Om Nom Hat

Hey Y'all!

So, for all the fans of the iPhone game Cut The Rope I decided to write a pattern for a hat that looks like Om Nom, the monster! The PDF can be found here! Enjoy!


V's Ellie

Internet, meet Horton! This is the elephant that I knit for Virginia and I'm kind of obsessed with him. His head is really floppy, but I've sewed it on tight enough that it won't fall off. She loves him, so I call this project a success!

V's Hat

This is the first in what is sure to be a long series of hats. I love how it turned out! 
With this yarn, the suggested 5 inches was too long in the actual body of the hat, so I’ve just rolled the ribbed section to make it a bit shorter! This is a super quick easy to follow pattern which can be found here

Ravenclaw Shrug

So, I actually finished this months ago! I've just been a horrible person and neglected my blog. Oh well! Better late than never! Here it is:


Starting A New Project!

Hey All!

I'm just starting a shrug (in Ravenclaw Blue) and I'm really excited about it! I'm knitting it with Cotton Fleece Blue Paradise and from this pattern!

I'll post again when it's finished!

Happy Stitchin!
          Katie H


Sale's Ear Warmer

Sale, one of my friends at Chewonki, was on farm chores during the chilly winter and asked me to make her a headband. Of course, I obliged. So here it is!

Yes that is me wearing it. Right before she took it off my head. 
MC: Vanna's Choice- Grey Marble
CC: Vanna's Choice- Light Blue

Cast On 20 sts.

work 15 rows stockinette in MC
then 4 rows CC

repeat until it is a bit smaller around than the head you are knitting it for. You want it to stretch some so that it stays on and keeps the ears nice and snuggly.

Happy Stitchin!
           Katie H


Sophie's Bag

So I knit this bag for my Gryffindor friend Sophie at Chewonki. She wanted something with the lion on it, so I designed this bag!

Obviously, she likes it 

Main Color: Vanna's Choice Cranberry
Contrasting Color: Vanna's Choice Mustard
Lion worked inartisia. pattern taken from

Lykkefanten's http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/go-gryffindor

Cast On 45 sts.
Knit 10 rows MC
Knit 3 rows CC
Knit 50 rows MC
*Knit 4 rows CC
  Knit 4 rows MC
  repeat from * 6 times
Knit 4 rows CC
Bind off

Happy Stitchin!
           Katie H


Herman Turtle

Hey Everyone!

This is Herman Turtle! He is named such, because I knitted him while watching A Very Potter Squeal, on youtube. In said production, no one can say Hermione's name and they call her Herman most of the time. The name just stuck to this little guy.

He is knit out if the book, Animal Friends: Two by Two by Michele Wilcox. I knit him on size 4 needles with Sugar and Creme 100% cotton yarn. He fits in the palm of your hand. He would make a sweet baby gift or quick knit toy for any kid. Herman is also a great stash-buster project, as his shell is made of triangles, all of which require very little yarn!

Here is Herman, helping me post this!
Happy Stitchin!
          Katie H


Hermione Inspired Headband

Hey All!

I was looking for an open work headband to knit, and I couldn't find one that I liked, so I wrote a pattern for my own! It's inspired by the open work in the hat that Hermione wears in the Deathly Hallows movie!

Here it is!

And here is the pattern for it!

1) CO 2 and inc. 1 at the beginning of each of the next rows until you have 13 stitches
2) k all
3) k1 p12 k1
4) k all
5) k1 p2 YO k2tog p3 YO k2tog p3 k1
6) k all
7) k1 p3 Yo k2tog p3 YO k2tog p2 k1
8) k all
9) k1 p4 YO k2tog p3 YO k2tog p1 k1
*repeat steps 2 through 9 until headband is the desired length*
10) k2tog at the beginning of each of the next rows until only 2 remain
11) k2tog and tie ends together
12) wear it!

I knit this out of a fairly stretchy wool and mine ended up being about 14 inches from end to end. I recommend making it slightly smaller than you would think to, as it needs to be snug so to keep your hair back.
Here I am, wearing mine!

