Ski Patrol Hat

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Ski Patrol hat/mask

Variety of Sizes & gauges use either #3 or #4 category yarns Depending on size use either #5 or  #6 (4) double pointed sets of  size or #6 or #8 (4) double pointed sets of size. Yes these are worked in rounds. I used the double cast on method for casting on stitches so that the beginner may even attempt this with an evenly spaced edge.

Size Preemie Newborn Toddler Child Small Adult Medium Adult Large Adult
# of stitches 56 64 72 80 88 96 104
# of Inches before the opening 2 ½ 2 ½ 3 3 4 5 6
# of inches after the opening 2 ½ 2 ½ 3 3 4 5 6
Decrease # of stitches for crown 28 32 37 40 44 48 52

Round 1: Double CO # of stitches for size desired to create, see chart above.

Round 2: K2, P2, around the # of stitches, work in this pattern according to the size desired before we BO stitches for the face opening.

Next Round: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, BO next 16(18, 20, 22, 24) Preemie & Newborn as well as the Toddler & child share same # of stitches to be bound off.

Next Round: staying in pattern, you will re-add, the appropriate # of stitches that you BO on previous round.

Next round to final before we decrease down to crown work in pattern as before.

Final Round: K2tog, p2tog, k2tog, p2tog, repeat in this pattern to narrow down to ½ the # of stitches, cut yarn leaving enough to cinch the crown & sew or knot together.

Optional Extras: Add a Pom-pom, bow, or other fancy tassel to spruce it up for girls & babies.

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5 thoughts on “Ski Patrol Hat

  1. Hi there, stumbled upon your blog today and love your patterns. This hat would be wonderful for my father who suffers from shortness of breath due to a heart condition, and cannot tolerate the wind. The only problem is that I don’t knit, and I can’t really follow this pattern. Is there any way to explain to me what to do to crochet a hat like this instead?

    1. No you don’t need to change at any point. I find that depending on the brand of yarn in the weight categories I’ve given I’ve found that I need on some to use a smaller size needle to make the gauge & other times I need to use the larger size to meet the gauge.

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