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So I was getting really into making chainmail stuff. Jewelry, keychainhangers, shirts, bracelets and necklaces could all be found on this site. The only thing I couldn't find was a chainmail coif. 

So I did some research, found multiple designs and I have combined them in one design, my version isn't fully finished but the plan is all done.

This build is not too difficult, but it requires some technique and experience in the making of chainmail. It will take a lot of time, so don't think of it as a project you could finish in two weeks. if you work on it very well, you might be able to finish it in a month. But it took me longer than that.

Try the coif from time to time, see if it fits. At certain points in this instructable you will need to put it on you head (I know it's very cold but if you put a balaclava underneath it, it's not that bad). If it doesn't fit you, please leave a comment because I hope to help you with it.

For this project, you can use the technique of my other instructable: `A faster way of making chainmail`
 
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Step 2: Preparations

It's necessary to make preparations before you start each new row. First you need seven rings. One open and six closed. Put the closed rings on the open ring and close it. For more clarity, you could put it down like the picture suggests. For the second row, you'll need twelve rings, third row, eighteen rings. This way, you could say 6*x where x= the amount of rows, for as long as you're expanding.

This is a very nice instructable. Just curious though, is there a way to keep the rings in place while adding more links? After a while all my attempts sort of turn into a confusing mass rather than a neat circle.

Dr.Duckhunt3 months ago
Here is mine. I used smaller rings to make a border around the top and bottom of the face. Thanks for posting
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Tango-Oscar-Mike (author)  Dr.Duckhunt3 months ago

Those smaller rings are a really nice touch, keep it going!

Taz_Maniac5 months ago

Hi, I have a question Can I just make a skull cap whit this method and than do it like him? btw great coif looks really cool I hope mine will also look good.

Thanks you

Tango-Oscar-Mike (author)  Taz_Maniac5 months ago

Hey, Epic fantasy is a great source of information on these subjects. You can of course combine two methods, keep in mind though, what the circumference is. His method is actually exactly the same as, mine, only he uses a different order of putting it together. Anyhow, Good luck with your project. If you have more questions, feel free to ask.

Thank you for the fast Answer! I will let you know when im done ( hopefully) :p . Cheers!

trey3331 year ago
what can they withstand
Tango-Oscar-Mike (author)  trey3331 year ago
Good question, I haven't had the courage to shoot one of my arrows on it, but maybe i'll try something out with an ax. I'll see what i can do. but I think they can withstand quite a lot.
Very nice!
I found this to be very useful. I think i'll weave one up tonight...
Good luck! let me know when you've finished it.