True fact: real Vikings (c. 800 – 1000) didn’t have horns on their helmets. Truer fact: helmets with horns are glorious. Truest fact: this knitted Viking helm is 100% anachronistic awesome. The delicate, light, and curved horns are small enough to be manageable on the battlefield but large enough to strike fear into your enemies’ hearts. Quirky, cozy, and just long enough to cover your ears, this hat will keep you toasty-warm while raiding Scotland—or the mall.
Techniques required are knitting in the round, decreases (K2TOG, SSK, and SL2-K1-PSSO), provisional cast-on, grafting, and short rows. Directions for size modification are included.
Yarn: 2 skeins of Rowan Cocoon, one in Amber or Dark Grey (main color for helm) and one in Polar (contrast color for horns), or 120 yards of the main color and 60 yards of the contrast color in a bulky-weight yarn.
Needles: US 10 / 6 mm and US 6 / 4 mm
Notions: Fiber-fill or stuffing, one stitch marker, and a yarn needle
Optional: 6 mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on