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Gimli Inspired Helmet and Beard Crochet Pattern

May 15, 2013

Calling all Lord of the Rings fans!  This pattern is inspired by Gimli, son of Gloin from Lord of the Rings. If you, or someone you know, is a Lord of the Rings fan, you won’t want to miss out on this pattern!

This pattern is not for the faint of heart! It is very involved, but you will not be disappointed with the results.

This pattern features a removable beard. Helmet can be worn without the beard. Instructions are included for making the beard a stand-alone piece.

I am working on a larger size (approx. 25”). If you buy this pattern now, I will email you the update when I finish it.

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**It’s finally done!  My Gimli pattern is up and ready for sale.  I’ve spent about 3 months on this project and it feels so wonderful to have it done.

Special thanks to Jen Neerhof for putting in so many hours into testing my pattern.  She had some awesome tips and my pattern is so much better after having worked with her!

To purchase my pattern, and see the preview, visit my Ravelry listing.



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26 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2013 10:29 am

    Reblogged this on R Crafty Creations.


  2. May 20, 2013 5:46 pm

    Hi! I will be purchasing this pattern from you soon 😉 I’ve been tring to make one for my bro, and I really appreciate your attention to detail! I’ve seen other patterns & pics, but they have a chain mail underlayer. Recently We discovered that it’s actually a leather underlayer, so I’ve had to scrap & redo 😉 However, I was contemplating how to do the top & such & add in the emblem on the top & sides of the silver 😉 I’m so glad I saw Jennifer’s post in our yarn group! Can I ask what the golden yarn u used is??


    • May 20, 2013 6:06 pm

      🙂 My husband was a great help in picking out the colors and informing me it was made of leather. lol

      For the gold, I used Vanna’s Glamour in Gold.

      (and the updates for the larger size are in the testing stage, so if you need it larger than 22.5″, it will be ready soon!)


  3. August 16, 2013 12:52 am

    Hi I just found this and am hoping you check your comments I am thinking of attempting this I am not sure if I am experienced but I am past novice. Does the pattern have pictures with it or is it all just written instruction, second, 22.5 is head circumference? Thanks for your time it is fab! Oh one more question how long did it take to crochet for an experienced crocheter?


    • August 16, 2013 12:15 pm

      The stitches involved in this pattern are fairly easy, it’s just the color work and the intricacy that makes it on the more difficult level. The pattern contains over 100 pictures. I tried to have a picture for any part that would be confusing. It took my testers, who are experienced, a little over 2 weeks to complete this project. Due to differences in crocheting, the 22.5″ is an estimated circumference that you should be able to obtain if you follow all the gauges. The pattern also includes instructions for a 25.5″ circumference. Hope my answers help! 🙂 Thanks for your kind comment!


  4. October 29, 2013 5:18 pm

    Hey 🙂 I’m from Europe, how can I purchase something on raverly? I don’t have any experiences in paying with Dollar, but I’d love to have the pattern :/ 🙂


  5. December 11, 2013 5:23 pm

    Hi, I just bought your pattern on Craftsy and it looks amazing. However, it only includes the instructions for the 22.5″ pattern and I’m pretty sure I’ll need the 25.5″ for the person I’m making it for. How do I get the other size?


    • December 11, 2013 5:26 pm

      I’ll make sure the craftsy version is updated, but the updates for the larger size are actually at the back of the pattern (pg. 41?). At the end of each section where the size is different, it re-directs you to the back for the proper measurements for the larger size.


      • December 11, 2013 5:28 pm

        And the craftsy pattern is NOT updated. I will be emailing you the update immediately. I’m so sorry about that!


      • December 11, 2013 5:35 pm

        Fastest customer service I’ve ever had. Thank you very much.


      • December 11, 2013 5:42 pm

        lol I just happened to log on at the exact moment! 🙂 You’re welcome.


  6. January 12, 2014 12:33 am

    a friend of mine is interested in having me make this for him for something in June – so my question is, how heavy is it? Is he going to sweat like crazy wearing it?


    • January 13, 2014 12:05 pm

      It’s pretty heavy and warm. The actual weight for the helmet and beard together is over a pound. If he wears it in June, he will probably sweat like crazy. It MIGHT be not as hot if you attempt to make it in a cotton yarn, but I’m not sure.


  7. January 22, 2014 2:53 am

    I’m going to attempt it – using Knitpicks Comfy – which is quite soft and yummy – so we’ll see how it goes! 🙂


    • January 23, 2014 11:54 am

      🙂 Good luck! Feel free to email with any questions! Happy hooking.


  8. November 7, 2015 6:47 pm

    Hey Bekah! Do you sell the pattern for just the beard? I don’t need the helmet.


    • November 16, 2015 11:43 am

      I do sell the beard separately. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I don’t have regular internet access. You can find the pattern for the beard only here:


      • Breanna permalink
        July 1, 2016 10:15 pm

        I purchased the pattern for just the beard on I finished the beard with the elastic crocheted in, but there aren’t any instructions for how to finish it. What do I do with the elastic now that it’s done?


      • July 31, 2016 2:04 pm

        I am so sorry that it took me so long to see this. I will send you a response via Ravelry as soon as possible!


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