Yes, This Gundam Helmet Was Crocheted

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Twitter user Namio’s hobby isn’t just crocheting, but crocheting woolen Gundam helmets.

It took days to crochet each helmet. The RX-178 Gundam Mk-II helmet, for example, took four days, with Namio working on them from morning to night for two of those. The result is glorious. Perfect for winter, too.

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Yes, that’s a crocheted face mask. With the helmet, apparently it’s very warm—hot, even.

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And when the helmet is not being worn, it’s perfect for bewildering cats.

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[Update: 11/7 - 6:30 AM EST: As one reader pointed out, these helmets were crocheted, not knitted. This article has since been updated to reflect that.]

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