I, as a rule, love to be asked for favors.  I love doing favors, offering advice, and recommending places/things that I like.  It’s a sick thrill, like: I’m helpful!  I have a trusted opinion! I’m reliable! And gosh-darn it, people like me!

But there are good requests and there are bad requests.  Good requests are usually open-ended, accompanied by enthusiasm- and a distinct lack of hard deadlines.  Good requests respect your time and your expertise, and are motivated by admiration for your talents.  Good requests are a joy to fulfill for people like me.

This totally cute hat is the result of a request. The Good kind.  I used the Baby Mutze Yodam as an inspiration with a few modifications. I knit for 1.5″ to form a roll brim, then made 4 additional welts, with a shortened fifth welt centered over the forehead.  I followed the decreases as written as well.   Lastly, I created my own ears, chart included below.  This fun Yoda green is brought to you by Cascade Ultra Pima in the spring green colorway.

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And the “charted pattern.”  It’s basically all knits with some kfb increases to provide the old-guy-alien ear edge.

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