Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Andy Hat and Big Mac Mitts

The Andy Hat and Big Mac Mitts

The Andy hat and Big Mac Mitts
Back in January I was flipping through the Sky Mall and saw a photo of my favorite android, Andy. I decided to make a hat that looked like Andy, so I give you the Andy hat!

Also around the same time I fell in love with Twinkie Chan's Burger mitts. Since I'm a huge fan of the Big Mac, this is my homage...I'm still trying to find the right color orange for the special sauce, but so far they're Two all beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles onions on a sesame seed bun!


We went camping with some friends who made the most awesome burgers. What a perfect accompaniment for my Big Mac Mitts!

I didn't make up a pattern for the mitts but here's my pattern for the hat.
The Andy Hat
Pattern notes. I made this using a K sized hook. I have a pretty large head and this hat was even a wee bit loose on me so if I were to make it again I might either move down to a J sized hook or skip the last set of increases and add an extra row (60 sts)...that might be a bit small for me personally though, so you just have to pay attention as you crochet. Also in order to make it more snug I really tightened my stitches on the last three or for rows.
R1-Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
R2-2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
R3 2 sc in each around (24 sts)
R4- sc 1 in ea (24 sts)
R5-*Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 12 times (36 sts)
R6- sc 1 in ea (36 sts)
R7-*sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 12 times (48 sts)
R8- sc 1 in ea (48 sts)
R9-*sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 12 times (60 sts)
R10-sc 1 in ea (60 sts)
R11-*sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 12 times (72 sts)
R12-20sc 1 in ea (72 sts)

R1-ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
R2-5 sc 6, bind off leaving tail for sewing

Sew the antenna on and use two buttons for eyes, I chose white, but black might also have been nice...since Andy's eyes are basically holes that go all the way through, you'd want to pick whatever you'd think would be in the background :)

a quickr pickr post


Helena said...

Oh my goodness I love the burger mitts.

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

WOW. that is rad. just totally and utterly rad.

RollerScrapper said...

Thank you both, I can't seem to resist these cute ideas!

thelilacbakery said...

Thanks for you're support on my Big Mac-arons! These Big Mac Mitts are so sweet! What perfect Big Mac partners!x

allYson said...

cute! I bought Twinkies book and made the carrot scarf. Couldnt find a pattern for the mitts, but you are so good you prob. just looked at them and were able to make them :). Did you see her T-Bone Steak purse, super cutte too.

RollerScrapper said...

I just looked at the mitts but I did see she has a pattern for mummy mitts on elsie flannagan's sure so that's how I got the approximate sizing. I love that tbone bag! Next I want to make a gingerbread man :)

RollerScrapper said...

Arg I meant elsie's site! Here is a link!

mo.honey said...

How did I miss this pOST?! ARGH.. I've been holding my breath waiting to see a photo posted of your Big Mac Mitts. I LOVE THEM SO. AAAAAHHHH!!!!!

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tylerfullerton said...

Awesome burger mitts! Be careful when eating a real Big Mac while wearing them, you do not want to bite into your hands!

RollerScrapper said...

Thanks mo and ty, I haven had a big mac with these mitts yet, but I'm looking forward to it and I will have to get a picture :)

Adeli said...

Jen, those are so cute!!!