Viking Helmet by Amanda Berry

Viking Helmet

January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The helmet is approximately 6cm tall (not including the horns) and 7cm diameter.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


I made my helmet for a toy owl to wear, but you could knit it as a fascinator or small party hat.

PLEASE NOTE: This free knitting pattern is for the helmet only, the owl knitting pattern is available to purchase separately from

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the helmet, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, and recommended yarns. The pattern is 3 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work an increase and decrease and a sew seam. This pattern is intermediate level, but as it is free knitters of all abilities could give it a try!


  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Double knitting yarn (DK or light worsted weight)
  • A small amount of toy filling (or cotton wool balls) to stuff the horns

Copyright © 2014 Amanda Berry
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I have no objection if you wish to make these little helmets to sell to raise funds for charity. However please do not reproduce or sell this pattern.