Third inspired-by-Midgaard hood

Photo credit ©Mysticus Photography - Me in my steel grey wool hood, along with other elements of my Viking Age Norse costume. These include my red and black coat, my plaid apron dress (hangerock), my green wool dress (serk) and my hand-spun naalbound wool mittens.

Photo credit ©Mysticus Photography – Me in my steel grey wool hood, along with other elements of my Viking Age Norse costume.

Steel charcoal grey wool hood

Once I had the black and grey wool-blend hood finished, I liked the results so much that I went to my stash of other fabrics from the Grandmother’s Fabric Sale and found another piece of wool, also with less than two meters. This fabric is a charcoal grey with a slight steel blue tinge to it. In sewing it I found it very spongy – it did not want to hold a press at all. (It is a tabby weave, not a crepe weave though.) You can see in the photo below my pattern – and the number of adjustments that were made before I got something I really liked.

Cutting out steel-charcoal grey wool suiting fabric for a Norse-style hooded capelet

Cutting out steel-charcoal grey wool suiting fabric for a Norse-style hooded capelet

For this version I used the same capelet as the second version, but gave the hood an extra two inches of length for even more puddling around the shoulders which I think looks very dramatic and elegant.

Sewing steel-charcoal grey wool suiting fabric into a Norse-style hooded capelet

Sewing steel-charcoal grey wool suiting fabric

This one I did a 2 inch facing on the inside of the hood’s face opening, rather than the contrasting reverse facing on version two.

Charcoal grey wool hooded capelet in the style of Midgaarb's hoods

Charcoal grey wool hooded capelet in the style of Midgaarb’s hoods

The first time I wore it out, was to a holiday market at Spruce Meadows. While most of the vendors are indoors at the market, it’s held in multiple buildings and tents, so the hood was cozy and warm and very welcomed! I also got a number of compliments on it!

Charcoal grey wool hooded capelet in the style of Midgaarb's hoods

Charcoal grey hooded capelet

After wearing it out and about, I decided that I liked this one well enough to spend some time embellishing it. I did a hand-stitched herringbone stitch on the hem, which obscures the machine stitching. I did the same on the seam where the hood folds back, and then on the very edge of the hood I did a small blanket stitch.

Inspiration

Photo credit ©Mysticus Photography - Me in my steel grey wool hood, along with other elements of my Viking Age Norse costume. These include my red and black coat, my plaid apron dress (hangerock), my green wool dress (serk) and my hand-spun naalbound wool mittens.

Photo credit ©Mysticus Photography

This is the third hood I made inspired by the linen and wool hoods by Midgaarb on Instagram. Thanks to Mysticus Photography for the photo at the top of this post!

In this photo I’m wearing this hood, along with my black and red wool Viking Age Norse style coat, plaid apron dress (hangerock), green wool dress (serk) which you can’t see, and hand-spun naalbound mittens.

One comment on “Third inspired-by-Midgaard hood

  1. Libellula says:

    Beautiful, I love these hioods, you could start a modern day trend. And your mittens in naalbinding are a triumph. Happy Festivities

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