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DIY: 25 Wearable Geek Projects You Can Knit or Crochet

DIY: 25 Wearable Geek Projects You Can Knit or Crochet

I love to knit. I love to crochet even more. It’s really satisfying to be able to wear something that you made yourself. So why not fly your geek colors by wearing something handmade? Here are 25 wearable, geek-savvy items that you can make yourself:

KATNISS VEST – THE HUNGER GAMES

Knitters and crocheters everywhere lost their minds when they saw Katniss come on screen in Catching Fire wearing this.

Pattern & Photo Credit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/171081837/pattern-for-chunky-knit-crochet?ref=shop_home_feat_3

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYLON CENTURION HELMET – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Why look like a pitiable human when you can keep your ears warm AND strike fear into the hearts of everyone in the galaxy with a Cylon Centurion knit helmet?

Pattern & Photo credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cylon-centurion

 

LINK’S GAUNTLETS – THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

Whether you’re cosplaying, or just keeping your hands warm, these Link gauntlets will keep you ready to take on Ganondorf. Of course Link’s look wouldn’t be complete without his signature hat to match.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/links-gauntlets

 

 

MUDKIP HAT – POKEMON

We heard you like Mudkips, so we put this Mudkip hat on the list. While you’re at it, why not crochet yourself this matching Pokeball cowl?

Pattern & Photo Credit:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokemon-mudkip-inspired-hat

 

Rinoa DusterRINOA’S DUSTER – FINAL FANTASY VIII

Rinoa’s duster and arm warmers make for a great DIY cosplay. With some yarn, knitting needles, fabric paint, and buttons, you can transform yourself into this Final Fantasy sorceress. Dog not included.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://lynlynlora.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-official-rinoa-heartillys-duster.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE MAGE ARM WARMERS – FINAL FANTASY

Don’t just be winter chic. Be winter geek chic with these Final Fantasy white mage arm warmers! Plus you can make yourself the matching white mage hood while you’re at it.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.8-bitknits.com/white-mage-arm-warmers/

 

 

 

 

DALEK HAT – DOCTOR WHO

EXTERMINATE the winter chill with this Dalek hat. It even has the little eye…camera…thing on front.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/robot-dalek-inspired-hat

 

 

THE FOURTH DOCTOR SCARF – DOCTOR WHO

This list wouldn’t be complete without Tom Baker’s signature super scarf. This is an easy pattern for beginners looking to make something epic right out the gate.

Pattern & Photo Credit:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doctor-who-scarf—season-16-17-shada

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENNY’S CHRISTMAS HAT – BIG BANG THEORY

*knock knock knock* Penny!

*knock knock knock* Penny!

*knock knock knock* Penny!

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pennys-hat

 

 

 

 

 

BAT’LETH SCARF – STAR TREK

This is quite possibly the coolest knitting pattern on the internet. It is literally a knitted bat’leth that you can wear as a scarf. A…FRIGGIN…BAT’LETH!

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/batleth

 

 

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA SWEATER

Language!

Sure this sweater will get you so excited that you may spew a few curse words at its awesomeness, but try to contain yourself.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/america-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAGON AGE HEADBAND

Here’s a great way to show off your knitting skills and geek pride at the same time. This dragon headband can be whipped up in a day.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://biowearables.tumblr.com/post/65519895030/dragon-age-headband-canon-i-cut-most-of-my-hair

 

 

Commander Shepard ScarfCOMMANDER SHEPARD SCARF – MASS EFFECT

I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite scarf on the Citadel.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://biowearables.tumblr.com/post/55810701137/the-badassery-of-commander-shepard-in-scarf-form

 

 

 

 

LUNA KITTY EAR HAT – SAILOR MOON

It’s the purrfect hat for any Sailor Moon fan (sorry, had to make that joke). If you want something a little less subtle, try out this Sailor Moon pigtail hat.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://ellasknittingspace.blogspot.com/2012/07/luna-hat-sailor-moon.html

 

 

BABY SUPERMAN CAPE – SUPERMAN

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No! It’s a lucky kid with really awesome parents who dress him in super hero capes.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-superman-costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOGWARTS SWEATER – HARRY POTTER

You can’t very well show up to potions class wearing muggle clothes. How gauche!

Pattern here. Photo credit: Warner Bros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARK MARK ILLUSION SCARF – HARRY POTTER

Why be the one wearing the expected Hogwarts house scarf, when you can show your Death Eater pride with this instead?

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harry-potter-dark-mark-illusion-scarf-pattern

 

gimli beardGIMLI HELMET AND BEARD – LORD OF THE RINGS

You have my axe. It’s made of yarn. Hope that’s okay.

If you’re into the LotR look, check out the Evenstar inspired shawl, ringwraith stole, and Tauriel hood.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gimli-inspired-helmet-and-beard-lotr

 

 

 

 

X-MEN FINGERLESS GLOVES

Even super-powered mutants need to keep their hands warm. These fingerless gloves are great to show your mutant pride. Unless you’re Rogue.

Pattern & Photo Credit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105422289/knitting-pattern-x-men-fingerless-gloves

 

 

Sherlock ScarfSHERLOCK WALLPAPER SCARF – SHERLOCK

Here’s one for the more advanced knitter. The pattern in this scarf is Sherlock’s wallpaper, yellow smiley vandalism and all. Once you nail down the color pattern, you could probably make this scarf as long or short as your heart desires. If you had a heart. Which you don’t because you’re Sherlock Holmes.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assassin's Creed HoodASSASSIN’S CREED COWL

This hood will strike fear into the hearts of your fellow gamers. To everyone else, you just blend in…

Pattern & Photo Credit: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/205776731/assassins-creed-cowl-crochet-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_2

 

 

 

 

 

SCALE MAILLE TUNIC

Let’s be real. We all want our own scale maille armor, but the real thing can be so expensive! Here’s a pattern to make your own with yarn and scales. And if you need matching gauntlets, we’ve got you covered.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scale-mail-tunic

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINCESS LEIA BUNS HAT – STAR WARS

If you wear this hat, then you’re a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor!

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leia-wig

 

 

 

 

 

BOBA FETT HELMET HAT – STAR WARS

Who’s the baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy? You are! Yes, you are.

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://dragonbirdcreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/boba-fetts-malendorian-helmet.html

 

 

 

 

DRAGONBORN HELMET – ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

FUS RO DON’T YOU LOOK HANDSOME!

Pattern & Photo Credit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skyrim-inspired-viking-helmet

 

 

 

 

Feature image credit: The British Broadcasting Corporation

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