Sunday, September 03, 2006

Knit Pattern: The Leia Wig

The inspiration for this pattern came to me one day while shopping in a sporting goods store. I saw this fabulous full length white down coat that reminded me of a Princess Leia outfit. I thought, wow, now that would look great with a knitted ‘wig’ hat. And so, Leia was born.

Materials:
Misti Alpaca Chunky, 2 skeins
100% baby Alpaca
100g/108yd


Thank you viewing this pattern. It is now available at my etsy store:
ansleybleu.etsy.com

75 comments:

Alison Scott said...

It's almost enough to make me take up knitting. Fabulous.

BeccaU said...

Love it! Thanks for posting the pattern!

Tally said...

THIS is fantastic. I'm making one for my daughter...someday...LOL.

Cast-on!!

Anonymous said...

This is great, but I have to be the giant geek - the character is 'Leia,' not 'Leah'. :)

Alcariel said...

That hat is so great!!! My Halloween costume is set!!

Julia said...

This is freakin' awesome. I love it!!!

Knitress said...

I love it!

Marnie said...

I just have to tell you how hilllarious I think that is. I like to wear my hair in little buns on the side of my head, but this takes it to an all new awesome level. :)

Alison L. said...

After seeing Hallowig on knitty, I thought my Star Wars obsessed sister would love a knitted Leia hat. (When we were kids she was Leia for 4 Halloweens.) I was going to try to design one... thank you, for doing this so beautifully. I would never have gotten around to it. You are glorious and generous to send this out. Thank you so much.

BlueBerry Pick'n said...

I gotta say... I said to my husband when he showed me... "I gotta say, I'd wear it... but it would take nerve... but every brunette little girl wanted to be Leia in the 70s... "

He said, "I was thinking you'd look kinda cute in it... I'd pounce ya... every guy wanted to do Leia at some point..."

BlueBerry Pick'n
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"Silent Freedom is Freedom Silenced"

Viki said...

Fantastic! I'll be making one. Thank you for posting the pattern.

woolly_booger said...

That is great! It's nice of you to put the pattern up. The Misti Alpaca Chunky is the perfect yarn for it, too.

jacquieblackman said...

Boing Boing pointed me in your direction and your pattern is just as wonderful as I could have imagined. I'm going to post a link to your blog on my s'n'b message board. They will just die!! think I know what we're all going to be for Halloween.

Leia said...

Speaking as someone who shares the Princess' name...that hat is just a hoot! I've always wanted to dress as her for Halloween, so maybe I'll have to give the pattern a try some year!

Alf Bae...... said...

Awesome and lovely~!

tina harris said...

Your post teaching us how to become Princess Leia was so impressive it ended up in a very famous Brazilian blog, as a link.

It is pretty kewl indeed.

Goog luck!

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's hysterical! My PhD-candidate daughter sent me the link to this post; now I get to ask her if this means she wants me to knit her one?

Julianna said...

OMG that rules! It would have totally come in handy when I was Leia for Halloween several years ago, but I'm totally gonna knit it! Thanks for the pattern!

Uw Moeder said...

I'm making one for onze pa!

Bonnie said...

Bonnie said...
This is sooooooo amazing!
In fact, we'd love to reprint the instruction in the official Lucasfilm magazine Star Wars Insider and interview you if you're interested?

Just send me an email! ;-)

Avatar said...

Awesome...

anneland22 said...

i am going to start this tomorrow when i get to work (an LYS). I cannot wait! I may wait only because I think that I want it to be leia hair color and may dye it...oooo...actually there is a gorgeous brown by Lamb's Pride called Sable...so excited ;).

scrapgeek said...

This is too cool - I am almost inspired to knit again!

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

This is absolutely awesome!

Anonymous said...

A friend sent me to your site.The Leia pattern is great but I don't knit.Can it be crocheted? S.E.

maryse said...

oh my lord. may i have permission to upload this photo to my blog and link to you?

this is genius.

The Purloined Letter said...

Back in high school (in the day), I used to wear my real hair like this when I was in a Leia mood. Now that I have short (gray) hair, THIS is what I need. Many thanks!!

abbyladybug said...

Hahaha!

Kelly said...

Wow!!! Thank you for this. I know what someone is getting for Christmas!!

Shelly said...

The best free pattern I've seen for ages! What a hoot!

Christine said...

Oh, how I looooove it. I just added it to my list of things for the episode of Pointy Sticks I'm about to go and record!

Dagny said...

Perfect, just perfect! Last year we did Hallowig, this year Leia! Thank you for posting, can't wait to play dress up again (yes, the last time I tried the coffee rolls on the side of the head... it didn't work well as I recal.)

jeni said...

Oh. My. Gawd! This is bloody genius! Thanks for posting a pattern!

Anonymous said...

lol. sorry, but it looks like she has a couple of huge snails on the sides of her head. just plain goofy.

Andie said...

omg - i LOVE it! my fam and i were a star wars family last halloween. hubby was a jedi and our daughter maggie and i did a mother/daughter role flip flop - she was padme and i was leia. my costume came with the most ill-fitting wig. i may have to knit this up for star wars redux this halloween!

Lisa said...

Wow - that takes creativity to knit that one. It looks great.

However-I think you will make a lot of the knitter's partner's pretty happy when they see their girl in that thing.

didn't most boys have a crush on Princess Leia? ha ha ha

SparcMan said...

