Helmet Head

Published in Bespoke by Baa Ram Ewe

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.

This hat forms part of a matching set with Cadence Cowl and Handlebar Hands.


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.

Shown in Rowan Tweed yarn (118m per 50g ball; 100% wool), colourways 598 Monsal Dale, 599 Dove Dale and 601 Beresford.

1 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.

 Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Verity Britton

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