irresistible

There’s really no other word to describe this hunk of manliness:

His head gear is reminiscent of the delicious balaclava helmet, yet so much more modern, and he wears it with a casual, rugged insouciance that makes it hard to look away.

Note that the garment’s small size, combined with the use of a chunky yarn and garter stitch, make it the ideal project for a novice knitter.

I found him on Flickr where Flint Knits has posted gems from her large collection of vintage patterns. Check out selections from the 1940s-50s, 1960s, and the 1980s – a decade all too fresh in my mind.

9 Responses to “irresistible”

  1. Julia Says:

    Well that’s great…He’s going to have toasty ears,but I’m a bit worried he might get a ‘top of head cold’!

  2. Katy Says:

    Hilarious! It reminds me of a belted maxi pad. Why hide such a garment on the*inside*?

  3. jude Says:

    there is something more bizarre here but i cannot find the words….

  4. thenextstopwillbe Says:

    that is AWESOME!! now i’m torn for my winter headgear choice. maybe balaclava on the really cold days and this guy for mild fall temps.

  5. pamela wynne Says:

    Yeah, this one is a favorite. Whenever I feel like knitting shawls or socks isn’t all that useful, I can go back to this book and remind myself exactly what sorts of abominations happen when we ground our knitting in what’s “useful.” (Shudder.) Thanks for the links! 🙂

  6. eliza Says:

    it reminds me of a wrestling helmet! That strap across the top is really classic!

    How about wearing this OVER the balaclava, since the balaclava covers everything but the ears?

  7. boodely Says:

    Julia & Eliza – The top of the head cold looks like a real possibility, although I think that together with the balaclava you really can have head gear for all seasons.

    Katy – your disturbing thought also crossed my mind.

    Jude – I know what you mean. Perhaps the post should have been titled “speechless”.

    Pamela – thanks for such excellent entertainment!

  8. Ellen Says:

    Look again at the model…I think he knows how silly he looks with a near jock strap thingie on his head and he can’t believe he’s said OK to being photographed wearing it!!!

  9. boodely Says:

    It’s true, he kind of looks like he’s about to lurch out of the frame, running for dear life.

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