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Topic: Knitted Viking Hat with Crocheted Beard ***AND PATTERN LINK***  (Read 9244 times)
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« on: October 19, 2011 02:30:48 PM »

This was my prototype for the bearded viking hats that I fell in love with online.  I combined a couple of knitting patterns for the hat itself.  my boyfriend had requested that it have a gold bar up the front and back (it only went halfway up the back though) and a certain mustache shape.  I ended up making the beard way longer than needed so I tacked it up more.  the hat itself and horns were knitted, the beard and mustache were crocheted after 2 failed attempts at knitting them.  I'm putting this in the knitting folder because I think overall there was more knitting involved  Cheesy

this is what it looked like when I gave it to my boyfriend more or less, except here I had it tucked up into my hat instead of tacked down like in the finished part.

I took some in progress shots as well

the horns were kinda wonky here, I repositioned them before finishing.

C&C Welcome.  I can post the pattern used for the hat if anyone's interested.. I didn't use a pattern for the beard though


This is the basic pattern I used, I didn't follow it exactly to a T, for the hat in the picture I used 5.5mm US9 DPNs and I did a CO of 96 i think, my gauge may have been a little off, but that fit a 24" head, the current hat i'm working on has a 23" head, so I've cast on 96 with 5mm US8 DPNs. ***Whatever needle size you use, make sure to have multiples of 8 when you cast on so that the rivets are evenly spaced in the pattern.***
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011 05:31:26 PM »

love it!

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011 06:19:32 PM »

That's so awesome! I'd love the pattern if I had anything close to your skill with the needles and hooks Smiley. The beard and mustache look spectacular; the mustache is the perfect shape! Well done.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011 09:37:36 PM »

This is hilarious! I love it.... the knitted beard is just the thing to take it over the top! And you look simply lovely with your hat on. I like that the horns are wonky, it just gives them that extra bit of personality.... How will you resist wearing these hats every day?
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011 12:21:43 AM »

Aisy: Thanks Smiley
ChameleonHound: It wasn't too hard to do surprisingly.. the only challenge was the beard, but the hat itself was a pretty easy work up, if you omit the colour change vertical parts.
BirdBones: I resist wearing them every day by selling them to my friends Cheesy  and the beards I think give them all personality, they will never turn out the same, I just wing it all the time Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011 01:19:38 AM »

Beautiful. So wish I could make one. Please do post the pattern, in case my knitting skills ever get this far along...Smiley

« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011 04:21:59 AM »

That is fantastic! I am so jealous.  I would be tempted to wear this everyday - beard & all!

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