I whipped up this hat over the past couple of days for three reasons:
1. A Christmas present for my younger, video game obsessed brother.
2. To learn how to weave colors behind the work for stranded knitting.
3. To learn how to use two circular needles to do small diameter work.
While I'm certainly not the first person to make a hat based on Space Invaders, I couldn't find a pattern that actually used the true sprite maps from the game. So, graph paper in hand, I designed my own. (Well, combined Atari's designs with a basic hat pattern, anyway.)
I've attached a pdf file with the directions, in case anyone else has a friend or family member that would appreciate one of these. Note that I didn't spend much time writing up the pattern, so it is a little sketchy, but should be sufficient if you've made a hat before.