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walmin22 09-27-2007 10:24 AM

Opened face ski mask?
Hi All! Iím not sure what to call it but Iím looking to make this for my 3 & 2 year olds. The best that I can describe it would be a neck warmer with a hood. But I would like a hood to cover his whole forehead. Or it can be describe as ski mask with the whole face opened. Since I donít know what to call it I donít even know how to search it on the Internet.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

marykz 09-27-2007 10:55 AM

check the cover of the new fall vogue knit.1 magazine- it has a grown up one, and I bet you could size it down for a kid!

walmin22 09-27-2007 11:16 AM

Yes something like that. Now if I knew how to downsize and add more to the front to cover more of their forehead I would be golden!

marykz 09-27-2007 11:36 AM

I'm looking at the pattern and they call in a helmet. maybe that would help the search?

KPC has 2 vingtage ones: balaclava helmet and balaclavas

that link has several styles

and this one is cute and might be easier to modify:

BINGO!!! a toddler version!!!

MN knitter 10-04-2007 10:25 PM

toddler hat
Hey I saw this last week, when I signed up here and thought I'd try that toddler hat. I am so lost in the decress part where you shape the top of the head. Am I reading it wrong? Even if I draw it out I get a really short thing on one side and a long thing on the other side. Where it says repeat till 14 stiches remain do you repeat the last 3 rows or the last 2 rows? I think the pattern might be wrong but I am a self taught fairly new knitter so I don't really know.


suzeeq 10-04-2007 10:53 PM

Usually you do a dec row, then a plain row, then dec, plain, etc. I don't know which pattern you're using specifically to know how it's worded.

MN knitter 10-04-2007 10:55 PM

this oneShape
Top of Head:

Continuing in your chosen pattern, k 33 (34) sts, k2 tog tbl, turn.
Next row: sl1, p12, p2 tog, turn.
Next row: sl1, K12, k2 tog tbl, turn.

Work in this way until 14 sts remain. slip sts onto a spare needle, break yarn.

this is where I am lost

going to go try drawing it out with a row of plain knitting. Tired of ripping.


suzeeq 10-04-2007 11:11 PM

I answered the other post...

It's short row knitting. The 2 sts k tog tbl are the one you slipped on the previous row and one new one from the left needle. That will eat up sts from both sides of the hood one by one.

walmin22 10-05-2007 07:55 AM

This is good to know. Thanks. I haven't been able to start knitting this yet.

Jan in CA 10-05-2007 01:00 PM

I have this one bookmarked.

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