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, my children are a little older.  After looking at several photos, costumes and toys, this is what i came up with...
I use the Yarn and Musings pattern for the body of most of my hats.  It's done in rounds, so sometimes i change it for stripes, but for Mater you don't need to. this is the link..

  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.
 eyeballs,  with 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 white windshield

   Mater's teeth are a single crochet foundation chain of three, extending 3 rows.   i do think he would look better with one tooth longer than the other.  i hope to make another hat in the future with headlights and a carb.

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  1. Thank you for this pattern! I'm going to make some for my nephews. You did an awesome job. Tow mater looks sooo cute. :)

  2. How did you attach the windshield etc?

    1. As with most flowers and appliques, I just simply sew them on. A lot of the time, I leave the tails long enough to use so my "sewing string" will match perfectly.

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    1. Sorry not sure, but I can guess it was called Persimmon.