Expecto Patronum by Karen Troyer Ladman

Expecto Patronum

Knitting
December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in texture pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 210 yards (137 - 192 m)
Toddler/Child, Youth/Adult Small, Adult Large
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This ancient and mysterious charm conjures a magical guardian, a projection of all your most positive feelings. - Miranda Goshawk, Standard Book of Spells

This hat commemorates that thrilling moment when Harry Potter casts his first successful Patronus charm. The staghorn cable calls to mind the stunning stag he created.

The Patronus charm is one of the most powerful defensive charms in the wizarding world. Likewise, this hat will protect you from bone-chilling cold. Hat can be made slouchy or fitted by adjusting number of cable repeats.

Sizes To fit head circumference
Toddler/Child Small 14”-16”
Youth/Adult Small 18”-20”
Adult Large 22+

Materials
150-220 yards of Malabrigo Worsted or other worsted weight yarn
Size 8 (5.0 mm) needles: 16”, or 32” or longer circular for Magic Loop, or two circulars or DPNs as desired (or size to get gauge)
Size 6 (4.0 mm) needles: 16”, or 32” or longer circular for Magic Loop, or two circulars or DPNs as desired (or two sizes smaller than needles that get gauge)
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

Gauge
18 sts and 36 rnds per four inches in textured pattern stitch in the round.