Side note, I crochet really tightly. So if you notice my patterns or anything not working out for you, that might be why.
Anyway, I tried making an R2D2 hat for my brother and it wasn't working out for me at all. It was so small even though I had already added a few more stitches. Luckily, my brother has a small head, but even then it fit him barely. So my first hat was a bust and, discouraged, I looked for another style of beanie. I found a pattern for a slouchy beanie and decided to try and put a design on it. Since my friend wanted a Tako Luka hat (an octopus worn as a hat I guess would be the best way to describe that), I tried to put Luka's face on the beanie. When I had finished the base hat and added the character's face, I tried it on and it went all the way over my head! I was happy it fit but then I noticed that when it went over my head, the eyes were kind of where my eyes were and, BOOM, I had a new obsession. Slouchy beanie masks.
Tako Luka hat as hat:
Tako Luka hat as mask:
So I've started to make a bunch of them. I've done a few pokemon like
And I'm still working on Iron Man:
But I think they're really fun.