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Topic: Santa Helmet Ho Ho Ho! - Updated Pattern Link 24/12/07  (Read 34322 times)
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« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2007 11:19:37 PM »

How cute!
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« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2007 11:33:11 PM »

Fantastic! He is going to be a huge hit on his charity run this year.

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« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2007 11:53:16 PM »

I would LOVE it if you could provide a pattern.  The motorcycle group I ride with does a ride every year and this would be perfect to wear.  Especially since its a Jewish motorcycle club....

I didn't write a pattern down as I just eyed the work as I went along. But I can tell you roughly what I did. I've never done this before so apologies in advance.

Yarn for hat: Red and white 8 ply acrylic yarn
Yarn for beard: White chunky
Needles: 6mm straight

1. White Brim - A white long rectangle (looks like a little scarf)

CO 20st with 2 white yarns held together. You might need more or less stitches depending on how tall you want the brim. Knit with 2 yarns in garter stitch until the desired length ie stretch it around the helmet where the white brim is meant to sit and knit till it fits very, very tightly around the circumference. Cast off.

3. Red Hat

Using 2 red yarns held together, pick up stitches along the length of your white long rectangle. I picked up one stitch per row. Knit in stocking stitch till the work measures about 15cm. K2G at the start and end of row. Repeat decrease every 4th row until you're left with 10 st. Leave a very long tail and cut yarn. Using a tapestry needle, thread the long tail through every other st on needle and back through remaining stitches. Pull yarn tightly.

4. Finishing hat

Using the long tail, sew the edges together. I used a mattress stitch seam. Make a large white pom pom and attach to the pointy tip of hat. Hat done!

5. Beard - Long white rectangle in loop stitch

CO about 80st with chunky white yarn. Using the loop stitch, knit till desired length. Good instructions for loop sitch here: http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/12/loopy_is_the_ne.php
Knit till desired height for your helmet - measure just below the visor till the bottom edge of helmet. Cast off.

6. Finishing beard

Put the hat onto the helmet and wrap the beard around the front. Sew one end with white yarn onto the Santa hat. Stretch the beard tightly over and sew on the other end. Beard done!

7. Safety features - Non-slip rubber backing

Using non-slip rubber backing that you use under rugs, cut a 5cm strip according to the circumference of your helmet. Seam up end with regular thread or use sewing machine. Now you've got a non-slip "belt". Sew using regular sewing thread to the underside of the white brim on 8 equally spaced out points. Make sure you stretch the hat as you figure out where you need to sew the strip to.

Cut a 15 x 7cm rectangle from the non-slip rubber backing and sew on to the underside of the beard. I sew mine on in the middle top part of the beard ie just under the bottom edge of visor.

Put the Santa hat on to helmet. Fold the pointy red tip to the back of the helmet till it touches the hat and sew in place. This prevents the tip from flying around while you're riding.


That's it! I've tried to explain it as best as I could remember. So if you need further explanation, I'll be glad to clarify. Thanks all!!!

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« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2007 11:59:26 PM »

I love this... hilarious. I don't even snowmobile (what a lame Minnesotan I am.) but, this is just great.

It's a motorbike helmet.  Wink
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« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2007 03:21:14 AM »

Great job Salihan! This will be perfect for him! That's very thoughtful of you Salihan! Grin
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« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2007 04:18:53 AM »

You are very clever and talented.  I love it.  I know it will be a big hit!  I admire your contribution to the cause.  Big, sharing and caring hearts rule.   Grin
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« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2007 07:23:48 AM »

LOL, would he wear red? and may be you can decorate the bike into ring deer too!

anyways, yes, safety first, I worry the hat or the beard will fly or move and get into the way of 'view'.
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« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2007 08:36:12 AM »

#1 - Awesome work. It looks great and is so creative.

#2 - Bless you and your family for helping out those in need!

Thanks so much for sharing, now I want to see more bikers dressed like that!! Cheesy
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« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2007 10:04:46 AM »

This is  pretty much the coolest thing ever!
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« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2007 10:28:33 AM »

This is SO amazing.
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