Next up we have the Crocheted Bulky Ski Mask. This is the fourth one I've made out of the leaflet and they've all gone pretty well. Will this go as well as the others? Let's find out.
This uses bulky yarn and a size K hook so I thought this would be pretty easy and fast to do. There is a gauge again which is awesome and I matched it with the Red Heart Gemstone I found on clearance. I used some scraps of bulky weight for the contrast colors around the face. The pattern also has three sizes and I made the small size.
This is a pretty simple pattern that's worked top down. From the picture I thought the contrast colors would only be around the eye opening but they are worked all the way around. My contrast colors were gray and a variegated reddish color. The gray kind of blends in the with the main color but the red pops out more. The only difference on the sizes for medium and large was one more round of increases at the top and a few additional rows to make it longer. I wanted to use up the rest of the scraps I had so I switched back to those for the bottom rows of the ski mask.
As this was working up I started to think that maybe the small wasn't the best choice on the size. One more round of increases would have made a little less constricting. In the photo below it looks like it fits until you notice how my nose is poking out between the stitches. This hat was very tight. Definitely a kid size. Aside from the sizing issue though this is pretty easy to make. I don't love the color of the yarn I used for the main color but it was surprisingly difficult to find bulky weight yarn that wasn't velvety or some other novelty type.
I'm giving this a 3.5 out of 5. It doesn't fit and their sizing directions don't seem like they'd make much difference between the large and the medium. It is an easy pattern and could easily be used as a starting point for anyone who wanted to adjust it to fit other sizes so it's not a total loss.
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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.