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Knitted 60s space age helmet

Added May 30, 2011

by iroiro

Gloucester, Unit...






This is one of my Final Project pieces for my Fashion Design course at college.
I am at the end of my first year and currently preparing two outfits for the fashion show, just over a week away. ‘60s Space Age’ was my chosen theme for the project, and whilst it has presented a number of challenges and difficulties, I have really enjoyed the whole process!

My original plan was to finish all the pieces and publish them as a collective, but was so excited and relieved that this helmet was finally finished (it took about 4 days of constant knitting to make) that I just had to show you guys now!

My aim was to create something inspired by some of the wacky headgear worn in the 60s, but through knitting, as this was my chosen textile to explore. It is my most ambitious knit so far and I’m pleased with the result :)

You can see more details and follow the making of this college collection on my blog

Material Notes

acrylic yarn, stuffing




Garment Type

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    Oct 14, 2012, 09.09 PMby firechild555

    I am trying to make a helmet like this with fabric for my child’s halloween costume this year. I was wondering if you could give me any tips and pointers. I think I finally have a working pattern. What did you stuff it with? How many different pieces is it?

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    Jul 22, 2011, 11.40 AMby urbandon

    Thats the coolest space helmet ever. LOVE it.

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    Jun 3, 2011, 11.25 AMby missycas17

    LoVe it!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 04.45 PMby Elina Bobina

    Fantastic! Keep up the great work.

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    Jun 1, 2011, 12.50 AMby froggylonglegs


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    May 31, 2011, 06.43 PMby amandala

    this is so cute!

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    May 31, 2011, 06.43 PMby amandala

    this is so cute!

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    May 31, 2011, 02.07 PMby Dee Durrant

    WOW….this is so wacky and great! I can’t wait to see your two full outfits! Good luck with finishing them and I hope everyone likes them at the fashion show….if they are as good as they I’m sure you’ll have nothing to worry about!

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    May 31, 2011, 12.39 PMby tinybows

    oh wow, this is just unreal! and the fact that you knitted it all…so jealous.

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    May 31, 2011, 10.33 AMby iroiro

    Thank you everyone for your comments, they made my day :)

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    May 31, 2011, 09.34 AMby Zyanya Walker

    This is fantastic! cant wait to see what else you have created for this project.

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    May 31, 2011, 08.19 AMby loyl8

    freaking awesome!!

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    May 31, 2011, 04.45 AMby luluxo


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    May 30, 2011, 07.57 PMby kirstiehartley

    I love it……I can’t show my kids as they’ll want one!!

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    May 30, 2011, 05.27 PMby postmodest

    it’s crazy!

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    May 30, 2011, 02.50 PMby lolabell

    wow then!!!

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    May 30, 2011, 01.03 PMby janul

    wow, thumbs up for this! really interesting project!

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    May 30, 2011, 12.46 PMby bowifixx

    cool u knitted that! its awsome

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    May 30, 2011, 12.30 PMby artepart

    Amazing helmet,love the shape and the colours.It’s such a fun item and it makes you smile.

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    May 30, 2011, 12.06 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    wah! awesome. ill put my name down for an order thanks :p

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    May 30, 2011, 11.52 AMby joost52

    I tip my space hat to you girl, that is an awesome project!

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    May 30, 2011, 10.36 AMby janene

    This is, of course, completely bonkers! But 10 out of 10 for your originality and your vision and your dedication. I do wish you well but I have a feeling you wont be needing any luck!

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    May 30, 2011, 10.04 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Well, you should be pleased! I had no idea it’s possible to knit a helmet, but you did it. And very well. Congrats and good luck with your show:)

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    May 30, 2011, 09.25 AMby loulourosa

    this is a fab project!!! congratulations!

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