Panda Ski Mask – Free Pattern

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The Running Yarn


This is the perfect accessory for the mischief-maker in your life, even if that person is you! When wearing this cuddly face warmer on the ski slopes, no one will mistake you for someone else. Great for costumes parties or for every day use, whichever you prefer.


Level: Intermediate

Size: Fits most adults

Circumference (unstretched): 20 inches
Length (Short): 17.5 inches (shown in picture)
Length (Long): 21.5 inches

Yarns:

Caron Simply Soft [100% acrylic; worsted weight 4ply; 315 yd per 170g skein]; 1 skein each color
[MC] White
[CC] Black

Needles:

1 16-inch US #9 / 6 mm circular needle
1 set US #9 / 6 mm double-pointed needles
6 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 17 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in pattern


Pattern Notes:

There are two lengths for this mask. The short version, shown in the picture, ends just below the chin to…

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Free Pattern: Knit Fisherman Ribbed Hipster Hat

Fisherman Hat Instruction Page

Classy Crochet

One day (like, back in December-when-it-was-still-cold one day), as I was trawling across Pinterest like I do, I came across this pin:

The caption of the pin read: “DIY Incredible Knitted Mustard Hat – Super Easy and Awesome”.  Ooh!  I thought.  Super easy awesome free knitted hat pattern!  So I clicked it.  The link took me here: a fashion design blog written in French, with beautiful designs, gorgeous handmade products for sale, and nary a knitting pattern in sight.

So, being the masochist that I am, I decided to figure out the pattern by myself.  It couldn’t be that hard, right?  Just some sort of rib with a wide wale, and a huge pompom on top?

As my not-so-subtle leading question would imply, with any pattern I attempt to replicate, the project took me many, many, many evenings of researching knitted rib patterns, figuring out how they work in…

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