Iron Helmet by Debra Belletete

Iron Helmet

February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Fits 22-24" Head
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Iron Helmet is a mostly seamless hat knit at a tight gauge. The nosepiece and band are knit on US size 5 needles, the crown, face and neck shield are knit on US size 4 needles, (with a gauge of 22s x 28r = 4”) for warmth and stability, and the horns are knit on US size 3 needles. I tried wherever possible to avoid sewing parts together, but the horns, and the trim to attach the horns, are knit separately and sewn on to the completed hat.

This pattern is written for the intermediate to advanced knitter
Skills needed to complete this hat include:
Backwards loop and Knitted Cast-on
Knitted on i-cord
Cabling with or without a cable needle
The cable pattern is charted, not written out
Picking up stitches
3 needle bind-off
Kitchener stitch
Short Rows (W&T, German, Sweet Tomato a la Cat Bohrdi)
Increasing and decreasing stitches

I used 216 yards of the grey yarn (4 yards left from 1 skein) I would suggest buying two skeins of grey, just in case, unless you like to live on the hairy edge…which maybe you do if you’re knitting this hat :)

Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash 1 skein Natural
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash 1 skein Grey