Knit/Felt Mini Goblins and a Witch to Celebrate Halloween!

Halloween Witch and five goblins based on Marie Mayhew Mathilda Witch Pattern

Pattern by Marie Mayhew

Just finished needle felting hair and adding faces to five mini goblins to keep Mathilda Witch company on Halloween!

The pattern is a version of Marie Mayhew's Woolly Gnome Pattern found in her book "Whinsical Woollies" here or here. The pattern can also be found in her Etsy Store "Woolie Something" here, in her Craftsy Shop here, and on Ravelry here.

I love this pattern especially because it offers so many possibilities for knit/felt 'bodies' that can be embellished following Marie's instructions or following your own Muse!

Halloween Witch and five goblins based on Marie Mayhew Mathilda Witch Pattern

While most hats were knit right onto the body before wet felting, I knitted this one separately. Wanted to use that bright green yarn as part of the striped hat  and since it was NOT 100% felt-able wool, I had to knit it separately. 

Halloween Witch and five goblins based on Marie Mayhew Mathilda Witch pattern

I am seriously thinking about placing this little goblin/witch on my new Arne and Carlos / Marie Mayhew Advent countdown tree to mark Jan. 6th - Ephany - and represent the good witch who brings gifts to children in Italy - La Befana. You can read more about her here and see images here!!

Halloween Witch and five goblins based on Marie Mayhew Mathilda Witch Pattern

I found a particularly silky pale lavender roving in my stash and just love the wizard-y hair it made! Thinking of making a Christmas Wizard for the countdown tree in November and will use this roving!

Halloween Witch and five goblins based on Marie Mayhew Mathilda Witch Pattern

Didn't realize until I completed the "photo shoot" that my little goblins could have used a bit of clean-up with tape to remove the roving bits!! But then again they are goblins and would no doubt manage to add more!

Goblins are knit with fingerling and #5 needles so that when properly felted they are only 3" tall without the hat! I used Knitpicks Palette as it is 100% wool and felts up well.

The goblins knit up very very quickly, are easy even for beginners, and at this tiny size felt in a jiffy! (I felted all five in less than 15 minutes!! They dry overnight. And I do not remove the stuffing, as Marie suggests for larger sizes, before embellishing.

So what this means is this: THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE WITCHES AND GOBLINS BEFORE HALLOWEEN!!!

I too love them, Pam. Those

I too love them, Pam. Those wild eyes and funky colors are such a hoot. And to find out they are only 3-inches tall is fun too. Great ornament ideas!

Thank YOU Marie!!!  I had so

Thank YOU Marie!!!  I had so much fun I could have embellished 10 or 20 if I had knit up that many!!!  Three inches :without: the hat!!  And yes! they are perfect ornament size!!!

Oh my gosh, Pam, these are

Oh my gosh, Pam, these are amazing! I love their little faces and all the details. You are so inspiring!

Misty!  Inspiring?  Look who

Misty!  Inspiring?  Look who is talking!!!  Can't hold a candle to you or Marie.  Just having some fun!  So happy to hear you like my goblins!!!

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