Note: You can buy Shojo Beat at Barnes & Noble–or get the patterns at ShojoBeat.com!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 ShojoBeat.com). This is missing from the pattern pdf: Heart and Dot Template for Katamari Queen earmuffs.
Note: youâ€™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.