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 my patterns or photos as your own and DO NOT sell them.