Monday, October 31, 2005



The helmet pattern has evolved substantially into a convertible cap. Can be worn with mask over or under the nose. On not-so-frigid days the mask can be stuffed into the hat and worn with the brim folded a little further down.

I've dubbed it the SKI-MET (Ski hat and helmet in one). It's basically a K2P2 ribbed watch cap knit with heavy worsted wool (slightly itchy). The mask was added by picking up stitches, 1 inch prior to the hat fold, for one row in the light green to match the hat. Then switching to a (non-itchy) Wool ease (sport) for the rest of the mask. Ribbed down for 1 inch and binded off for the face opening. Then on the next row, casted on the same number as bound off stitches and continued ribbing until it was long enough to cover the neck.

I noticed the seam between the ski cap and helmet would show and the brim would have to be manually folded each time it was worn. So I sewed the cap to the helmet about 1/4 inch below where the stitches were picked up. Now the SKI-MET has a nice fold at the brim.

Since a hat is worn tilted up above the brow as opposed to a helmet that is worn without tilting. You will notice the extra fabric gathering in the back of the neck. I'm going to leave the pattern this way since the neck will be kept warm when it is bent forward to roll all those snowballs. ;-)

Now I just have to weave in the ends and I'm done.

Name: SKI-MET (convertible ski hat and helmet mask)
Designer: BGK_PAL
Pattern Source: My own
Yarn: Color A: Unknown, possibly Reynolds Candide heavy worsted - Bright green tweed with muli color specks. Color B: Lion Brand - Wool Ease Sport-"Forest Heather" Green
Yarn Source: My Stash
Needle Size: US 8 with light green, US 7 with Forest Green
Date Completed: 10/31/05
Evolved from a helmet pattern
Pattern posted 5-2008

i would love to get the helmet pattern you used to make this one...
BGK_PAL, Awesome! My boyfriend is a bricklayer and bald, so this is the perfect thing for him to wear when working outside on cold winter mornings. May I get the pattern for this as well? Please contact me at mthutchings at gmail dot com to let me know. Thank you!
Hi Auggie and EAP Singapore:

Let me see if I can come up with a quick written pattern to post.

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