Now as I said, I showing the process of making a chainmail coif as we go through it step by step. This will take a while, since I AM actually weaving it right now and can't magic it in, so the guide will be spread over several posts. I will try to keep it as simple as possible.
First thing you do is weave a rectangular piece of 4in1 european.
Its about 50sm. long and 24-25 wide. These are NOT standard numbers - I make it my own size. The piece reaches from the top of my forehead to the base of my neck, and from one temple to the other with additional 1-2 sm. of extra length for comfort and to have enough room to fit an arming cap under it. Thats the central piece of the coif. It will be closed with a small strap of chainmail by the forehead and with another slightly bigger piece for the chin. The other main parts are the top and the mantle, but we will get to them later. This one is the easiest, and you simply have to start with it to get the measurements for the other parts.
Part 2 is here: