I decided to try a zipper tab for the ikat one and followed The Missouri Quilt company tutorial.
Elizabeth the doll who was Princess Leia last year wanted to be Luna Lovegood this year. She has some serious body issues, and is not a very standard size so I have not been successful finding clothing for her. So far she has pink pants, pattern drafted by mwah. It would help if she had a waist. My drafting skills did not extend to a top, so she has a hand knit one from some hand spun, long enough to cover her tummy. There wasn't enough for sleeves. I will either knit some in another color, maybe grey, or make really long arm warmers. She is going with the lion hat to support Gryffindor against Slytherin. She still has no shoes.
For the hat, I modified hellostitchesxo free lion pattern. The yarn, Patik, is billed as aran, but is more like a dk weight. I used Patik and some eyelash for the mane. I may trim it more as his ears are buried in there. The eyes are felt. True confessions, some glue was involved. An interesting fact I came across was that big cats, like lions, have round pupils instead of the slits the small cats have. Pictures to come.
Still don't know what to do about shoes.
After the last post I tried to get involved in some knitting. The Red Scarf project scarf in cartridge rib is cast on for, but moving ever so slowly. The frogged Shibui Twig became a Luna Lovegood scarf. The gauge is smaller the what the pattern calls for, but the scarf is long enough for a shorty like me. The pattern is very easy and quick to crochet. I don't think it needs blocking.