Introduction: Viking Hood

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Hello friends!

Well, winter is coming, so I'm going to present you, how I made this sweet warm and comfortable Viking hood!

Step 1: What You Will Need?

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  • woolen fabric
  • some fabric for lining - linen or cotton
  • thread and needle
  • scissors, ruler, pencil..
  • pins

Step 2: Sketching, Measuring and Cutting

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First step is measuring some dimensions and transfering a pattern on fabrics. It's really easy, In fact the pattern consists just out of 2 squares and 1 or 2 rectangles. It comes out of a viking hood pattern so If you won't make same Rohirrim embroidery as I did than it should be a pretty much historicaly accurate.

I chose the size of square part 25cm x 25cm and size of rectangular part 35cm x 130cm (or you can cut it and make it 2 X 35cm x 65cm). But I recommend you to take a piece of fabric, pin the shape and then try it out as I did, so you could make dimensions based on your body and desires.

Step 3: Sewing

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And now it comes to the hardest part - sewing!

Take all your pieces and pin them together according to the pictures. It's also good to try if it fits you before sewing!

Using backstitch I sewed outside part and inner part separately. Then I put the lining into the woolen part and flip the edges and sewed them.

If you are going to make an embroidery, it's better to make before you sew that two parts together!

There isn't much else to say.. Just be patient if you're going to sew it in hand as me :D cause it takes its time.

Step 4: Decorating

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Now you can add some embroidery, tablet woven bands, etc..

I made some Rohan sun style emroidery, but I was in a time pressure because I needed my hood really soon for a battle, so it's not so epic as I wanted to be :D (Although it took me about a half a day to make it :D )

If you're going to make an embroidery, I advice you to make it before sewing the lining.

Step 5: Wearing

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And you are done!

So put on your creation and wear it proudly. It will keep you warm and if you used woolen fabric, it should also protect you from rain. And hoods are also a great accessories of many costumes!

When I made this hood I was wearing for about a half a day cause it was soo warm and comfortable :D

And I hope yours is too!

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See you next time!


Foolish_Jester made it! (author)2017-01-05

Was my first ever patter that I had followed. Made this in 2015 for renaissance fair. Decided to make an account today (January 5th of 2017) and came across this again XD

Was a really fun craft and super easy to make, although I did mess up the back but it gave me the look I wanted still :).

Much thanks!!

bevmo63 (author)2016-12-20

Sweet, thanks for the great-ible

LadyS2 (author)2016-10-20

Have you made any more since this one?

dragongirl508 made it! (author)2015-11-24

Just finished mine! I decided to make it with fleece, and to make it reversible. I went for a more wintry color combination, a paler blue would've been good but this darker, tie-dye sort lends to an almost glacier look! It aughtta be quite warm for the upcoming winter. I might add a ribbon loop to the hood point so I can stick on some trinket when I want to.

craftraptor (author)2015-10-18

Great! I needed a hood for my Halloween cosplay!

bandaidsandducttape made it! (author)2015-08-30

used an old army blanket and some flannel (haven't finished the embroidery yet), love it. Simple, easy instructions. very pleased with the end result and the process was fun too!

TheUnbeatable_2 (author)2015-07-14

Thanks so much for this!

nekokristiaan made it! (author)2015-06-26

Wonderful and clear instructions. Thank you so much. It was super easy to follow.

utest_instructables (author)2015-01-19


Thanks :)

StandingOnStones (author)2014-11-23

About how many yards of fabric did you use?

I can't reall say, because I use metric system, but I wrote the dimensions I used (in cm) so check it out :) Also you can easily convert it with google if needed

Thank you! I missed that.

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-19

I love this. Thank you


jjdebenedictis (author)2014-09-17

Very nice looking! And I'm sure it's wonderfully cozy on a chilly battlefield. :)

Eldalote (author)jjdebenedictis2014-09-17

Thank you! I'm going try it out this weekend! :)

Rexanvil76 (author)Eldalote2014-09-20

props to see a young man sew and embroidery great instructable

Thats really cool (author)2014-09-18


wobbler (author)2014-09-18

Brilliant! I want one! I don't know what for yet as there aren't many
Vikings near here, but maybe it'll come in useful on my bike. Maybe I'll
attach a couple of horns to my cycle helmet and go full-on Berserker. I've often been told I need a horn on my bike, but
I'll have to make sure I don't catch my long sword in the wheels.

Mielameri (author)2014-09-17

Ahh I like the embroidery and the chunky red stitches against the brown fabric :). Nicely done!

Eldalote (author)Mielameri2014-09-17


Yeah, I like that too :)

sirmix23 (author)2014-09-17

That's awesome!!!!!

Eldalote (author)sirmix232014-09-17

Thanks!! :)

seamster (author)2014-09-17

Nicely done, fellow sewing man.

That hand embroidery is impressive!

Eldalote (author)seamster2014-09-17

Thank you! :) took me a lot of time and sanity :D

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