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When I was writing up the pattern for Ariana, I found a page of notes I had forgotten I took for another item I made quite awhile ago. It is obviously taken right from my design for the HP Bags.

It was knit to fit my (dearly departed) iPhone, but it really would fit a variety of phones and smartphones or be great for keeping your ID and credit cards together while you go clubbing with your Gryffindor pals in Hogsmeade.

Anywho, see pattern below:
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This pattern has been a long time coming. WELL over a year ago I told Dani at Sunshine Yarns that I’d write up a pattern with her fabulous yarn. Then my blog blew up and I also misplaced my notes from when I knit these. Anywho, I finally have gotten my act together. Ch-ch-ch-check them out.

Pattern below.
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My favorite way to make hats is to start from the top and work down. The knitter keeps increasing until he or she has enough stitches and then it’s straight on from there. Also, if I happen to run out of my main yarn before the end of the hat, I could totally just make the brim out of a random contrast color I have on hand.

I’ve made a fair number of hats off the top of my head, but this one came out so well that I wanted to get it down. The combination of the cotton yarn and the gauge that I got with the needles I happened to grab I think made for a good balance of firm, hard-wearing fabric and touchability. Thought I’d share.

Pattern below.

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This is a pattern I haven’t been able to recover from an internet archive or anything else, but it is simple and I can easily reconstruct it.

Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock Yarn Mini-Skein Set (6 skeins were included)

Needles: size 4  (3.5mm) I used Circular needles with a good length cord so I had room for all my stitches.

Grab your first skein and, fairly loosely, cast on a lot. I think I did about 3 hundred stitches, but it’s up to knitter’s taste on this point. Knit on both odd and even rows until you run out of that skein. Add in the next skein, do the same. Repeat until you have just about enough to bind off all of those stitches. Do so with the stretchy bind off of your choice.

I ended up giving my own scarf a twist and seaming the two short ends together to create a sort of moebius cowl. This isn’t necessary but I enjoy it this way. I then double it up and wear it around my neck like a big ole scrunchy.

Found the PDF on Ravelry. I don’t remember if there was a witty post to accompany it =P April 2009


Gillyweed_Socks (PDF)

Wayback machine FTW! October 2007


4.5 st/inch gauge, to fit someone like me (22 inch circumference) CO 94 with smaller needles, knit for 1.5-2 inches, purl one round. Switch to larger needles (with which you get gauge). Knit til its big enough (I switched colors every other round, folded the brim up when the hat part was the same height and knit the brim together with that next round, then kept going). Do a crown of some sort. I go “K8, K2tog around; K7 K2tog around; etc” until I have just a handful of stiches left then cut and pull the tail through all of the stitches. Weave in. Tada!
Berroco Comfort, in Bitter Sweet and Olive. This is my 2nd hat from these skeins and I STILL HAVE SOME LEFT.
I love turned brims; They’re so finished looking. And this yarn? LOVE.

Reposted courtesy of the way back machine. September 2007



A couple of weeks ago I had a sudden desire to make a ridiculously big hat. I was at the yarn store and fell in love with a bigass hank of hypersoft yarn, despite the heat and despite being warned that it would pill like mad, I got it.

This is very simple and has likely been done many times before, but I’ll share my “pattern” anyway.


Big Hat
A thick and quite large crocheted hat with a rolled brim. Fits loosely on an average adult.

Yarn: Twinkle Handknits Soft Chunky Shown in 18 French Grey
Hook: 6mm / J
Gauge: 7.5 stitches and 3.75 rounds = 4 inches

Chain 3, slip stitch in 1st ch to make ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc 11.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc right below chain 3, *dc 2 in each stitch* around to end. Sl st in 3rd ch to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc 1 right below, dc 1 in next st *dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 sts* around, dc 2. Sl st in 3rd ch to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc 1 right below, dc 1 in next 2 sts, *dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next 3 sts* around, dc 1 in next 2 st. Sl st in 3rd ch to join.
Rounds 5-9: Ch 3, dc 1 right below, *dc 1 in each st* around to end. Sl st in 3rd ch to join.
Round 10: Ch 3, dc 1 right below, dc 1 in next 2 sts, *dc decrease in next 2 sts, dc 1 in next 3 sts* around, dc 1 in leftover stitches to end.
Weave in ends. Roll up brim. (If you don’t, it will surpass so-ugly-it’s-cute and go straight to friggin’-ugly.)


Another recovered post, thanks to the way back machine and Ravelry. August 2007 (Holy crap, has it been that long?)


Here is a little something I’ve been working on for the last few weeks. I started my first Gryffindor bag in response to Norah Gaughan’s Intricate Stag Bag, which is awesome but constructed in an odd way. Once I got thinking about doing the whole thing in the round, I then began to feel like I should use my own fair isle design as well.


Then I of course felt like I should share the finished pattern with everyone else.

The PDF is pretty big, so you can get it at Ravelry: CLICK

(Check back at this page for errata and updates.)
Edit 08.26.07: Added circular needle length.

Huge, huge thankses to my wondermous test-knitters Kara and Omly. You all are the best, and super fast!


Leaky had this pattern archived for me too. Phew!  May 2007

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Wendelin the Weird
(mediaeval; dates unknown) Chocolate Frog card
Witch in Middle Ages who enjoyed being burned at the stake

Every time I make a pair of socks I seem to add at least one tweak to the formula a little bit, hopefully bringing me ever closer to the “perfect” sock for my foot. This sock is toe-up with a wider and shorter toe, a heel flap (worked the “wrong way”), and ribbing along the sides for a snug fit. Disclaimer: This isnt a true pattern and is intended for those that know a little about sock construction.

Read below for instructions.

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