Viking/Celtic Knit Hat

I want a wool knit cap, slightly pointed at the top, slightly curved at the bottom to better cover the ears.

I want it to be lined with thinsulate and have a little “stash” pocket inside for hiding a money bill or an ID. The pocket could have a button or maybe a velcro strip or something although I’d want it to be a very weak velcro–and fasteners might get lumpy and uncomfortable so maybe just an open-top pocket would be fine as long as it was deep enough for an ID card.

I tried posting this idea to Reddit /r/KnitRequest but I’ve had zero interest in the project. Reddit is always hit or miss anyway. I guess I’ll try to find a knitter on Etsy next.

I’d like the knit pattern to be a viking or celtic-themed pattern.

I’ve attached a pinterest board with lots of inspiration for this project: Wotanstag

And here’s a drawing I made of what I want (although it’s a rough sketch and I would leave the pattern up to discussion–pro-knitters are probably way more knowledgable and creative in that department than I am. It might even be cool to have an inset of Thor’s hammer or something knit into it–that would be awesome actually):

Knit Viking Cap

I think the cap should be Earth-toned. I was thinking maybe an olive wool yarn with muted flecks of other colors in it–if that exists. But I’d also be open to a burnt sienna like one of the caps featured in the pinterest board or black or gray–Color is kind of open haha.

I definitely want wool and I’d like it to be slightly elastic I think. I want this cap to be wearable on the slopes as well as normal every day wear.

My head is 23.25″ diameter. From ear lobe bottom to ear lobe bottom over the crown of my head is 17.5″.

“I have a dream! And this knit viking cap is my dream!” Knitters are awesome.

EDIT:

Here is the message I’ve been sending Etsy knitters:

Hello!

I am hoping my ridiculous request is doable.

I would like a wool knit cap, slightly pointed at the top, slightly curved at the bottom to better cover the ears.

I want it to be lined with thinsulate and have a little “stash” pocket inside for hiding a dollar bill or an ID. The pocket could have a button or maybe a velcro strip or something although I’d want it to be a very weak velcro–and fasteners might get lumpy and uncomfortable so maybe just an open-top pocket would be fine as long as it was deep enough for an ID card.

I’d like the knit pattern to be a viking or celtic-themed pattern. The Celtic cable pattern is excellent.

I’ve attached a pinterest board with lots of inspiration for this project:www.pinterest.com/lukeprater/wotanstag/

And I’ve also attached a drawing I made of what I want (although it’s a rough sketch and I would leave the pattern up to discussion—pro-knitters like yourself are probably way more knowledgable and creative in that department than I am.

One detail I would like to have is an inset of Thor’s hammer knit into the brim so that it shows when I’m wearing the hat–(If that’s possible that would be awesome actually): There’s plenty of examples of the traditional Thor’s hammer on the pinterest board I linked to.

I think the cap should be Earth-toned. I was thinking maybe an olive wool yarn with muted flecks of other colors in it–if that exists. But I’d also be open to a burnt sienna like one of the caps featured in the pinterest board or black or gray–Color is kind of open haha. If you decide you can do this project I will decide on a color.

I definitely want wool and I’d like it to be slightly elastic I think–I don’t know if that’s just a natural byproduct of knitting. I assume it is. I want this cap to be wearable on the slopes as well as normal every day wear.

My head is 23.25″ diameter. From ear lobe bottom to ear lobe bottom over the crown of my head is 17.5″.

Thoughts? Price estimate?

Thanks, can’t wait to hear back from you.

-Luke

***EDIT: I achieved success! Behold the glory of my viking beanie…

Good Job!

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2 thoughts on “Viking/Celtic Knit Hat

    • Oh I’m way ahead of you. I’ve contacted 10+ Etsy knitters and add to that list every day. Here are the replies I’ve gotten so far:

      Hello Luke!

      Thank you so much for your interest in my products. Unfortunately, I’m not capable of making this hat. It sounds like a beautiful idea but not something I have the ability of creating as I only have one year of experience under my belt. I’m sorry I can’t be of any help and I wish you the best on your search for a talented fiber artist to make your vision come to life.

      Sincerely,
      A********* ****

      HI Luke!

      This is just about the most awesome request I’ve ever been presented with, but unfortunately you’re reaching me at the busiest time of the year where I can’t take on any special requests other than minor sizing changes to items I already make. We remain busy like this up thru April and after that I’m scheduled to write my second book over the summer months. I am sorry to say that I’m really not available for a new design such as this, this year.

      I do hope you find an artisan that can help you tho.

      Best,
      D****

      Hi Luke,

      I think what you are wanting is certainly doable, but, unfortunately, it is beyond my skill-set and I will not be able to make it for you.

      I would recommend checking with the shops Plexida or Love and Knit. Each are very talented and may be able to help you with this request.

      I am very sorry I cannot help you with this. It sounds like it will be the coolest hat to ever exist. Please keep my shop in mind for your future needs, and let me know if you have any questions.

      All the best,
      E***

      P.S. Your drawing and design are really good – you should be a designer!

      Hi,
      Thanks for all your interestinga and offers, but I’m so sorry I’m not doing customer orders form other design as I’m only doing my own design.
      But I lover your idea. 🙂

      Sorry,
      J

      Hi Luke,

      I’m very sorry, I only dye the yarn. If you find someone to make the hat for you and you are looking for custom colors yarn, let me know. 🙂

      Have a great day!

      J****

      hello,
      I search from etsy Thorn hat ,I found below sellers make some hats similar that you want . Please contact one of them may be they can make what you want. I am sorry it is not my style to do this. I only knit my own design.
      http://www.etsy.com/search?q=Thor%27s++hat&page=1

      have a great day !
      K*****

      Hello,
      Thank you for your consideration. Unfortunately, I am not able to make what will assuredly be an awesome hat once you’ve found the right skilled artisan for the job!

      All the best,
      T***

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