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August 30 2010
September 28 2010
Project info
Charity Xmas Project
Santa Helmet by Salihan Laugesen
Steve Woodman
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
601 yards
Homemaker Everyday 8ply Acrylic
102 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 237.3 yards (217.0 meters), 70 grams
Homemaker Everyday 8ply Acrylic
68 yards in stash
0.8 skeins = 271.2 yards (248.0 meters), 80 grams
Kmart in New South Wales
Spotlight Yarn Bee Out & About #003
10 yards in stash
0.9 skeins = 92.7 yards (84.8 meters), 180 grams
Spotlight in New South Wales
September 22, 2010

I made quite a few improvements to the original Santa Helmet pattern. The mods are as follows:

  • Knitted the brim and joined short ends together to form a loop. Picked up stitches along one side with red yarn and joined in the round. Continued knitting the red hat in the round.

  • Made the pom pom much larger than the original. I think it looks better when it’s oversized. This one isn’t really a mod but an accident. I made the beard far too wide and had to sew pleats along the top edge to make it fit under the visor. The bottom half of the beard is much wider than the helmet and is loose.

  • Instead of sewing on non-slip mat stuff under the brim, I used regular household silicone and almost emptied it all on the brim and beard. I think it’s stickier than the non-slip mat thingamagic.

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August 30 2010
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About this yarn
by Homemaker
100% Acrylic
339 yards / 100 grams
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by Spotlight
Super Bulky
100% Acrylic
103 yards / 200 grams
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  • Project created: September 11, 2010
  • Finished: September 28, 2010
  • Updated: October 3, 2010