Baz the Barbarian

Time for a couple FOs. I had some knitted goodies up my sleeve as Christmas gifts for a couple of my coworkers, but because of the ridiculous streak of bad luck I’ve had over the last month, I didn’t end up being able to gift them until I got back to work last week.

Baz the Barbarian
Baz the Barbarian

I have added a new recruit to my miniature viking army – meet Baz. This hat (designed by Becky Veverka but with horns redesigned by moi) has become so popular I now have two requests for adult versions. I didn’t have my camera with me before I gifted off the hat, so Baz’s mommy took these awesome shots. She is a fabulous photographer, and a terrific designer too. For even more hilarious cuteness, check this out.

Baz the Barbarian
Baz the Barbarian

Next up is a wonky little hooty owl, the pattern for which I bought this summer from Hansigurumi’s Etsy shop. I’d never made an anigurumi toy before, so I was a bit unprepared for the amount of assembly, and how interdependent all the parts are. So you can see his left “horn” doesn’t quite stick up they way it should, and that his left eye disc is a bit off kilter. I made a slight modification of the design in that I filled his bottom half with lentils to give him some weight in his bum. I had some problems with him “pooping” lentils, and had to seal up some small holes, but overall he turned out pretty good.

Horned Owl
Horned owl

This was for my buddy Larissa who adores owls. She is completely in love with him, despite his wonkiness.


  1. Carol says:

    OMG…too cute! šŸ˜€

  2. jenny says:

    Viking hat looks GREAT (baby does too šŸ™‚ I am currently making the viking hat and loving it. I love your color cominations, and i love how the horns are, i might try that for my next one!!

  3. Rena Hampton says:

    Am I missing the instructions for this hat??? Please point me in the right direction.
    Thank you ever so much!!!!

  4. admin says:

    Hi Rena,

    They’re linked in the post because the had design isn’t mine. Here’s the original instructions: but the instructions for my horn modifications are here: Good luck!

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