Originally Posted by kitchnerkat
I would like to make the helmet liners but I am a beginner. Is this too much for a beginner? Don't laugh I have been a beginner knitter my whole knitting life.
If you can knit, purl, increase one stitch and knit two together you should be able to do this hat. It is easiest of you have a size 8 or 9 circular needle 16-inch and a set of matching double point needles.
The pattern is free courtesy of the Denver Public Library and here is a link to the PDF file http://denverlibrary.org/files/knitting.pdf
Please note that none of the organizations are accepting helmet liners for the troops as their helmets have changed and there is no longer room for a knitted liner. These are still great hats for wearing off-duty or to make for other charities. If they are being sent to the military - 100% wool is a must for safety reasons.
Most of the techniques needed are either demonstrated on Knitting Help or you can Google the name and find numerous YouTube videos to help.
Good luck and happy stitching,