Not to be left out, my husband also requested a horned-hat (see unicorn here and dragon here). This one is inspired by the Iron Helmet from Skyrim. I took plenty of liberties with the design but I think the overall effect comes across. Mr. Pickle is wholly pleased with it so I call it a success. Now we just need to scout out a medieval market or Halloween party to wear these funky hats to!
Notes on construction: I freehanded it once again and used Lion Brand Hometown USA for the gray (just barely 2 skeins) and Red Heart Super Saver held double for the horns. Some of the accessories are sewn on using sewing thread, which is new for me but I think it looks a little cleaner than sewing with yarn in some situations. The eye piece can be tucked up into the hat to make it easier for the wearer to see.
This costume-hat-making is so much fun I hardly want to stop! But there's an impatient baby in my belly who will be making her appearance before long and demands some new, cushy hand-knits when she does. Maybe if the toddler takes a nap today I'll snap some pictures of those WIPs to share with you all.