FREE Pattern: Katamari Damacy Earmuffs for Shojo Beat Magazine

Note: You can buy Shojo Beat at Barnes & Noble–or get the patterns at!Both versions are in economical Knit Picks Merino Style–you’ll spend about $10 including stuffing for the Queen, and about $12 including stuffing for the Prince (with enough leftovers for socks, whee!).

You can get the patterns for both earmuff versions here (at This is missing from the pattern pdf: Heart and Dot Template for Katamari Queen earmuffs.

Note: you’ll really need to Tetris these on your swatch. Print out or trace two hearts & 6 dots on paper and lay them out before you start cutting.

This was my first job writing crafty for Shojo Beat magazine: Katamari Damacy Queen of All Cosmos earmuffs! The pattern is featured in the December issue, which goes on sale any second now.

Aren’t they freaking adorable? Besides being very cute and silly, they also have a secret compartment:

Anyway, I’m allowed to go on and on about how cute they are and maintain my modesty because they weren’t my idea, just my translation. Laurenn McCubbin’s actually the smarty behind seeing the Queen of All Cosmos as earmuffs (although I do claim the secret compartment; I’m a natural sneak).

And here’s the Prince of all Cosmos variation, which will be on the Shojo Beat website. I think you need the magazine pattern for the variation to make sense. They’re modeled by Kelly Sue in her yummy pink office.

If you knit, get the pattern in the magazine. If you don’t, I can knit-to-order custom muffs for $120 for either of these versions or $100 for chunky yarn versions.

  • Nadia says:

    Totemo kawaii da yo!

  • Bre says:

    Wow, I love these, fun!

  • Bridgett says:

    I covet them. When will this be up on the website/where can I find the magazine?

  • zach says:

    wanna… wa wanna wanna… wanna wa wanna wanna.

  • stephanie says:

    ummmmmm…i would like to order the queen of all cosmos earmuffs!!!! either that, or tell me if it’ll be easy enough for me to learn how to knit in time to make this before christmas. omg best idea ever. i need to have these. email me, perhaps?

  • William Reading says:

    I’d love a pair of the prince earmuffs featured above. If you ping me on my e-mail address on this comment with where to send the money, I’d be happy to oblige :-)

  • Ansley says:

    This rocks! The queen photo is fab too.

  • Pavel says:

    The model is beautiful.

  • xeno says:

    cute girl, ridiculous hat – I am embarrassed for her.

  • frodo says:

    Super cute! Gonna talk about this on my podcast next week….

  • You NEWB » Blog Archive » Katamari Damacy Earmuffs says:

    […] This would make a pretty sweet holiday gift for the gamer chick in your life. Unless you’re not a chick and you want to wear them, in which case I would not judge but I would gently point you over to the Thrifty Knitter. That’s where you would be able to find out more information on the crafty creator (Nikol Lohr?) and find out that you can pick up the knit pattern for these ‘muffs in the December issue of Shojo Beat magazine, of which she is currently now writing for. Then we would go our separate ways and I would wait until you’re just out of ear shot, then proceed to laugh voraciously about your questionable masculinity. All the while wondering, “Gee, is he on to something with those ear muffs? Should I stop laughing and pick myself up a pair?”. […]

  • » GAH! Hello internets! says:

    […] I know what you are all looking for – it’s links to the instructions for Nikol’s amazing Katamari Damacy earmuffs! Well, they should be up on the Shojo Beat site tomorrow AM – make sure you go back and check them out, if you are a crafty type! […]

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    […] And, it has also apparently inspired lots of knitting patterns, as evidenced here, here and most recently here. […]

  • iheartiheart says:

    *katamari love* *squee*

  • Maureen says:

    So utterly awesome!

  • Straight Outta Scranton :: Linkrant :: November :: 2006 says:

    […] "Autumn. You know everybody talks about spring being the season for love, but word on the street is if you really want to get a date then fall is your boy. I know, love might not be for everybody, but damn everyone’s gettin’ it on these days. Even dogs and cats are making up, making out, and making kuppies or is it pittens? Even anime dorks are finding love by using the internet (the reason they had trouble dating to begin with?), but hey somebody’s got to love these freaks and their hand-knit Katamari earmuffs and hats. Hey! That would go great with a pair of hand-knit Chuck Taylor’s! Not a manga nerd? Well, in American comics Superman has become a huge dick, Stan Lee has been mashed-up with Jack Chick and Alan Moore (who by the way, is busy making porn), and Chris Ware made the cover of the New Yorker. As for me, I’m more of a fan of Harper’s Magazine and their weekly recap of everything, which, uncoincidentally, reads a whole lot like this paragraph." […]

  • Caffeine says:

    I am really impressed by your ear muffs. So is my husband, he just loves those games (as do I) and he would just love to have the prince version of the set, but I can’t do anything that crafty. I would like to find out more about having them made and if it is at all possible to have it done in time for Xmas? If not for our anniversary in February. Please respond via email.

