Sunday, 24 March 2013

....a Totoro hat!!!!

A couple of weeks ago, my sister Varinia (I've talked about her right here  ) asked me to crochet a Totoro hat for my niece...she sent me a picture with a related link and so ...I did it!!















I needed my living model to fix the ears in the right place...


....and then to give you the idea of the hat done!!!! ;oD....


..... Cara Mara (brief message written in Italian for my niece!) spero tanto che il berretto ti piaccia! Io mi sono divertita molto nel farlo e sono soddisfatta del risultato! Tuo cugino si e' divertito molto a fare da modello e vorrebbe tenersi Totoro per se'..... con <3 zia Ale

To crochet this hat I followed this pattern and links :

Free crochet pattern : monkey hat (adult size) found at mamachee
Totoro Hat Medium by Silver88 on ravelry
and for the ears just follow : Crochet Bunny Hat Patern by Repeat Crafter Me
Thank you all for your help in this "Totoro hat adventure"!!!!

My personal touches:

  •  the eyes (hook 5) : with black yarn, chain 4, close the ring with a slip stitch, chain 3, 11 double crochet, slip stitch in the 3rd stitch of the first "chain 3"(12 stitches); for the second round, use white yarn and 2 double crochet in each stitch (24 stitches). Slip stitch in the first double crochet. done! (I use american crochet terms!)
the Dust Sprites hanging from the ear flaps : with white yarn (and 5mm hook), chain 25 stitches from each ear flap and bind off. With black yarn and a pom pom maker (mine is one from Clover, small size), make 2 pom poms and attach them to the cords with some knots!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today link : Link Your Stuff! and Craft Schooling Sunday !!!

19 comments:

  1. LOVE!! totoro is my favorite!

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  2. The hat is absolutely adorable!!!
    I love Totoro!!

    Might give it a try myself!

    Tania

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  3. What a nice hat. really beautiful! Love from Holland, Tinie

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  4. Oh that's too cute Ale......think you might have to crochet another for your son!!

    Claire x

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  5. Oh that's too cute Ale......think you might have to crochet another for your son!!

    Claire x

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  6. Oooh thank you for this - my sixteen year old is a huge Totoro fan so I can't wait to get started x Jane

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  7. What a great hat Ale - and your son looks very handsome modeling it. :)

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  8. So cute, I love Totoro!!
    Kate :}

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  9. So cute! I think you could make justa about anything. How did the model handle his assignment? :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. Well done, what a cute hat! And the photo with your son is too funny :-)

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  11. Hi!
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  12. We used to watch Totoro when my girls were little and we loved it! What a cute hat you made Alessandra!

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  13. great job! thanks for sharing on Craft schooling sunday!

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