Tuesday, December 15, 2015

hermione hat

This little project combines two of my favorite things: knitting and Harry Potter. The pattern is Hermione Hearts Ron and is based on the hat worn by Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince." I included a photo from the movie promos below, just in case you were having trouble telling me apart from Emma Watson.

cozy birdhouse | hermione's cable and eyelet hat

 hermione's cable and eyelet hat

The yarn is Knit Picks Andean Treasure in colorway Fog Heather, which is super soft and drapey ("drapey" is totally a word in knitting jargon). This is my first time ordering from Knit Picks after drooling over the catalogues for many months. They have a full-color, two-page centerfold spread... of just yarn! It's wonderful. More project details are available on my Ravelry page.

You'd think I'd have learned my lesson by now, but I am a creature of habit: knit something once too big, undo and reknit on smaller needles for a perfect fit. Happens (almost) every time! Fortunately, reknitting a hat only takes a few days. I completed this one just in time for our annual Girls' Weekend in Chicago. We celebrated with all our favorite traditions: lunch at the Walnut Room in Macy's, dinner at Grand Lux, lots of shopping, and a sleep over at my cousin Courtney's condo. I even bought a few gifts! Now it really feels like the Christmas season.

cozy birdhouse | chicago girls weekend

1 comment:

  1. ...even prettier than Hermione!

    Loved our annual overnight in Chi-town with the girls!