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How to make a pair of fleece Twi'Lek Lekku to wear as a hat.

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Materials List:
Blue Flece  (blanket from Ikea £5)
Brown Fleece (blanket from Asda £2)
Polysyrene Beads (£3 from Hobby Craft for more than enough beads)
Brown and Blue/white Thread
3 Inches of sew in Velcro or other sutible fastning.

I wanted to make some proper latex Lekku like the excellent Pam at Pam' Twi'lek Creations but I don't have the facilities at home so I went with what I know and sewed them.

This was all guess work, not really working from a pattern and only really drawing upon a pattern for a jesters hat.

The hat is filled with polystyrene balls so its really cozy.

(Needless to say I do not own rights to this, I have nothing to do with Lucas Arts and this is simply a bit of fun and I won't be selling them or profiting in anyway.)
 
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Step 1: Measure and cut

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The measurements you need are: Around your head from the nape of your neck to the front of your forehead (tophead), around your head over your ears (roundhead) and the length you want your Lekku (LL).

My roundhead is 60cm. My tophead is 40cm. My LL is 80cm.

Once you have that you can mark the shapes then cut them out.

Step 2: Check and sew

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Sew along the two longest sides. Due to the nature of fleece, the bottom fabric will feed faster than the top (unless you have a walking foot) but as long as you are neat it won't cause a problem but will not lie flat.

Sew the ends in such a way that when you turn it right ways out the ends will be pointy.

Step 3: Pin and sew the straight bits

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Now sew the straight bits together. (Sorry, it isn't a particularly good picture.)

Step 4: Inside the hat

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Cut two half moons and sew them together to create a simple beanie hat. Plonk it on your head and adjust to a good fit as this will be the inside of your lekku.

The second picture is the pointy bits from the last step inside the beanie so that it can be sewn in.

rockwood29 months ago

this tutorial looks helpful, but it most certainly is not. I went out, bought materials, which she does not specify as to how much fabric you'd need, and ended up with not enough. Please add more detail about that EXACTLY you're measuring, and what is being drawn into the pattern.

It took me a full minute of staring at your last photo to realize the half moon pieces are pulled out of the hat. I kept trying to figure out where that 'extra' piece of fabric was coming from XD.
I am def. going to make one of these before winter this year.. I wear Aayla as a costume, and it'd be fun to have this as a hat too! I need to remake my lekku, and I might just use your basic fleece pattern when I do that - my costume ones are cloth - spandex.
krobertson72 years ago
Um my friend and I seem to be having issues with your measurements. We are confused as to which ones go where on the pattern. Help!
arpoky3 years ago
This reminds me of a hat I saw on deviantART, but you took this amazing idea to a whole new level of awesomeness by adding the the headband and laces on the Lekku. Good work!

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/217/1/2/Twi__lek_Hat_by_Allyson_x.jpg
gnatquill (author)  arpoky2 years ago
Their hat is probably more wearable on a daily basis though!
Very true, unless one lives in a town full of Star Wars fans!
Asmodeous2 years ago
you look absolutely nuts in that hat
gnatquill (author)  Asmodeous2 years ago
Um...thank you? :-)
mygibzone3 years ago
This is AWESOME! I'm totally going to make myself one. Thanks for sharing!
blodden4 years ago
that is so sad, and yet somehow i would wear it.
gnatquill (author)  blodden4 years ago
I know, I'm such a loser! But...I'm a loser with a warm head! :-D To be honest though, so far, this is an indoor hat. :-)
i would wear it outside with pride! :D
nice! yay to making up your own patterns, that's how the best stuff is created:)
gnatquill (author)  ladycroft1084 years ago
It is fun to make up patterns but I would love to see the day Vogue or Simplicity release Lekku patterns! :-D
I'd probably buy more of their patterns if they did!
Ashurii4 years ago
Oh.. I am so making these when I can get myself to IKEA. Blue fleece. Lekku eared hat. I'm so there. <3 Thanks for the tutoriaaal!
gnatquill (author)  Ashurii4 years ago
Glad to hear it! I think its buy one blanket get one free in Asda at the moment too. Have fun!