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"I've Taken a Viking To You!" Hats
Lael Viking Helmet by Tara Murray
Crochet
JSR and Willow
Large, and an improvised XXL
Needle and yarn
5.5 mm (I)
4.0 mm (G)
387 yards
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8 ply
1311 yards in stash
0.15 skeins = 65.6 yards (59.9 meters), 30 grams
Natural/Undyed
Naturally Loyal 8ply/DK
345 yards in stash
2.8 skeins = 322.0 yards (294.4 meters), 140 grams
45913
Gray
Notes

Matching dad-and-daughter Viking hats for my husband JSR’s birthday. Aw.

I bought this pattern months ago after he admired it on Etsy, waited until he’d forgotten about it again, then made a set on the sly while he was at work!

Great pattern, clever detailing and a neat method of forming the horns.

I’m using a slightly thinner yarn than recommended, so the Large size in the pattern ended up being a good fit for Willow, and I improvised an “XXL” for JSR by adding two additional increase rounds and four additional rounds of length (plus similar changes to the horns).

I can’t take credit for the awesome title I gave my project, it came from an illustration by Jared Schorr :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/supercoolspyclub/5435226057/


These hats are featured in episode 43 of my video podcast Gentle Ribbing!

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Finished
February 13 2012
February 15 2012
 
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About this yarn
Loyal 8ply/DK
by Naturally
DK / 8 ply
100% Wool
115 yards / 50 grams
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About this yarn
Luxury 8 ply
by Bendigo Woollen Mills
DK / 8 ply
100% Wool
437 yards / 200 grams
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  • Originally queued: October 29, 2011
  • Project created: February 12, 2012
  • Finished: February 20, 2012
  • Updated: October 3, 2013