Helmet Liners

Just finished my first helmet liner. Need to make a couple more before I send them out. I used a blend of 85% Merino and 15% Baby Camel. Very warm and soft.

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That's a balaclava.
Very nice.

Nice work. Some soldier is going to be toasty warm this winter, and he won't care if it's a helmet liner or a balaclava.

michaelpthompson's picture

It rather does LOOK like a balaclava. Were there some sort of directions or something? Must have been a reason you called it a helmet liner.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

It was drumpointer who said it was a balaclava.

IamKnitGuy's picture

Michael, the pattern is available on Ravelry and it's called a helmet liner there (that's the reason). It's also available around the web as it pops up as a charity knit periodically. It's a fun knit and a good cause! Just don't knit it in acrylic if you plan to donate it to the military. Acrylic melts in a fire and can make a facial injury worse. For them, wool is best.

michaelpthompson's picture

That would make sense. There's no reason a helmet liner couldn't be in a balaclava pattern. In fact, I used to wear a similar hat under a motorcycle helmet many years ago.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

TheKnittingMill's picture

That looks great Ray! Did you get the pattern from "Project Helmet Liner" or use the one on Lion Brand's website? I read some where that the military won't be accepting anymore handmade helmet liners after November 2010 because they were going to be issued from the govt thereafter. I think they had too much inconsistency in color, material and size/fit despite their explicit instructions. On the website for "PHL" they stated they were receiving some in fluorescent orange and bright pink! LOL...You can't fix stupid!