|Hubby in his hat and Victor The Viking!|
|Top: completed horn unstuffed, Center: stuffed, Bottom: closed off|
The viking braids are detachable, since I was unsure if they would read like girl hair to anyone who doesn't know our mascot. They button to the inside of the hat on each side. Basically I just made a tab and attached the long "hair" to that, braided it and tied it off. For a minute I thought about making a full face mask with mustache like these, but Victor doesn't really have a beard per-se and that might have been a bit much. This way it's more wearable.
|Left: Tab with strands attached, Right: Braided|
chain 6, turn
sc, dc, chain 1, dc, sc
chain 2, turn, dc in top of sc, sc in top of dc, chain space and next dc, dc in top of last sc
chain 1, turn, 5 sc across
Cut 18 long strands of yellow (mine were about 24 inches long) for each braid, so 36 total. On each tab you have 5 stitches. Attach 3 strands to the first, 4 to each of the center three stitches, and 3 to the last. I folded the long strands in half and attached the hank like a tassel, pulling up a loop of the strands, through the stitch and pulling all the dangling ends through it and tightening it off. Then separate out your strands into three sets of 12 and braid. I wrapped the light brown around it and tied it off.
I hope it does a good job of reminding him where he came from as he moves on to college. And when he returns for Homecoming and Alumni events, that he remembers to bring it along. :)
Time to complete: 10 hours