I took another tumble down the internet rabbit hole, and look what I found:
A knitting pattern for a Balaclava Helmet – both practical AND handsome.
made with ear flaps to enable good hearing
during telephone operations
Of course. And here I was thinking I was short on gift ideas for my sweetie’s upcoming birthday. No longer! How could he not love it? Right, honey?
There are more where this beauty came from, the Victoria and Albert Museum website has the entire contents of Jaeger’s Hand-Knit Essentials for the Forces online, complete with your choice of downloadable patterns in Word or PDF.
Come to think of it my dad and brother have birthdays next month. Better get knitting…