Charity Santa Helmet 2.0

I made another knitted santa helmet for charity! This time I’m donating it to a lovely man, Steve Woodman, in UK who does an annual motorcycle toy run to Bradbury House and the Children’s Ward at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. There are over 300 motorcyclists involved in this run. How exciting and wonderful for the children!

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Above photos copyright of Hedgehunter (Flickr)

Steve gave me measurements to his helmet and I used my brother-in-law’s helmet as a guide too. Fingers crossed it fits okay!

Santa Helmet v2.0

Santa Helmet v2.0 (side)

I made quite a few improvements to the original Santa Helmet pattern. The mods are as follows:

  • Knitted the brim and joined short ends together to form a loop. Picked up stitches along one side with red yarn and joined in the round. Continued knitting the red hat in the round.
  • Made the pom pom much larger than the original. I think it looks better when it’s oversized.
  • This one isn’t really a mod but an accident. I made the beard far too wide and had to sew pleats along the top edge to make it fit under the visor. The bottom half of the beard is much wider than the helmet and is loose.
  • Instead of sewing on non-slip mat stuff under the brim, I used regular household silicone and almost emptied it all on the brim and beard. I think it’s stickier than the non-slip mat thingamagic.

Making Santa helmet non slip

Project details here

SOOOO I have a HUGE announcement next week. It’ll be the biggest in the history of this blog. I’ll see you next Monday, ok? Until then, have a good week!

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6 Responses to “Charity Santa Helmet 2.0”

  1. FloJo says:

    Hi there! Do you sleep? Ha ha! Nice work!!

  2. Pam Hodgkinson says:

    OMG you’re pregnant!

  3. candis says:

    Love love love it! My load. You have more finished projects in a few weeks than I have all year. Very nice. Just think the helmet cover is wonderful! I bet the guy wearing it will be a huge hit!

  4. Julie says:

    That’s so awesome!! wow, santa claus parades- there are coming up fast!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Modification Monday- Horace =-.

  5. Johann says:

    There is now an ABS latex made to apply to the soles of slipper socks. It’s made by Regia (the sock yarn people) and is available at Jimmy Beans Wool and Hershners, among others. It’s made to sink into yarn and be grippy, and seems to be stickier than silicone. It comes in red, blue (dark) and black. It needs 2 or three coats to get really sticky. Also great for mitten palms!

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