That's awesome. Very funny... and practical. LOL!

Kathy said...

A knitting blog is linked from USA Today. How cool!

I do like that hat. I'd love to make it and wear it to work.

Hmmmm...I'm getting laid off in two months anyway, why not?

The Twisted Knitster said...

!!!! I found your blog through a stat counter on my own, and I haveta ask - How many times a day do you get called Ashley? It's a big peeve of mine, which is why I don't list my name on my blog. But it's so cool that there's another knitting Ansley out there!! -- New Mexico Ansley

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous pattern - I may just have to make this for Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

The Meanie said...

Since my DD wants to be Princess Leia for Halloween and she was worried about the hairdo, I found this just in time. Fantastic!

Anne Brown said...

I love it - am going to knit one for my daughter - her 7 month-old has the Baby Yoda costume and she can wear it to take her to the neighbors.

Rita Martinez said...

That is what I call CREATIVE!!! that is an awesome hat!!!! Great Job! :D Thanks for sharing the pattern!! :)

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

This is great! Now we just need someone to do Yoda ears... hint hint.

I'm glad to see you have the Knitting Groups II link on your blog.. I kinda feel famous now. 7 Degrees of separation from you and Brenda Dayne.... I designed it.. There that was MY geeky moment.

Anyhoo thanks again and
May the Force Be With You

Shama D said...

I hate to be stupid, but what do you mean by sk st on Round 2? I cast on yesterday and purled the first round, but I'm stuck. I'm dying to get this thing knit and wear it to the Austin Knit-Out next month! Thanks for creating such an amazing pattern and sharing it with us!!

Maus said...

Teddy Leia and Kitty Solo

Here's a picture of my teddy wearing your creation (I used cheaper materials for the first run of it)... the buns are a bit overstuffed. But, I think it will tighten up great once I give it a run through some warm water and through hot dryer for 10 minutes.

http://maus.llarian.net/photos/2006-09/leiahat.jpg

kimberly said...

Oh what a cool pattern. Thnanks for posting it!!!!

Dawn S. coy_femme_fatale@yahoo.com said...

How totally awesome of you to share your pattern. You know that the Star Wars convention is in Indianapolis in the spring, & its HUGE! Storm troopers,jedi's etc walking around the streets in downtown next to the convention center. You should seriously consider going there with a bunch of these knit up- you could make a killing! :-) lol

Anonymous said...

absolutely brilliant!

Siri said...

I'm always on the lookout for warm Halloween costume ideas. Around here it's not uncommon for the weather to be in the teens or single digits fahrenheit by then. I use Halloween also as a good excuse to knit something a bit on the goofy side.

Georgia said...

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long while. I just love it!

Woolly Wormhead said...

Brilliant! Kinda wish I'd had the idea now ;)

Surely you've gotta ask for photos from folk who use your pattern? A Leia gallery?

Acornbud said...

Wow that is way cool. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

We love Geekery, but what would be really cool is a Twilek hat! (You know, with the big dreadlocky things) you could then use it as a scarf too. :-D
Kaye

crazycatladymel said...

My SIL & I knit one for my niece's Halloween costume, and it was perfect! We cheated a little on the buns (knit st st, flat, and let it roll up), but otherwise followed your pattern. It was a huge hit!

http://crazycatladymel.livejournal.com/342175.html

Nik said...

I have no words. that is hilarious. and i love the facial expression.

Anonymous said...

So flipin' awsome It's almost as good as the metal bikini!!!

Anonymous said...

Yo! It looks like Vader on crack!
sorry it just does!!!!!
Also check out Leia's blaster!!!

Anonymous said...

Leia is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Devine said...

From the start I still have trouble knitting and I guess I'll be doing the basic patterns first.

Bashirs_Momma said...

OMG! That is hysterical! Love it!

99999 said...

wow! it's novel

Anonymous said...

Wow ~
I Like it !
um...

I'can't speak Engligh grammer ,
나두 갖구싶다- 0-

sumin said...

wow~~
very cute.
l live in korea.
l can't speaking Engilsh.
ㅠㅠ h
sorry..

Sinomoto said...

Wow! I`m live in japen
It`s very interation
but be cut out for ukata
feel so inconvenient ^^

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Marjo said...

Oh! I would love to knit this kind of hat!
We, I and pelnty of friends, are going to look all the Star Wars episodes on the New Year Day. Our friend Timo has a movie theater of his own: www.dvdfreax.com

It would be funny to have this hat there. :)

Marjo said...

Well - So... Is it possible...
Could You send me a pattern of Leia wig?

"This pattern is copyright and is intended for personal use only. "

Hell.Mary@gmail.com

Effi said...

Wonderful! I love this "wig" from the very first time I saw it. Thanks for the pattern!

ladylinoleum said...

I really think that your Leia wig and my Draft Vader helmet should date.

Anonymous said...

WOW, jut LOVE that!

Everything Halloween said...

That is amazing. I cannot believe that I have not seen this.

Carmen Barreto said...

i cant wait to get mine!!! this is the best idea EVER!!! thanks for being perfectly creative. :)

Celeste said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your hat in an article I write for Fandomania.com. You can read it here. =)

Eliana said...

Wow! It’s a fabulous pattern. I just LOVE it! For this Halloween I am going to wear Leia’s Costume this hat matches with my costume and my hubby is going to wear Jedi Costume for this Halloween. And I have to knit this hat for the Halloween.