Happy Stitchin!
          Katie H


Hermione's Hat


AH. *breaths a sigh of relief*. You out there in the internet world, yes you, right there. You are now up to date on my knitting shenanigans. This hat is my most recent creation. I actually finished it today. Oh joy be to me. Now, on with it. 
My hat! (sideways)
 This hat is taken from the pattern Hermione <3's Ron by Christy Aylesworth. The original pattern can be found here. I knit it on size 9 round needles (16 in). It is knit with an old grey tweed that was in my mom's stash, without a label. It knit up a bit large, so I ended up putting a fold in at the back of it to make it fit my head. The whole thing took me less than a day, knitting mostly constantly. It turned out well, if you ask me! It's very warm, and looks almost exactly like the one that Hermione wears in the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Even for someone who is not a Harry Potter fan, it knits up quick and very pretty. 

Me (looking slightly creepy) in my hat

 Here is the hat on my Ravelry!

Happy Stitchin!
           Katie H

Epic Potter Socks!


These are my most epic Harry Potter Socks. I finished them recently and love them dearly. They are knit on sizes 2 and 3 double points and knit with Lions Brand Vanna's Choice in Cranberry and Mustard (not a pleasant color name, but it matches perfectly with the red). 

These are the heels. The Gs are done as embroidery when the socks are done. 
These are the fronts. The lions are done as embroidery when the socks are done.

Me wearing my lovely socks. I changed the pattern to be knee socks.

The front and back together.
Many thanks to Lykkefanten on Ravelry for this amazing pattern. To make the socks look like this, please look at my notes on Ravelry, as I made many changes. 

My Pattern  
Original Pattern (link to the PDF download)

Happy Stitchin!
          Katie H

Sweet Baby Boots


Several of my regular mothers that I do babysitting for have recently gotten pregnant. I wanted to make them something small and easy to knit, to celebrate their new arrival! I found these in the book Knitting Pretty by Kris Percival on page 73. The knit in maybe 2 hours and can be completely customized to fit the taste of the new mother. They were a hit! I highly recommend this pattern.

Happy Stitchin!

           Katie H


Simple First Sweater

You there! Hello!

This was my first venture into knitting a sweater. It was quite a journey. I knit it in November of last year, during production of my high school's musical. It took about 2 1/2 weeks to knit, but that was knitting rather a lot, and often in places I wasn't supposed to (like class). The yarn, Glen by Debbie Bliss, is 60% wools and 40% acrylic. It took just over seven 50g balls to complete. I'm about to go to Maine for a semester school, so I am so happy to have this lovely warm sweater. Maine in February is, suffice to say, rather cold. The pattern it is knit from is an old one of my mom's, so I can't reference y'all to it online, but the name of it is, Elkna Sweater.

Happy Stitchin!
           Katie H

Purple and Grey Mittens

Hey out there!

These are some mittens that I knit from a pattern out of the book Knitting Pretty by Kris Percival. They can be found on page 59. They are knit with Lions Brand Homespun in Dark Grey and Purple. Knit on size 6 double points. They are quite splendid and warm. I really recommended them!

Happy Stitchin!

           Katie H


Westley Teddy Bear

This is the teddy bear that I knit for my very best friend Faith. His name is Westley. He's knit with Lily Sugar and Cream in two different colors. One was a white based with green yellow and blue highlights and the body was with 2 different blue yarns. One was solid blue and one sort of stripped. He's really adorable. 

He was knit on size 4 double pointed needles and it took me about a week, knitting on and off.

The pattern for him can be found here ---> http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/teddy-bear-knitting-pattern/v1
(it is downloaded as a PDF)

Happy Stitchin!
Katie H

Fingerless Gloves

These are some fingerless gloves that I knit in December. I may or may not have supposed to have been studying for finals... but SSHHHH that's a secret.

They are knit with Lily Sugar and Cream (which is 100% cotton, so they can go in the washer) on size 7 needles. They took me about 3 days, knitting on and off.

The pattern can be found here---> http://yarnneedlesandacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2010/10/vanilla-frappe-fingerless-gloves.html

Happy Stitchin!
Katie H


The World's Longest Project

This is my quilt that I knit in patches over about 2 years. It took me a rather on and off time to finish it but it is twin bed sized and almost drapes over both ends. I finished this in about June of 2010. Shows that ANYTHING is possible :-)

Happy Stitchin!
Katie H

Oh hello there!

New Blogger here, so bear with me!

This is a blog about my knitting. I absolutely adore knitting, I do it almost constantly! I love Harry Potter as well (as if one couldn't have already figured on that), and I am always on the look out for patterns. My favorite things besides HP to knit are stuffed animals. I've yet to write any of my own patterns, but perhaps that will come with time.
 Thanks for checking me out!

Happy Stitchin!
Katie H