My obsession obviously didn't wane as at the age of nine I went to a fancy dress party as Princess Leia, wearing one of my Mum's white jumpers belted with a bit of dressing gown chord and (as my own hair was of the elfin cut variety at the time) my Mum fashioned me an ingenious trademark Leia hairpiece from a stretchy Alice band and a couple of pairs of tights stitched to either side.
Anyway, fast forward almost 30 years and I still love a bit of Star Wars and it's something I've obviously passed on to Buster (with Mr Right's help) as he discovered the movies a few years back buying into the franchise with a love of the Clone Wars (CGI stories based on the characters aimed at kids, I'm a purist and won't even watch the remastered versions of the originals or the three prequels) and the various Lego incarnations of the genre.
I was doing my usual trawl through the crochet pages of Etsy trying to get some inspiration for my next project when I discovered a whole raft of Star Wars items created in wool including, to my amazement and delight, hats in the form of Princess Leia hair!!! I researched further on Google Images and came up with some right corkers (there's a LOT of bad crochet out there) although no pattern that I liked was forthcoming so I decided to have a bash at making my own. This was a bit of a watershed moment for me as far as crochet goes as I've never made up my own pattern before and thankfully I came up with something I was quite pleased with first time round how apt that tomorrow is May the fourth!!!
Now I can finally pass the Star Wars baton on to Missy too...
|"Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope"|
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