Finished Object(s): Ravenclaw hat & scarf

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The Scarf Pattern: Prisoner of Azkaban Scarf by Lauren Kent
Made For: myself
Needle: US8
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease
Completed: August 7, 2015

The Hat Pattern: my own, but not yet typed up (Are you interested? Let me know!)
Made For: myself
Needle: US3
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Completed: February 4, 2016

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I’m not even kidding when I say I never want to see this scarf again. It was one of the first knitting projects I ever started and it took me over 8 years to actually finish. It was pretty boring so naturally I moved on to more complex projects throughout that time. The first time I went back to it, I realized how many mistakes there were — so I frogged the whole thing and started over.

i actually finished knitting my ravenclaw scarf!!! #project365

When I got back to it for the second time, I was a full-blown yarn snob and it’s just too bad I didn’t know any better about various fibers back in 2007.

10 days 'til Hogwarts! #teamravenclaw #ravelry

The hat was a very recent project (and finished about 1,000x faster), when I had leftover blue and grey yarn and had started planning my vacation to Harry Potter world. Of course I needed a Ravenclaw hat to go with my scarf!

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I found a photo of a Ravenclaw hat that I liked but I couldn’t find a pattern to match, so I went crazy and wrote up my own chart and pattern. I think it turned out pretty good for my first time! I plan to type it up someday and put it online, but I’m honestly glad to have some things accomplished and I think I’ll just go take a big nap first.

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Read more on Ravelry: the scarf | the hat