‘Doctor Who’: Crochet your very own Dalek hat
Originally posted February 13, 2012 1:59 PM MST
Doctor Who is still months away, and while the wait is still long (and pretty much unbearable) there are ways to occupy your time.
One way is to revisit the show via Netflix, from the classics to the current season, which is always fun. But if you really want to occupy your time, then creating your own Dalekshould definitely help.
Since I created the TARDIS hat, I thought that a Dalek hat was needed. So now you can make your very own, while you wait for the next Doctor Who to start. And no worries, I am sure this Dalek won’t scream EXTERMINATE! as you work it into a hat of awesome.
I made mine in grey, but with a whole bunch of Dalek's being super colorful, you can make your's in as many colors as you like such as red, blue, white, yellow, etc. Or you can stick with the basics (grey, brown, I think green?). One last thing. I have seen some other Dalek hats out there and some have protruding eye stalks which I felt was too much. You can leave your beanie sans eye, or add a simulated one to give your Dalek the look. Really up to you.
Please do not post this pattern on your website or take it as your own. I ask that you instead link to my page, which will help with internet karma. Mainly yours.
Dalek Hat Crochet Pattern
H Hook or hook size needed for a bigger size
Worsted Weight Yarn of your choice
Double Crochet –DC
Half Double Crochet – HDC
Front Post Double Crochet – FPDC
Some helpful notes:
In order to have a seam that is virtually invisible, make sure to sl st to join the round, ch 1, then DC/HDC in the same stitch as the slip stitch.
Camel Stitch – Do a normal HDC and instead of inserting the hook through the normal loops, you want to turn the stitch towards you, where you will see one more loop. That is where you will insert your hook.
Tapestry crochet - You work with two colors at once, simply working over the color you're not using, like working over a yarn tail to hide it. When it's time to switch colors, you just pull up the previously worked-over color and start working over the other color.
Row 1 Make 11 DC in a magic ring (click here on how to do this), sl st and pull close. 11 DC.
Row 2 Ch 1, 2 DC in same stitch as sl st in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 1. 22 DC
Row 3 Ch 1, 2 DC in first stitch,1 dc in next st, then 2 dc in next stitch repeating all around, sl st in top of ch 1. 33 DC
Row 4 Ch 1, 2 DC in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat all around , sl st in top of ch 1. 44 DC
Row 5 Ch 1, 2 DC in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat all around, sl st in top of ch 1 55 DC
Row 6 Ch 1, 2 DC in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat all around, sl st in top of ch 1. 66 DC
Row 7-9 Ch 1 1 dc in first stitch, then 1 in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 1. 66 DC
Row 10 This will be the Dalek pattern: Ch 1 (2 fpdc grey, 9 dc black) all the way around. This is done using Tapestry crochet (see notes above) sl st. 66 DC
Row 11 Ch 1 with grey only, 1 HDC in first stitch, then 1 HDC in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 1. 66 HDC
Row 12 Ch 1, 1 fpdc in first stitch, 1 fpdc in nest stitch, then 9 dc in next set of stitches (see camel stitch directions) around, sl st in top of ch 1. 66 DC
Row 13 Repeat row 11
Row 14 Repeat row 12
Row 15 Repeat row 11
Row 16 Ch 1,(see camel stitch directions) 1 DC in first stitch, then 1 dc in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch1. 66 DC
Row 17 Ch 1, 1 DC in first stitch, then 1 dc in each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Row 1 with F hook and black yarn, 10 DC in a magic ring, sl st.
Row 2 Ch 1, 2 DC in first stitch, then 2 dc in each stitch around. Fasten off making sure to leave a long tail. 20 DC.
Next, with the blue yarn, 10 DC in a magic ring. Fasten off making sure to leave a long tail.
Now, making sure to center it better than I did, sew on the black part first, then the blue. Now you don’t have to add this part, but I wanted an option other than a protruding eye stalk.