Last month I did the "Bulky Crocheted Ski Mask" and it was very very tight on me. I thought I'd try another ski mask pattern in the leaflet to see if I could get a better result. This is called "Crocheted Ski Mask or Cuffed Hat" and uses four ounces of worsted weight yarn and J hook.
It has a gauge that I was a little short on and instead of using a bigger hook I decided to make the large size.
This worked fine. It's a very simple (boring) pattern that's done top down and has no decreases at the bottom. You can see in the photo that it just goes straight down. I don't have a problem with that but if you don't add a scarf the wind could easily blow right up the bottom of the mask. I used one of my favorite discontinued yarns; Deborah Norville Premier in a color that comes pretty close to the one in the leaflet.
I'll give this a 4.5 out of 5 just because it's so open at the bottom I'm not sure it how it work in it's ski mask form.
What should I do for 2023?
There are only a couple of months left of the year and I'm starting to think about what I should do next year for this blog. 2022 was the year of the hat. What should 2023 be? I could just keep doing hats. I don't have a shortage of vintage hat patterns. I thought about doing bags, purses, tote bags, etc. I don't know if I could do one a week though. Potholders? I have tons of patterns for potholders. Let me know if you have ideas!
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.