  • Nerd Approved - News and Reviews - » Katamari Damacy Earmuffs says:

    […] The Earmuffs are available via the ThriftyKnitter for $120, or you can knit them yourself using the pattern in Shojo Beat Magazine (and we all know that nerds and knitting go hand in hand). […]

  • The Yarn Geek says:

    These are flippin’ amazing! I am humming the Katamari theme now. Brillant, simply brillant.

  • PS3 Game Geek » Katamari Damacy Drag Queen of All Cosmos says:

    […] Oh wait, she’s a real girl! None the less, these ear muffs brought to us by The Thrifty Knitter are frickin sweet. Now you don’t have to worry about carrying a purse because not only do they keep you ears warm, but they have a secret compartment inside to tuck away cash and phone numbers. […]

  • Cory Coleman says:

    I would love to place an order for one of these. How can I send you sizing/the request? (my brother’s head is HUGE) -around the forehead above the ears is 25 nches-over the top from middle of ear to the other middle of ear is 15 1/2 inches – I think that this might make it cost extra. -But I would like it, if possible, to be complete for christmas.

    Cory Coleman

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  • madame trapo says:

    i really love this!

  • Kate says:

    I can’t buy that magazine because I live in the UK. I know it is a bit cheeky but is there any chance you could email me the knitting pattern?

  • Jackie says:

    I have to say, those are amazing. Definatly gonna beg my grandma to knit them for me.

  • sharon says:

    would love to know if the pattern is available to make both earmuffs..thanks for the help..many blessigns, sharon

  • mary says:

    those are super cute!!! Hm, where would i get a shojo beat magazine? if you can’t tell I’m not into gaming…

  • Nikol says:

    Arigato gozaimasu!

  • sharon says:

    hello……sorry, I only speak you speak English? Would love to order the Queens earmuffs…please let me know..many blessings, Sharon

  • Nikol says:

    I only speak English, too. I was responding to the first comment (Kelly Sue gave me the Japanese).

  • Nikol says:

    Lisa has also enlisted to help knit these, which means we can probably take another couple orders for Christmas. So if you want to order one, email me or post. xo

  • NeferTara says:

    I almost went into a kawaii coma after seeing these in my December issue of Shojo Beat!! I love the Queen earmuffs, and am wondering if I can perhaps get a pair maybe, late January [when I gather the funds^.^;]? I wish I could knit… I can crochet, though. I’d like ordering information by email, please.

  • matthew says:

    i was wondering if i could get an order in for queen of the cosmos earmuffs before christmas? i’ve been torturing myself trying to figuire out what to get my girlfriend for xmas, & this is perfect. please let me know, & how to pay. thank you.

  • Wren says:

    Oh man. I’d totally buy one!

    You should message me on how i can :)

  • Woolly Wormhead says:

    Love it! Infact, all your recent Hats are just gorgeous :)

  • Rolodex says:

    I’m doing a documentary project for which I’d like to use one or two of your knitted Prince hats… I don’t know how to knit so I’d like to commission them from you… Would give you artist credits, of course.
    Could you please send me info about how to order?

  • T H E . T H R I F T Y . K N I T T E R » Blog Archive » Finished Objects 2007: Katamari Queen earmuffs says:

    […] First finished object of the year, but it’s not for me. They’re a custom order of the Katamari Damacy Queen of All Costmos earmuffs I designed for Shojo Beat. They’re going to a girl in Las Vegas. […]

  • Vasyajhf says:

    Hello! I just want to say, this blog is the best blog! So many useful info. Thank you.

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  • jackie says:

    Hi, I would like to purchase one of each. Are you still making them? Do you take PayPal payments? Thanks!

  • mary says:

    i would never be caught DEAD with these earmuffs in public. i’d wear them around the house though. in the winter. with the heater down. lol

  • Katamari Damacy earmuffs to knit | says:

    […] option. To build the Prince style, you must download the directions for the Queen style. plus visit Nikol’s blog, where you’ll find a download-able template for the hearts and dots on the Queen’s […]

  • Kristy says:

    Are you still making these? I would love to purchase some from you, please send me an e-mail if you are :D

  • eeshaun says:

    hello! i would like a katamari prince ! please email me and how i can pay you…thanks! (: shaun

  • Feacuaticairm says:

    What is bumburbia?

  • Jacer says:


    I’m writing an article on ear muffs and would love to use one of your pics in my article, giving you full credit of course.

    Please email me asap along with photographer’s name.


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