Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tow Mater Hat
I had a request for a Mater hat right before Christmas. I have to say I am not a Cars fan as my children are a little older now. After investigating who this character is through several photos, costumes and toys online, this is what I came up with. I am sharing the pattern of the facial details with you since I have received so many requests, but the hat pattern I used is not mine. I use Yarn and Musings' pattern for the body of most of my hats. It's done in rounds and sometimes I change it for stripes, but for Mater you don't need to alter the pattern. Follow this link to the hat pattern.
For Mater's windshield:
make a single crochet foundation chain of 18.
ch 3, dc in same stitch and across in each sc.
crochet 18 dc across for 4 rows.
row 5: ch 1, slip stitch twice, sc twice, hdc twice, dc four times, treble in one stitch and fasten off.
For the eyeballs:
using black, 5 sc in a magic ring, changing to green in the last stitch.
2 sc in each stitch, fasten off and sew both eyeballs to the white windshield.
Mater's teeth: a single crochet foundation chain of three, extending 3 rows. I do think he would look better with one tooth longer than the other. You can do this by making one tooth one row longer. I hope to make another hat in the future and add headlights and a carb.
You may enjoy my patterns for free, even sell your finished projects, but please DO NOT claim them as your own, sell them as your own, or use my photos as your own.