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Dwarven Helm by SadDaysCrochet Dwarven Helm by SadDaysCrochet
This is a present for my brother, because he is the best brother. I wanted to finish it in time for the opening of The Hobbit, but alas I was too slow.

This was hugely inspired by the work of :icondrgibbs:, and if you like this at all you should check out her gallery.

The helm I based directly on the helm that Gimli wears in the Lord of the Rings movies, the beard was my own design with massive creative input from my brother.

That's me wearing it- I'd get him to wear it, but he is far away.

Helm has a lovely fleece interior and beard attaches and detaches with large snaps. The rest is mithril. ;)

Holy wow! This has exploded across the internet. So in the spirit of shameless self-promotion, check me out on other social media!
Etsy: [link]
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Pyra-from-Cube Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
It's amazing! Just... wow!
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't believe that beard.  And all the details!!! Amazing work!!! :wow:
tintedlies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a pattern? My sister wants me to make this for her!
BittersweetWaltz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hohohoho amazinggg
I love it !!
lgwildwomanofthenort Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Too Funny!
Arkheno Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Magnificent work ♥
FloofyCatCrochet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredible. :) Amazing job!
Logos-Atum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
A dwarven princess... sadly about (7,8?) 9 years to old by now.

Good one though.
Sigyn85 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Simply AWESOME! :O
tokniTORNOTTOknit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
This is wonderful!
braithrean Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is awesome!
ShineNotBurn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job!!! I just wanted to ask how long do you think it took you to make it?
Aizens-girl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats so awesome!!! Two thumbs way Up!
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
HamzaHaider Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy daim, im in love with dat bearded lady
rebooter6 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
I am amazingly jealous of this whole thing!  Well made and well done! 
Tombsdec Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
*insert "shut up and take my money" meme*
I would buy this
InemanLukas Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist
XD !! Good!
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Huh, this is such fun :D !
CopperScaleDragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work!
planetpainter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Please allow me to buy the pattern, or please make one and sell it to me . Your brother is really lucky. What an amazing gift.
Windowseat-rain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is it possible to buy these? It looks amazing!
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. This is the best beard-toque ever. 

Though it looks like it isn't easy on yarn supplies. How many balls of yarn did you use just for the beard?
gwennyp Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a LOT of yarn!!
Freukecks Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
i want it... so awesome
anderlance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I bow down to your brilliance!!!
NerdEcrafter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The-Rad-Mad-Red Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is stunning!! 
Fwo0sh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my flaking god of thunder!
I want it! Badly!
Akitua Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Have you completed the pattern yet?  I checked your Etsy but it wasn't listed - I'm sorry to hear about your poor health and hope you are feeling better.  Please let me know when you have completed the pattern would love to get it!:happybounce:
bubbabrand17 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I found this image a while back, saw it again today and decided to search for it which led me to you! This hat is incredible!! I don't crotchet but would be willing to learn to make this! I would love to wear it to the next two movies at midnight!! Is this also how I RSVP? I am new to this site. Do you send an email when the pattern is available? Thanks for making this. Your artistry is remarkable!!
adventuretime134 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This has to be the most creative thing that I've ever seen :)
KhaozMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I'm not sure how to RSVP but however I do I have to because I have family members that crochet and I need one of these. I have the beardhat barbarian/viking one but this destroys it any day cant wait.
Forge64 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Want want want! Please consider me eagerly RSVPed for the pattern! Next I have to sweet talk my wife into crocheting in general, and this specifically!
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
RSVP taken into account! I'm afraid my health is delaying the production of a pattern enormously, but it will be done some day (my current goal is for it to be in time for the next movie?). Crochet is great for relieving stress, and can be done while watching television! This way you can feel like you've accomplished something after a marathon of your favorite show. Maybe you should both take up crochet!
cloumcv22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This is wonderful
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! =D
XxozzybrookexX Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
i love you so much! so many people just sell their items when I'm broke and want to learn to make awesome things myself! I'm so happy your making a pattern
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm just sorry it's taking so long. I can't wait to have it out so everyone can start making their helms!
XxozzybrookexX Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
i would hug you! :3
CharityK Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hey....dont mean to bother you much longer do you think on the pattern? im just overly anxious to start! ;)
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No bother at all! I'm feeling really bad about how long it's taking me- I know I've been promising the pattern since December! I really have started working on it, but then my health kinda went to hell for a while and I was in the hospital for a bit. Anyway, that is nothing you have to worry about- I'm back now and plan to get back to work on it tomorrow. My goal is to have it all done before the end of May! Sooner if at all possible!
CharityK Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! and hope you get to feeling better!
Torvaldr Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Cool, you don't make them for sale by any chance do you?
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do not, but I am working on a pattern that should be out by next month, and once that is complete I'm sure someone would be happy to use the pattern to sell you one! I'll tell you when it's done. :)
Cheryl-OntheOldPath Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Oh yes please will you sell a pattern on your Etsy???
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will indeed! They do digital downloads now, so it should be super easy too. =D
Cheryl-OntheOldPath Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Fantastic can't wait!
Torvaldr Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you! It is awesome! I am new here to deviant art. I work mostly in leather and leather armor, though lately I have been making shields and doing high detail paintings and skaldic verse poetry. But I am a HUGE Tolkien dwarf fan!
Anna-nyan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is probably the best thing I've ever seen! OMG!
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