When I went out to the store yesterday to do the last of my pre-Thanksgiving shopping, I saw a weather report that suggested we might get a couple of inches of snow for Thanksgiving, and if by a couple you meant 2 x 3, then the forecast was right on the money. When I awoke, it looked to me as if the weather were perfect for more Viking crochet:
I say “more” because I thought that when I put the finishing touches on the last Viking crochet helmet, I was done crocheting Norse-inspired helmets for babies, but that’s not quite how it worked out.
Someone had seen the first baby-sized Viking crochet helmet I had made and was interested in having one made for her son. Not one to tell a mother her child is not worthy of the crochet hat she dreams of for him, I offered to make one.
Which is what I have been doing, and today, I managed to pull it all together.
I started by securing the narrow single crochet strips at the base of the horns:
When that was done, I pinned the textured crochet strips for the helmet into place
Then I appliquéd those strips to the hat, wove in the ends, and finished the piece that goes at the very top:
Then, in one last push before we left the house to spend what remained of Thanksgiving Day with some of my extended family, I finished securing all of the pieces that still needed to be secured, wove in and trimmed all of the resulting ends, and in almost no time at all, I had another Viking crochet hat ready to go:
For the moment, it seems, it is time for me to set aside the Viking crochet and move onto other projects that need my attention — one stitch at a time.