When one of my dearest childhood friends announced recently that he is expecting twins, I knew exactly what I needed to make him for a baby gift. It needed to have something to do with Harry Potter, because him and his wife adore the wizard in world and even had a subtle undertone of such at their wedding a couple years ago. It needs to be gender neutral, or easily transferred to the other gender, since it’s still too early to know for certain, AND dr’s still mess up from time-to-time. It really was a no-brained. I’m going to make them some Harry Potter beanies (with removable flower clips). As I did some quick research, I also decided to make some necktie appliqués that I could sew onto some onesies to make it a more complete “costume”. So, like always, you guys get to enjoy the patterns 😊
- Three different hook sizes: K/6.5, J/6.0, E/3.5
- Worsted weight yarn in the proper colors: Slytherin – Green and Grey, Ravenclaw – Blue and White, Hufflepuff – Yellow and Black, Gryffindor – Maroon and Gold
- Hair clippers for the flowers
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends and attaching the appliqués to the onesies
- Onesies in newborn sizes
With the J/6.0 sized hook, choose which colors you want to use, and starting with the main color (which is listed first in the list above ^), ch 2.
RND 1: Work 8 sc stitches all in the second ch from hook (8), do not ss to join, do not ch 1, do not turn. These hats are worked in one continuous round. Use a stitch marker if you need to keep track of the start of each RND.
RND 2: Work 2 sc stitches in each stitch around (16)
RND 3: Hdc 1, *Work 2 dc in the next, dc 1* (24)
RND 4: *Dc 2, Work 2 dc in the next* (32)
RNDs 5-11: dc all the way around (32, 224 total)
Finish Off: hdc, sc, ss, finish off.
Making the Stripe
With the largest hook (K/6.5 MM) and secondary color, starting at the bottom of the hat and working in 5e middle of the dc stitches, LOOSELY ss all the way up.
With the smaller E/3.5 sized hook and starting with the paler color (grey, gold, yellow, or white)
RND 1: ch 2, Work 10 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook. Ss to first to join.
Color change to the darker color (green, maroon, black, or blue, respectively)
For each petal: *ch 2, dc in same stitch, dc, ch 2, ss in same stitch, ss* Repeat four more times to make five petals
Finish off and attach to the hair clippies
With the E/3.5 sized hook, and main color, ch 10
ROW 1: skipping second ch from hook and sc 7, sc2tog (8), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 2: sc 6, sc2tog (7), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 3: sc 5, sc2tog (6), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 4: sc 4, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 5: sc 3, sc2tog (4), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 6: sc 2, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 7: sc all the way across (3), ch 1 and turn
ROW 8: inc, sc 2 (4), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 9: sc across (4), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 10: sc 3, inc (5), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 11: sc across (5), ch 1 and turn
ROW 12: inc, sc 4 (6), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 13: sc across (6), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 14: sc 5, inc (7)ch 1 and turn.
ROW 15: sc across (7) ch 1 and turn.
ROW 16: inc, sc 6 (8), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 17: sc across (8) ch 1 and turn.
ROW 18: sc 7, inc (9) ch 1 and turn.
ROW 19: sc across (9), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 20: sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (7), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 21: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 22: sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn.
ROW 23: sc3tog (1), ch 1 and finish off
With a yarn needle, take some of the secondary color and stitch the stripes into the Necktie
You can do whatever you want with it, now. I decided to hand-sew the neckties onto some newborn onesies using the main colors. I’d LOVE to see what sort of crafts you do with these Necktie appliqués, so share your pictures, and you might just get featured in my monthly newsletter!