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26 January 2008 @ 02:12 pm
Two hats: Ravenclaw, and Deathly Hallows  
Here are a couple of Harry Potter hats I've worked up in the past few months. (I suppose they could be considered mild spoilers, if you haven't read the seventh book. If you're paranoid, skip 'em.)

First, a Ravenclaw hat using double-knit to put some words along the brim.

It reads, "Wit beyond measure . . ." I'm utterly in love with double-knit, especially on hats. Double thickness over the ears, AND I could put in words.

The second hat is a little more subtle. It's a Fair Isle hat with the Deathly Hallows symbol worked into it. So far, nobody I've polled has noticed it without having it pointed out, but it still makes me happy.

I even put circles, lines, and triangles up along the crown, right before the decreases. The hidden iconography makes me happy--it seems appropriate for something as vaguely cult-ish/conspiratorial as the Deathly Hallows.

EDIT: By request, here are the charts for both hats. I may eventually write out the whole pattern for the Deathly Hallows hat, but for now, you can have the chart.

Wit beyond measure chart, worked on 85 stitches
Deathly Hallows chart worked on a multiple of 18 stitches.
Patti: elephantslash_kitten on January 26th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
wow, these are gorgeous. I'm all for the DH hat - I love hidden symbols! Amazing job you did on these!
I am the walrus: letsgometsrobriki on January 26th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
dragonsinger954 on January 26th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Very Awesome and requesting permission to post these in the Leaky Cauldron Photo Galleries!

Dragonsinger, TLC Crafty Witch
Emmamedia_res on January 26th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Go for it!
(No Subject) - dragonsinger954 on January 26th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
SSBbluekitsune on January 26th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful! I love the DH hat doubly -- it's just beautiful to begin with, and with the added spiff of the semi-hidden Potter meaning. Beautiful work!!
Bonniephobiaofshae on January 26th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Wow!! Do you have patterns for those? Both of those hats are AMAZING.
Emmamedia_res on January 26th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
I don't just yet, but I may write them up at some point. If you'd like the charts, I'd be happy to share them.
(No Subject) - media_res on January 26th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(No Subject) - phobiaofshae on January 26th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Pixie Thiefpixiethief on January 26th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
I hereby second the request for pattern/charts, if you're willing to share...they're lovely!
Emmamedia_res on January 26th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Linked above!
katphatkitten on January 26th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
I love how subtle the symbol is on the DH hat...I love hidden things like that! Plus, it looks really awesome.
newleaf31: Dan - Harry knittingnewleaf31 on January 26th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
I too am enamored of the hidden symbolism of the DH hat! (The Ravenclaw one's amazing, too, but at the end of the day, I'm a die-hard Gryffindor, lol.)

I've been hoping to try more Fair Isle knitting, so I'd like to toss my hat in the ring (heh) with those requesting the pattern for the DH hat, should you decide to write it up. It's just beautiful work.
Christy: teh-indy  -   weasley love you long timezucchini on January 26th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
gorgeous work!
jammin15 on January 26th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Wow! Those are amazing. I especially like the Ravenclaw hat, but I might be biased. :]
honeyed_scarlet: Death Invisibility DHhoneyed_scarlet on January 27th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
i love your icon..
(No Subject) - scarlettbella on January 27th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
marchekmarchek on January 26th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Fantastic work!!!
I especially love the Ravenclaw hat (being one myself). You've inspired me to make a few "edits" on my newly completed Ravenclaw beret.
Thanks for posting!
This is but an indulgence of a whimmuggleangel on January 27th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Super cool! You can also put the hat on inside-out and read it in a mirror, which is a definate plus. :)
Alisasleepsong on January 27th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Those are really, really, really, really awesome.

(Educational moment: Your second hat is not Fair Isle. It's stranded colour work, yes, but not Fair Isle.)
Emmamedia_res on January 27th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
I'm aware of that, actually, but at this point, the two are used interchangeably so often that saying "stranded color work" sounds more formal than seemed appropriate for a blog post. Normally I'm all for the purity of language, but everyone here knows exactly what I meant, and I can't guarantee that would be the case if I said "stranded color work". So, on this particular issue, I tend to sacrifice accuracy for the sake of clarity.
(No Subject) - miss_ljv on January 27th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
(No Subject) - scarlettbella on January 27th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
secretsunsp0ken on January 27th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
Gorgeous hats, both of them! What yarn did you use?
Emmamedia_res on January 27th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Thanks! The Ravenclaw hat is done in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Sapphire Heather and Amber Heather. (The perfect Ravenclaw colors, I think.)

The DH one is Lion Wool . . . dang, I've forgotten the colors. Ah well.
(No Subject) - secretsunsp0ken on January 27th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
Evil Traceyeviltracey on January 27th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Bloody Brilliant! :-)