This is a lot of fun. And it’s inspired by a free pattern so it’s only right this pattern be free, as well.
The video is a beginning-to-end how-to for crocheting, so if you’re new to crochet, you should still be able to follow along and make the hat and learn to crochet.
I explain in the video and on www.LydiaHawk.com why I made this hat, but just to quickly recap: It was a friend’s birthday, I found a free pattern, I procrastinated, I had to figure out how to make it fast! Necessity is the mother of invention, and all that.
I wouldn’t let myself not make it (campfire birthday? – no way!), and since I design things anyway, I took the basic principle and created a hat you can make in less than two hours – if you’re used to crocheting. If you’re not, it’s still a lot faster than the worsted weight pattern I downloaded. And the bulk of the yarn looks fantastic!
Download the pattern here: https://lydiahawk.com/product/free-pattern-bulky-viking-helmet/
Watch the Video here: https://youtu.be/rvRdloLgwZI