Month: June 2016

Scarlet Witch Headband


Wanda’s headband took an exceptionally long time for me to conceptualize. I knew I wanted to use the red and black color scheme from the movie, but I didn’t know how to incorporate her powers into the headband. Thin lines don’t show up very well in the stitching I’m using, so I eventually gave up on trying to make something to represent the red energy around her hands and focused on the angular aspect of her costume instead. I used the comics face mask as inspiration and just alternated flipping it upside down along the pattern. Interestingly, this resulted in her initials being repeated across the whole headband, which at the very least entertains me.
I think I made the angles just a bit too open on the outer parts of the mask, so I might try to redo it in the future making it slightly more mask-like. This one could easily be mistaken for Black Widow just because of the color scheme. But overall, it is a really interesting pattern (if only vaguely inspired by Scarlet Witch) so I’m happy with it.
“Everybody’s afraid of something” -Scarlet Witch


Hawkeye Headband

Hawkeye headband

For Hawkeye’s headband, I decided to use the chevron fletching pattern from the 2012 comics Hawkeye. From there it was just a repetitive pattern. I like this one because the pattern is very simple and it only uses two colors, but it actually comes out very clean (in contrast to the many colors and even more strands of yarn I had to deal with forĀ  this one). Plus I figured there was a good chance that the chevrons would end up looking like hearts but I seemed to be able to combat that fairly well.

So that’s Hawkeye, hopefully I can finish up another one shortly.

“I’m on a team with super-humans…if I miss, it means I’m just another dude with a bow. It means I’ve been fooling myself this whole time. And that’s why I never miss.” -Clint Barton