Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Balaclava for Kids

This balaclava is sized for kids, and helps keep the chill off their neck, ears, and head.

Designed by: Melynda Pomeroy


16” circular US 7 needles

Approximately 110 yards worsted weight yarn

Stitch Marker

Tapestry needle


Cast on 72 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Mark the beginning of round.

Knit 2, purl 2 around, then continue this rib pattern until work measures 6”

Face Opening:

Round 1: Maintain rib for 24 stitches, then bind off 24 stitches, rib the remaining 24 stitches.

Round 2: Maintain rib for 24 stitches, cast on 24 stitches, rib remaining 24 stitches.

Maintain established rib (ribbing the newly cast on stitches above the face opening as well) for 3-3½” or as long as needed to fit the intended wearer.


Knit 7, knit 2 together around

Knit 6, Knit 2 together around

Continue in this manner, knitting one less stitch before the decrease every round. When you have 6 stitches remaining, break yarn and pull through live stitches.

Weave in ends.

1 comment:

  1. Hello. Could you give me an idea of what age/size child this balaclava would fit, please?