My love for Harry Potter is never ending. I watch the movies regularly while I’m working. I listen to them on audiobook at night. I obsess. If we had had a boy…well, I think I’ve told this story before. I’m still waiting for the girls to fully latch onto the series, but we’re getting closer. In the meantime, I keep myself busy by making plenty of Harry Potter crafts so of course I joined in with Rae Gun Ramblings once again for her Happy Harry Potter series! This year, I made a Harry Potter Sorting Hat Weaving!
I have really been enjoying weaving lately and I think that it fits perfectly in the wizarding world. I can imagine this hanging at The Burrow. I used a large loom and two different shades of brown yarn.
I started with the lighter shade of brown and tried to make the basic base of the hat.
After each row was finished, I used my comb to shape it.
The darker brown was for shading. This obviously isn’t a pattern (yet!), but hopefully the pictures along the way will help.
At this point, the brim was finished and I started to work my way up the hat.
The darker brown was used for the mouth and eyes. “Bee in your bonnet, Potter?”
I think it was at this point that I knew I had seriously underestimated how long it was going to take me to finish this!
I kept weaving and shaping the hat. It’s old and worn in the book, so I wasn’t overly concerned with perfect edges.
Finally the hat portion was finished!
I tied tassels onto the bottom in the two brown colors and started weaving the background in a chunkier cream with brown flecks.
I was able to go in and finish shaping the hat and filling in gaps as I went. When I reached the top, I wove all of my ends into the back of the weaving, slid dowels through both ends, and removed it from the loom.
I am so crazy tickled with how my Harry Potter Sorting Hat Weaving turned out. It’s not perfect, but I think it totally works. And now I have a really fun homemade addition to my Harry Potter collection that’s all over the house! If only he would sing to me!
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Prize Pack #2
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- Black Wand Holster and Magic Wand (toddler, child, and adult sizes available)
- Character Shirt (Choice of Snape, Hermione, or Luna)
- Make Love Not Horcruxes Book Bag
- Words are Magic Quote Pillow
- The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter
- Personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
- World of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
- One Dozen Harry Potter Cookies
- Hedwig Owl Post Necklace
- Lit Joy Crate June Box
- Harry Potter Character Funko of Choice (restrictions apply)
- 10$ Worth of Harry Potter Art Prints
- Classic Maillot Swimsuit SEWING PATTERN