I’ll admit it. I’m a pretty big Harry Potter fan. No, I don’t have any wizard memorabilia or costumes and I don’t listen to wizard rock. But I have read the books once (…or thrice) and I enjoy the movies. I’m not ashamed. The series hits all of my buttons… well-written, good characters, thoroughly developed world, and completely over the top magic.
We went to see the latest movie (which was fun) and I got distracted by this hat:
Pretty pretty hat! In the back of my mind I was deconstructing that hat, even as [important plot elements] were going on. Luckily, they showed a lot of that hat! Sadly, the same cannot be said of the matching gloves Hermione was wearing or the Fair Isle scarf. An industrious knitter has already written a pattern for this hat at JL Yarnworks.
The top decreases are really beautiful (there’s a picture on Ravelry,) but personally, I’d go a different way. The original hat was not quite a beanie. It had little “ears” sticking off the sides, as if the hat had been knitted in a tube, decreased slightly, and then grafted together to form a rectangle instead of a dome. Just my two cents.
Even though I’ve been knitting straight for almost three years now, I never noticed knitwear in the movies much before. Now I can’t help it! I was watching some old episodes of How I Met Your Mother and my eyes were glued to a chunky Aran vest. It’s a good thing that character changed or I might not have paid any attention to the rest of the episode! Well, it’s not that bad. But it’s like I’ve got a “knitdar;” my eye is unnaturally attracted to Hollywood knitwear.
Knitdar: Be careful, it could happen to you!