Are you ready for another penguin design? This adorable Penguin Ski Mask is based on a pattern I made for all my children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. It was also a great seller at winter craft shows. Worked in back loops only, it creates a built-in ribbing to give the hat some stretch. The simple construction means the ski mask can be made in an evening, probably with colors you already have in your stash.
Worsted weight yarn:
100 yards black
10 yards white
3 yards yellow
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 9 sc = 2″
Ski mask has built-in stretch due to working in BLO ribbing and fits 2-5-year-old child. Approximately 15” circumference and 8.5” tall.
NOTE: Entire piece is worked in BLO to make ribbing.
Row 1: With black yarn, ch 35, hdc in 2nd ch, hdc across to last st, sl st in last st (33 hdc, 1 sl st).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 30 sts, sl st in next st, leave last 3 sts unworked.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc in next 30 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 30 sts, hdc in sl st of Row 3, hdc in next 2 sts of Row 3, sl st in last st of Row 3:
Rows 6-16: Repeat pattern of Rows 2-5 until you have 16 rows. Fasten off black.
Row 17: Attach white yarn, ch 1, turn, hdc in next 15 sts. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 18-24: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Fasten off white yarn at end of Row 24.
Return to Row 16 and sk 5 sts from lower face.
Row 17: Attach black yarn in 6th st from lower face in Row 16. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc, hdc in sl st of previous row, hdc in next 2 hdc of previous row, sl st in last st. Continue working in pattern for upper face.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc across.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc across, sl st in last st.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc across.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, hdc up to last 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc across.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, hdc across, sl st in last st.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc across. Ch 5, sl st in Row 24 of lower face. Fasten off black.
Row 25: Return to lower face and attach black yarn at Row 24. Ch 1, turn, hdc in 15 hdc, hdc in 5 ch, hdc in 10 hdc, hdc in same st as sl st, hdc in 2 hdc of previous row, sl st in last st.
Rows 26-41: Repeat Rows 2-5 until you have 41 rows in total, ending at top of hat. Do not fasten off yarn.
Turn to work around top edge. Work sc dec around the top edge (10 sc). Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc tog 5 times (5 sc).
Fasten off yarn leaving 12” length. Use Ultimate Finish to close top: Cut yarn leaving 6” length.
Using yarn needle, pick up outer lp of each st in the last rnd. Pull tight.
YouTube Tutorial: Ultimate Finish
With right sides tog, sew back seam.
Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rounds throughout.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts (4 sc).
Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, sc in next st* twice (6 sc).
Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, sc in next st* 3 times (9 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 6” length.
Sew beak centered on lower face.
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