Knit This Medusa Headpiece and Easily Turn Enemies To Stone – FREE PATTERN

Knit This Medusa Headpiece and Easily Turn Enemies To Stone – FREE PATTERN

UPDATE February 1, 2016 – Maker RuthFromOhio added the pattern! It’s for machine knitters, but simple enough to translate. If someone knows how, please leave a comment on the Ravelry project page. OR use this free snake pattern, designed for hand-knitters. Looking for a crochet version? Try this one.

Knit This Medusa Headpiece and Easily Turn Enemies To Stone - FREE PATTERN

Made and shared by Ruth – thanks!


1) Medusa headpiece by RuthFromOhio
2) Snakes & Adders by Julia Stanfield

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  1. Lois

    I LOVE it. I can’t imagine how the pattern is worked up but it would take A LOT more knitting talent than I have to do something like that. (sigh) Well I hope that SOMEDAY I could tackle a project like it. “GREAT JOB:)

  2. Anne Kaelber

    Will a pattern be forthcoming? This is a really neat piece which I’d love to make!


    • knithack

      You would have to contact the maker, Ruth. See in the post.

      • dana happel

        my 43 year old daughter wants me to try to make for her> How do I purchase the pattern? Dana Happel

        • Cindy Morse

          I LOVE this hat. Would like pattern.

  3. june pointon

    I saw this on a knitting site please please could I have the instructions to knit one as a surprise for my daughter-in-law.It will not be passed on for sale,just a personal present.

    • knithack

      Hi June, I’m sorry but I don’t have the pattern – please see the thread above. I’d try a search on Ravelry, betting you’ll find some ideas or a pattern you could work with.

    • knithack

      Thanks, Syd!

  4. james dean

    theres mo price listed so not sure I would buy one??

  5. Jeanne

    How much

  6. maurice

    where can i buy one

  7. Liz

    Looks like just i-cord with a flat tapered end for a head. Done with heavy yarn and on large needles, would be incredibly simple. Make a bunch and sew them into a hat, or onto a hat, whichever seems easier.

  8. Kathy

    I would love to buy this. I teach mythology to high school freshmen, and they would love it.

  9. Sandra Diamond

    Please, please send me these directions!

  10. Michele M.

    According to the Flickr site this came from, this is similar to a pattern on Ravelry which can be purchased here for $2:

    But it really does look like a lot of I cords put together. If you stuffed wire up the center of some of them, you could make them stand up in different poses.

  11. Rebecca bell

    I would love to buy this. Anyone know where i can get one?

  12. Ann

    This isn’t knitted, per se. The snakes are made using a knitting loom. You can knit or crochet a hat as normal then attach the snakes. You could also put a loop of wire & stuffing into the snakes to make them pose-able and more real. Do not buy Walmart knitting looms, they’re terrible.

    • Becky

      Ann, good call with the knitting loom! never used one before but my daughr er has one! How would you make the head more flat and wide than just a continuation of the looming?

  13. Ewa

    This might be the best hat I have ever seen, and I know, my name is Eve! :-))

  14. Jaine Phillips

    please let me know if there gonna be a pattern

  15. Tessa

    I want to buy one 🙂 can anyone help?

  16. Carol

    I’ve been working on this hatfor several months now. Only it’s crocheted. Now putting the hat together. My daughter in-laws sister found this and asked me to make it for her. It’s easy, just tedious. They find something they like, then come to me. Have no time for my own. 🙂

  17. Nils71

    Merhabalar . Ben de satın almak istiyorum. Bu mümkün mü??

    • Danielle

      I don’t know, you would have to contact the maker. Good luck!

  18. Jessica

    Can we purchase this pattern anywhere but Ravelry? Preferably without having to set up yet another “account” and then spend the rest of our lives blocking spam?

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