So I did the first Space Invader Hat, that I made a dozen pieces of and everybody was happy.  But there is always someone, who want something different.  In order to fulfil all needs brought towards me, I made this second hat.  And I want to share the pattern with you folks.  It is very similar to the original; only the middle part is changed.  However, I give you the full list of steps again, so you don’t have to switch between references.

Thanks to the awesome model modelling awesomely.
Thanks to the awesome model modelling awesomely.

Materials you need:

  • 3.5 mm double pointed needles (dpns) (or circulars for magic loop method)
  • 2 balls of yarn (I used Lana Grossa Cool Wool for that project, but any sports weight will do) in different colours (I will use the actual colours used here to explain the pattern).  You will only use up about half of the inserted colour (here: green).
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
Closing in on the top.
Closing in on the top.

Abbreviations (a.k.a. stitches you should know):

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • ktbl – knit through back loops
  • k2tog – knit two together
  • stb – switch to black
  • stg – switch to green
Traditional Hipster Shot.
Traditional Hipster Shot.

Techniques you should know (because I will not explain them; there are already so many helpful videos and tutorials out there!):

  • intarsia
  • intarsia in the round
  • how to switch colours effectively horizontally and vertically

Pattern Note:

  • 2×2 rib: 2ktbl, 2p (throughout the round)
Mug shot with the invader
Mug shot with the invader

Steps:

  1. with black: cast on 120 stitches
  2. distribute stitches on needles (if you use dpns) as you like, join the round, being careful not to twist
  3. work 3 rows in 2×2 rib
  4. stg, repeat step 3
  5. stb, repeat step 3
  6. repeat step 4
  7. stb, k 3 rows
  8. stg, k 3 rows
  9. repeat step 7, k 3 more rows
  10. k48, stg, k3, stb, k18, stg, k3, stb, k48  (you start intarsia in the round for the end of the round)
  11. p48, stg, p3, stb, p18, stg, p3, stb, p48
  12. repeat step 10
  13. p51, stg, p3, stb, p12, stg, p3, stb, p51
  14. k51, stg, k3, stb, k12, stg, k3, stb, k51
  15. repeat step 13
  16. k51, stg, k18, stb, k51
  17. p51, stg, p18, stb, p51
  18. repeat step 16
  19. p48, stg, p24, stb, p48
  20. k48, stg, k24, stb, k48
  21. repeat step 19
  22. k45, stg, k9, stb, k3, stg, k6, stb, k3, stg, k9, stb, k45
  23. p45, stg, p9, stb, p3, stg, p6, stb, p3, stg, p9, stb, p45
  24. repeat step 22
  25. p45, stg, p3, stb, p3, stg, p18, stb, p3, stg, p3, stb, p45
  26. k45, stg, k3, stb, k3, stg, k18, stb, k3, stg, k3, stb, k45
  27. repeat step 25
  28. k45, stg, k3, stb, k6, stg, k3, stb, k6, stg, k3, stb, k6, stg, k3, stb, k45
  29. p45, stg, p3, stb, p6, stg, p3, stb, p6, stg, p3, stb, p6, stg, p3, stb, p45
  30. repeat step 28
  31. p51, stg, p3, stb, p12, stg, p3, stb, p51
  32. k51, stg, k3, stb, k12, stg, k3, stb, k51
  33. repeat step 31
  34. k 6 rows
  35. stg, k 3 rows
  36. stb, k 3 rows
  37. stg, (k13, k2tog) around, k 1 row, (k12, k2tog) around
  38. stb, (k11, k2tog) around, k 1 row, (k10, k2tog) around
  39. stg, (k9, k2tog) around, k1 row, (k3, k2tog) around
  40. stb, (k2, k2tog) around, k1 row, (k1, k2tog) around
  41. thread yarn twice through remaining stitches and pull tightly
  42. weave in ends
  43. set your intarsia straight
  44. block if wanted
  45. done!
And done!
And done!

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