Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hermione Hearts Ron

This summer we've continued our nightly reading of the Harry Potter Series and we're now almost done with book six, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I stopped letting the boys watch the movies after number three, as the rating went from PG to PG-13, the language in the movie was more than in the books and it was just getting overall more mature and intense. When reading to the kids, I can edit and it's up to their imaginations, but with a movie you don't have that same control, so boring mom it is.

Along with reading the books, I've found a few Harry Potter inspired patterns, and made this beautiful hat out of upcycled 100% cashmere that I purchased for a custom listing and had enough left to make something else. It is absolutely gorgeous yarn, and has the velvety feel of a pair of well-worn jeans. The pattern is beautiful and the decreases at the crown create an interesting starfish-esque pattern. It's available in my etsy shop and is truly one of a kind due to the upcycled cashmere yarn.

Do you have a favorite hat pattern that you make over and over again? I will definitely be making this one again, but my old standby is the Hannah hat by Pepperberry Knits. I've made at least twenty of them!


Crafty Mama said...

We're almost finished with the first book, and I got the movie at Walmart the other day. We too, will be taking a break after the third movie.

This is a beautiful hat! It's been in my queue for ages.

Amanda Villagómez said...

Which one did mom let the boys watch last night? :)