Anyway, I decided that once again, I would go with a hat. One of Nicholas's favorite Star Wars characters is the evil Sith lord Darth Maul, so I looked around for a Darth Maul hat pattern. Some of them were not good (seriously, have the designers even seen the movie? he doesn't have goat-length horns....), and some looked so basic that I knew I could come up with something on my own just as easily as following someone else's pattern.
I did use one pattern, though.... My favorite graph beanie pattern by Liz McQueen! It makes such a nice, stretchy, well-shaped hat! Then, I free-handed some horns, stitched them on, added a bit more detailing, and voila: Darth Maul!
Sonia would like you to pretend that she's not wearing a pajama top with a cute little bow on the neckline. Instead, imagine that she is wearing a scary black outfit fit for a Sith lord.
Here's a good picture of ole' Darth Maul himself:
Yikes. Not someone you want to meet in a dark alley.
Even Sith lords gotta smile once in a while.
I studied pictures of Darth Maul very closely while I made this hat. You can kind of see how the black ovals under the horns on the front of the hat aren't stitched down perfectly around the edge, because if I did that, the hat wouldn't stretch properly.
I think I might have placed the horns a bit too high. If I ever make this hat again, I'll try to place the horns lower. They also might be just a touch too big. Oh well. At least I didn't make them goat-length.
Sonia posed with the Darth Maul action figure that I bought for Andrew during way back during law school finals (I believe it was when he was a 1L). Too bad she broke his double-sided lightsaber.