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.