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’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
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
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
You have my axe. It’s made of yarn. Hope that’s okay.
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
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
This hood will strike fear into the hearts of your fellow gamers. To everyone else, you just blend in…
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