Helmet Head

Published in Bespoke by Baa Ram Ewe and available in the Peloton Collection ebook (£5.00)

A quick and easy beanie

Being a doctor, I like to look cool and be safe so I never travel by bike without my groovy bike helmet.  Sadly this does nothing for my coiffure once I reach my destination and I look far less groovy once the helmet is off and the bike hair is on show.

This quick and easy colourful beanie is great for covering up those bike hair disasters and keeps me looking cool for the rest of the day.

Bespoke celebrates the magnificent bicycle with a stunning book of 10 knit and crochet designs in Rowan yarns and published by Baa Ram Ewe.

Helmet Head is part of a matching set with Cadence Cowl and Handlebar Hands, all inspired by the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in 2014 and is available to download together as the Peloton Collection.


To fit: toddler, child/teen, woman and man

38 (43, 48, 53) cm circumference / 21 (24, 26, 29) cm depth

15 (17, 19, 21) inch circumference / 7.5 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5) inch depth


DK weight yarn.

baa ram ewe Winterburn DK: 50% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 50% Masham wool, 230m (252 yds) in 100g in colourways: Endeavour, Viking and Bramley Baths
One skein of each colour

Rowan Tweed yarn (118m per 50g ball; 100% wool), colourways 598 Monsal Dale, 599 Dove Dale and 601 Beresford
One ball of each colour

Needles & Notions:

4mm (US G) knitting crochet hook


17 stitches and 13 rows per 10 cm x 10 cm measured over lace pattern in fingering weight yarn.

Skills required:

Basic crochet stitches


Crocheting in the round.

Pattern information:

Originally published January 2014.

Current version: Peloton_Collection_(UK)_v2.0.pdf and Peloton_Collection_(USA)_v2.0.pdf

File size: 2.1MB

 Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Verity Britton and Sarah Alderson

Model: Kate Rayfield and Freya Boycott-Garnet

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