Easy Kids Ski Mask Knitting Pattern- Knit on circular needles, this kid’s ski mask is sure to keep them warm no matter what the weather.
This kid’s knit ski mask (also known as a balaclava or face mask) is a warm and cozy winter hat that covers the head, neck, and face, providing full protection from the cold. It is made from a soft, knit fabric and typically has a simple, stretchy design that makes it easy for kids to wear. This type of ski mask is suitable for children and is a great accessory to keep them warm in cold weather.
This knitted balaclava covers the face, ears, and head, providing warmth and protection from the cold.It can be worn over the nose or under the chin.
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Easy Kids Ski Mask Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Patons Canadian Yarn in Medium Teal (1 skein) worsted weight yarn, acrylic, 205 yds, 3.5 oz
Needles: Size US size 7 16-inch circular needles, Size US 8 circular needles
Also needed: stitch markers, yarn needle
Gauge: 2 inches = 8 sts with the larger needles in Stockinette Stitch
Size: kids ages 4-7 years old
This pattern is suitable for beginner+ knitters
With the smaller circular needle, cast on 76 sts. Join ens together and place a marker on the first stitch.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 inches.
Switch to larger circular needle.
Next round: *K19. M1. Rep from * around. (80 sts)
Knit in rounds until work from last row of ribbing measures 4 inches.
Face opening: Next round: K29. Cast off next 22 sts. Knit to the end of the round. Remove marker. Knit to end of row. (58 sts)
Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). Purl.
2nd row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. (56 sts)
3rd and alt rows: Purl.
4th row: Knit.
6th row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. (58 sts)
8th row: Knit to end of row. Cast on 22 sts over cast-off sts. K29. PM. (80 sts)
Knit in rounds until work from the last row of opening measures 2 inches.
Shape the top of the head
(switching to double- pointed needles when necessary or use magic loop)
1st round: *K6. K2tog. Rep from *around. (70 sts)
2nd and alt rounds: Knit.
3rd round: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. (60 sts)
5th round: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. (50 sts)
7th round: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. (40 sts)
9th round: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. (30 sts)
11th round: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. (20 sts)
13th round: *K2tog. Rep from * around. (10 sts)
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches using a yarn needles. Remove the stitches from the knitting needles and pull to tighten. Weave in ends.
Optional: single crochet around the face opening to give it a more finished look.
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