How to Loom Knit a Knight's Helmet
36 peg loom, or 41 peg loom
(If you are adding the fun extra, you will need scrap yellow, and white yarn)
CO- Cast On
COF- Cast Off
Helmet: Toddler: 36 peg: Flat
EW CO 27 pegs
Row 1-10: EW27 (15rows for children)
Row 11: CO8, EW36 (work circular)
Row 12-22: EW36 (15rows for children)
At this point we are going to split our helmet into 4 parts with 9 pegs per part.
Row 23: EW9
Row 24: D1 EW1, EW5, D1 EW1 (7 pegs)
Row 25: D1 EW1, EW3, D1 EW1 (5 pegs)
Row 26: D1 EW1, EW1, D1 EW1 (3 pegs)
Row 27: EW3
Row 28: D down to 1 EW
Snip end and pull through.
Repeat rows 23 through 28, 3 more times. Sew up the 4 parts at the top to make a hat. Sew on 2 buttons at the bottom corners of the helmet where the face section is.
Face Sheild: 18 pegs: Flat
EW CO 18 pegs (24 pegs for children)
Row 1-5: EW18 (9 rows for children)
Note if making childrens, the pattern is decreasing on each end and EW the row.
Row 6: D1 EW1, EW 14, D1 EW1 (16Pegs)
Row 7: D1 EW1, EW12, D1 EW1 (14 pegs)
Row 8: D1 EW1, EW10, D1 EW1 (12 pegs)
Row 9: D1 EW1, EW8, D1 EW1 (10 pegs)
Row 10: D1 EW1, EW6, D1 EW1 (8 pegs)
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW4, D1 EW1 (6 pegs)
Row 12: D1 EW1, EW2, D1 EW1 (4 pegs)
Row 13: D1 EW1, D1 EW1 (2pegs)
Row 14: D1 EW1 (1 peg)
When making the childrens size just keep decreasing till down to one peg.
Snip end pull through.
Spine: 6 pegs: Flat
EW CO 6 pegs
Row 1-2: EW6
Row 3: P6
Row 4: EW6
Repeat rows 3-4 for total of 30 rows (you can make this longer if you wish)
Sew on spine down the middle of the helmet starting at the front between seams lined up at the base of the seams, the sew on back down the middle.
For fun flourishes (intermediate level)
You can crochet an edge around the helmet if you woud like.
Spikes to add to spine: 24 pegs: Flat: Yellow Yarn
EW CO 24 pegs
Row 1: EW24
Row 2: EW4 4rows, EW2 3 rows, EW4 4 rows (Repeat this 6 times total)
Fold cast on loops back onto pegs like when making a brim.
Row 3: EW24
Fold your spine around the base of the spikes and sew together. Then sew the spiked spine down just like you would just the spine.
Trim: 3 pegs: Flat
EW CO 3 pegs
Row 1: EW3
Row 2: P2, (EW1 7times)
Row 3: EW3
Row 4: P3
Row 5: EW3
Repeat row 2-5 to the length desired to fit around the base of the helmet and face. Sew on.
Horns: 12 pegs: Flat
White yarn first
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1: EW12
Row 2: EW3 3rows, EW1 3rows, EW3 3rows (Repeat this 4 total times, it is like doing the spikes)
Fold up your cast on loops like when creating a brim.
Row 3: EW12
Change color to yellow
Row 4-6: EW12
Row 7: D1 EW1, EW8, D1 EW1 (10 pegs)
Row 8-10: EW10
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW6, D1 EW1 (8 pegs)
Row 12-13: EW8
Row 14: D1 EW1, EW4, D1 EW1 (6 pegs)
Row 15-16: EW6
Row 17: D1 EW1, EW2, D1 EW1 (4 pegs)
Row 18-19: EW4
Row 20: D1 EW1, D1 EW1 (2 pegs)
Row 21-22: EW2
Row 23: D1 EW1
Snip end, pull through, sew up horn and stuff. Make 2. Sew on the and inch away from the spin lined up with the front of the spine. See photo for guide.
Okay now your done if you added the flourishes. All you have to do next is get your pattern for the knights tunic for a full costume.