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loops & threads® impeccable™ crochet viking helmet with detachable beard

Add a crochet beard and helmet to give the look of a true Viking!
Add a crochet beard and helmet to give the look of a true Viking!
Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Advanced
Advanced
You're definitely experienced.You've tried it all, and you're looking for a challenge!

Project Instructions

step 1
Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
*–* Repeat From
step 2
Special Stitches:
 
Popcorn Stitch:
Make 5 dc in one stitch. Take loop off of hook. Insert hook from front to back in the first of your 5 dc shell. Then re-insert hook into the loop of the last dc. Draw that loop through the first dc. Ch 1 here to close or secure the stitch.
 
Reverse Popcorn Stitch:
Make 5 dc in one stitch. Take loop off of hook. Insert hook from back to front in the first of your 5 dc shell. Then re-insert hook into the loop of the last dc. Draw that loop through the first dc. Ch 1 here to close or secure the stitch.
step 3
Crochet Helmet (True Grey):
 
Chain 4 and join with a sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
 
Round 1: 8 hdc in ring, sl st in the first st. (8 sts)
 
Round 2: Ch 1, *2 hdc in each st*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (16 sts)
 
Round 3: Ch 1, *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (24 sts)
 
Round 4: Ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 st, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (32 sts)
 
Round 5: Ch 1, *popcorn st in next st, hdc in the next 3, 2 hdc in the next, hdc in next 2*. Repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (40 sts)
 
Round 6: Ch 1, *hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (48 sts)
 
Round 7: Ch 1, *hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Round 8: Ch 1, *popcorn st in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Rounds 9-11: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Round 12: Ch 1, *popcorn st in next st, hdc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Rounds 13-15: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Round 16: Ch 1, *popcorn st in next st, hdc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Rounds 17-19: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, *, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Round 20: Ch 1. sc in back loop only in each st across*, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Round 21: Ch 1, hdc in each st across*, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Round 22: Ch 1, sc in each st across*, sl st in the first st. (56 sts)
 
Finish and tie off. Weave in ends.
step 4
Beard (Pumpkin):

Ch 39
 
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each chain across. (38 sts)
 
Row 2: Chain 2 and turn. Hdc in 2nd st from hook. Hdc in next st, ch 1 and skip next st, hdc in next 2 st, popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch, popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch, popcorn st in next. Ch 11. Popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch, popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch, popcorn st in next, hdc in next, ch 1 and skip next st, hdc in next 2. (38 sts)
 
Row 3: Chain 2 and turn. Hdc in 2nd st from hook. Hdc in next st, *reverse popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch*. Repeat * to * across. (38 sts)
 
Row 4: Chain 2 and turn. Hdc in next 2nd st from hook. HdcTog next 2 sts, *popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch*. Repeat * to * 6 times across. Popcorn st in next, hdc in next, hdcTog next 2 sts, hdc in next. (34 sts)
 
Row 5: Chain 2 and turn. Hdc in next 2nd st from hook. HdcTog next 2 sts, *reverse popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch*. Repeat * to * 5 times across. Reverse popcorn st in next, hdc in next, hdcTog next 2 sts, hdc in next. (32 sts)
 
Row 6: Chain 2 and turn. Hdc in next 2nd st from hook. HdcTog next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts *popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch*. Repeat * to * 4 times across. Popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 sts, hdcTog next 2 sts, hdc in next. (30 sts)
 
Row 7: Chain 2 and turn. Hdc in next 2nd st from hook. HdcTog next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts *popcorn st in next, hdc in next 3 ch*. Repeat * to * 4 times across. HdcTog next 2 sts, hdc in next. (28 sts)
 
Finish and tie off. Weave in ends.
step 5
Horns (Make 2 in Aran):
 
Ch. 2
 
Round 1: Sc in each ch. Pull loose end down the middle of round to tighten for the tip of the horn.
 
Round 2: Sc 2 in next 2 sts. Sc 1 in first st. (5 sts)
 
Round 3: Hdc 1 in next st, Dc 2 in next st, Dc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st. Sc 1 in the first st. (7 sts)

Round 4: Dc 1 in next st, dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 sts, dc 2 in next sts, dc 1 in next 2 sts. Sc 1 in the first st. (9 sts)
 
Round 5: Dc in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 sc in the first st. (11 sts)
 
Round 6: Dc 1 in next 3 sts, dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 sts, dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next 3 sts. Sc 1 in the first st. (13 sts)
 
Finish: Slip stitch in the next st. Tie off.
step 6
Assembly:
 
Step 1 Try crochet helmet onto child and determine placement of horns and beard. TIP: Use stitch marker to mark placement.
 
Step 2 Stuff horns with Poly-fil® and shape.
 
Step 3 Sew horns onto crochet helmet with plastic needle and weave in ends.
 
Step 4 Sew buttons on the inside of the crochet helmet, one on each side, to attach beard.
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