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"I've Taken a Viking To You!" Hats
Lael Viking Helmet by Mamachee
Crochet
JSR and Willow
Large, and an improvised XXL
Hooks & yarn
5.5 mm (I)
4.0 mm (G)
387 yards
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8 ply
742.8 yards in stash
0.15 skeins = 65.6 yards (59.9 meters), 30 grams
Natural/Undyed
Naturally Loyal 8ply/DK
0 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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February 13 2012
February 15 2012
 
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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: June 10, 2015
  • Progress updates: 2 updates