"Everyone needs a silly hat in their life!"

Fans of Lord of the Rings, Vikings or fluffy beards will be glad to learn that they can knit their own dwarven battle helmet, complete with nasals, full beards and braids. (photos)

The pattern, available on Ravelry for US$3.00, includes directions for a number of sizes and variations. The author of the pattern, Sally Pointer, says, "Everyone needs a silly hat in their life!"