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Nerdy Knits to keep you warm for the winter

Nerdy Knits to keep you warm for the winter

The trees are turning, Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and a chill is in the air. Winter is coming! It’s time to burrow beneath a blanket fort with hot cocoa and a good book. If your home is lacking in the snuggly blankets, hats, and mittens department, grab a set of needles  and go to town on some of these great geeky guides!

Crochet Game Controller Blanket

blanketImage Credit: Nicole Pellegrino

This fantastic blanket is 43″ x 50″ of Nintendo-y warm fuzzies. It was designed by Nicole Pellegrino who hosts her own Ravelry store of comic book and video game based blankets. She also has designes for Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, The Flash, and the Hulk. We really love how the buttons actually stand out on this design. It is only a matter of time before some wiring wizard  weaves in some circuitry so you can actually play games using your giant knitted controller. You can check out the pattern here.

The 4th Doctor Scarf


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It just isn’t winter without a new Dr. Who Christmas special, and what better way to snuggle up for an episode than wrapped up in on of the good Doctor’s favorite scarves? This site is compeletely dedicated to the 4th doctor’s scarf and not only offers a template to follow, but also some history on it, tips on how to join the colors together, and reccomendations on which wools to use. These guys take their scarves seriously! Check out the pattern here.

The Force Awakens Beanie

The Force Awakens hat

Image Credit: Mrs Luedeke

These Christmas sweater inspired beanies show off your love for Star Wars. Whether  you choose to add a pompom or a tauntaun, you’re going to have a blaster of a time knitting those tiny TIE fighters. The designer, Mrs Luedeke, also offers designs for beanies based on Marvel’s Civil War. You can knit your support for team Stark of Team Cap. Check out her store for the patterns.

Sherlock’s Deer Stalker Cap

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Even though the stories of  Sherlock Holmes actually don’t ever mention his penchant for this classic hat, the illustrators of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories popularized the look to the point that to this day people often think of the detective wearing a deer stalker cap. Designer Toni Carr, aka Joan of Dark, got Neil Gaiman, the amazing author behind the Sandman series and other stories, to model her work. Now we really want to see a version of Holmes played by Gaiman! Toni’s designs also features models like Patrick Rothfuss and Rene Auberjonois. You can check out this design and more on Ravelry or in her book Geek Knits.

Settlers of Catan Afghan

catan afghan

Image Credit: Amber of Cthulhu Crochet

The hills of Catan can get a bit nippy so bundle up under this blanket and when the weather warms up, you can play an epically large version of Settlers of Catan made with bonus arigumi sheep.


We might just die of cutness.

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Get the afghan pattern here and the sheep pattern here.

What will you be crafting to stay warm this winter? Do you have any patterns you want to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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