Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
nanasaidso
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Ski Mask Help.
I make Halloween costumes for my grandkids each year, and this year both boys (4yo and 7yo) want to be Perry the Platypus. After considering my options with regard to durability (these kids wear costumes more than they wear street clothes, lol), I've decided the best option is to make one-piece footed pajamas for the body, and knit ski masks for the head.

Can anyone recommend a simple ski mask pattern knit in one piece on circular needles? I've been through the patterns on Ravelry, and didn't see quite what I needed. It needs to have eye holes and a mouth hole. I'm planning to add the platypus bill on around the mouth after completing the ski mask.

Thanks! Marta
nanasaidso is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
fatoldladyinpjs
Working the Gusset
 
fatoldladyinpjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wisconsin near Green Bay
Posts: 1,564
Thanks: 157
Thanked 524 Times in 423 Posts
I found one here. It's pretty ugly with all the stuff they added on to it, but the basic shape should get the job done. You can also do a google search using the terms children's ski mask knitting pattern and children's balaclava knitting patterns. Both terms are used interchangeably. I seriously don't think I would go to that much trouble for a body costume that they'd only wear one day. You might be better off with a black or other solid color sweat shirt and sweat pants. You can paint it with temporary paints that wash out or temporarily tape cutouts on the suit. This jogging outfit can then be reused by your kids.

http://poppalina.typepad.com/Pattern...va_pattern.pdf
__________________
Welsh corgis are cool.
fatoldladyinpjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
nanasaidso
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
No, I wouldn't go through so much effort just for Halloween. But, these kids live in costumes, lol. It's like they think, why be an ordinary boy when you can be a super hero, or a pirate, or a magician, or a villain, etc.? Last year the oldest asked me to make him a Thor costume for his birthday, but he wanted the specific costume from the new movie. I told him Nana was a seamstress not a blacksmith. He settled for a penguin costume, as in The Penguin from Batman. Fortunately, I found a woman's jacket at Goodwill I was able to cut down into a swallowtail tux.

Thank you so much for that link! It's just what I needed. Having the eye and mouth holes and the increases and decreases hit the right spots is what worries me. But, really, all I need are very good measurements of the boys' faces, right? Maybe I should be thinking of this as a good time to try graphing a pattern. Gulp.
nanasaidso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
You probably only need their head sizes, like a hat, except you'd make them the same size or an inch looser, instead of smaller.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
nanasaidso
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Wouldn't I need to know how far apart their eyes are, and how much room between their mouths and their eyes, etc., to make sure the fit is good?
nanasaidso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
mugs
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Batman
I knit a batman mask a few years ago. I just found a hat pattern I like and then improvised the face part. It was hard to find Batman style ski mask because the face is left open. My friend's son wears it all the time since Hallween 2 years ago. I knit the Kitty hat too.

__________________
Margaret
mugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
nanasaidso
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Margaret, those are adorable! This is definitely going to be a learning experience for me as far as getting these sized right so they can see out of them. And, I wish Perry the Platypus wasn't such a particular color.

Marta
nanasaidso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Originally Posted by nanasaidso View Post
Wouldn't I need to know how far apart their eyes are, and how much room between their mouths and their eyes, etc., to make sure the fit is good?
That's probably in the pattern for the right head size anyway.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
mugs
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I know what you mean about the color. I just bought my nephew a Perry Hat at Kohl's. Just find a Hat pattern you are comfortable with for size. Then go from there.
__________________
Margaret
mugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,282
Thanks: 610
Thanked 3,346 Times in 3,030 Posts
Well I think this all sounds very intriguing. Nana, I hope you'll post a photo of the finished costumes. And Margaret, the constumes are cute and very inventive but the children are the best, just adorable!
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ski/face mask pattern????? knitcindy General Knitting 3 10-14-2009 05:02 PM
eye sachet/sleep mask nanababyhats Pattern Central 5 08-04-2009 09:56 AM
DIY Mardi Gras Mask holamiis What'cha Knittin'? 9 02-02-2008 08:58 PM
FO eye mask nsavage What'cha Knittin'? 7 05-30-2007 01:48 AM
Help on Ski Mask/ Stocking Cap knitaholic How-to Questions 6 10-16-2006 08:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 AM.