I want this hat. I NEED this hat. But I can’t knit, and I don’t know anyone who can do fair isle. I have tried to learn to knit, just so I can make this hat (I’m hopeless). Carol Schoenfelder posted this Stargate beanie over at Ravelry, and I truly think it’s the greatest hat ever. She used the gate symbols as well as traditional fair isle patterns, making this subtly geeky and incredible cool.
There’s a free tutorial on her Ravelry page, which means someone can make this for me, right? Pretty please?
Premier Yarns has a free PDF pattern of this super cute knit owl hat. It doesn’t hurt that I *love* the colors. If only I knit! They have a ton of other free patterns too, so check it out if you’re a knitter.
Here are my choices for the 12 best geek crafts of 2010:
January – Super Mario Vest by The Happy Seamstress
February – Minimalist Take on Star Wars by Justin Van Gendern
March – Tiny Harry Potter Paintings by JennaDickes
April – Periodic Table of the Elements Table by Abigailscrafts
May – Buffy the Vampire Slayer button by ButtonBettie
June – Tardis Schrapnel by Irishdaydreamer
July – Crocheted Spock Head by Amy
August (we didn’t have anything, so here’s one I like from May) – Origami Dinosaurs by essemde
September (we also didn’t have anything, so here’s another one from June) – Mario Mushroom Grill by Greg.Matta
October – Darth Vader Princess Costume by mayamagination
November – Tardis Star Quilt by Wendy
December – Steampunk Cthulhu Goggles by RobinRed
Arrrgh. Pirate humor always amuses me, and this knitting tote with embroidery by Craftster user Urban Threads is no exception. She machine-embroidered the skull and knitting crossbones patch and attached it to a store-bought tote using Patch Attach glue.