My Brother is awesome.
He doesn't take himself too seriously... at least not too often, anyway. ;-)
He had a serious handle-bar mustache at our sister's wedding a couple of years ago and Einstein Hair at Hubba's and my wedding many years before that. So when I saw this post by the Student Knitter, I knew I had the perfect project for my bro.
The only thing was, I didn't quite see him as a Viking.
A Cowboy or a Ski-bum or a Skiing Cowboy, I could see, but not a Viking. So I spent some time thinking about it, looking for cowboy hats and ski caps, finally looking through the finished projects for the Bearded Touque on Ravelry when one project really inspired me... I decided to make my own Bearded Santa Hat for my bro... aka The Santaclava.
This project is a combination of Santa's Ho-Ho-Hat and the Bearded Touque with a bit of improvisation in between. The Bearded Touque pattern was confusing to me, so instead I made a sketch of my plan and just went for it. Which means it has some issues. In the end though, I think it turned out pretty well.
This was super fun to knit. Mostly because I was giggling the whole time I was working on it.
Apparently the family liked it too...
Happy Fiber Arts Friday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.