand out, so keep it sort of a solid band
Join to first chain with slip stitch.
Chain three- DCBP into every stitch, join at beginning with slip stitch.
Chain three-= DCBP into every stitch, join at beginning with slip stitch. Repeat until your .head band is the thickness you desire. I went five rounds, follow your bliss man…
Then lightly stuff your buns(I used a bit of batting cotton) and sew onto your head band! I found it was a little easier if I put the head band on first, marked where my ears were with a row marker, then sewed those suckers on. Kept them whgere I wanted. Plus, right over the ears like that will make them lovely and warm come next winter- heck I’ll pair them with a cheap white dress for the easiest Princess Leia costume evah!