I know the yarniverse is all abuzz with a very pink movie coming out this weekend, but my kid and I are more excited about Pikmin 4, so he asked for this last night and I made it today:
It’s a Pikmin hat!
Yarn: some bulky blue I had in stash with no label, plus some green variegated Red Heart Super Saver held doubled.
Hook size: I (5.5mm)
I used this “pixie hat” pattern for the base since I’d made one ages ago and remembered it: https://crochetcrochet.livejournal.com/428082.html
Before rows 3, 4, 5 I added a row of double crochet to make the “stem” a bit longer than it was in the original design. It would be a bit more game accurate to make it thinner/taller but then it might need some reinforcement to stand up. As my 5 year old immediately put on the hat and started headbang-smacking his dad with the leaf, I think I made the right choice to avoid any stiffeners or wire in this project.
For the leaf I used this pattern: https://www.cookiesnobcrochet.com/home/fall-leaf-garland (I have made my own leaf patterns in the past, but I liked the finishing on this one in particular.)
Then I sewed the leaf to the top with some extra work and some longer stitches into the stem to make sure it was on securely and wouldn’t flop over too much.
My kid has an adult-sized noggin so it fits both of us.
It took most of the day to make between playing board games with my kid and giving the dog a bath. (That is to say, it took all day but very little of that day was spent crocheting.)
Of course now I kind of wish I had more random bulky yarn to make a yellow and red one so the whole family can match.