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Friday, February 4, 2011

Ski Mask Hats

Easy & Quick Ski Mask 

This pattern is for an adult size loom:


  • Wrap and knit 10 rows, then fold over to make a thin brim.
  • Continue wrapping until you have about 9 inches of "hat".
  • From the first peg, 'apple berry' off 10 pegs. (to tie off, move or decrease posts. Lift post A (apple) and move post B (berry) over to post A. Then place post A back on top. Knit over. Decrease or tie off complete!)
  • Continue by wrapping and knitting 4 rows, back and forth, of the remaining pegs.
  • Purl the next row all the way around....leaving just one wrap on the 10 pegs that were bound off.
  •  Purl two more rows all the way around.
  • Finish off the hat with 6 inches of the top cap portion and take off as usual!
Update...after several requests, here's our video! Hope it helps :)

YouTube ~ Our Ski Hat Idea

11 comments:

  1. What does "Apple Berry" Mean??

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  2. what is apple berry? i dont understand?

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  3. Oooops, guess we should have clarified that! :)
    It is a term that we heard early on....just the use of 'apple' and berry' instead of 'A' and 'B' when referring to posts.
    When you Apple Berry something, you pick up from two posts (A & B) and move A over to B and replace B on top, knit over. You repeat this process until you have the desired pegs clear.
    Shawls can also be Apple Berried off!
    Sorry for the confusion!!! :)

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  4. I'm still confused. New to the world of looms. Trying to make a ski mask and don't understand the mechanics. I'm ready to start the hole , but the apple berry stitch is confusing. Do I do the stitch as normal for 'a' & 'b' and then move what's left over to b, or do I move the 'pullover' piece directly over to b? It feels really tight and awkward. Help?! Lol

    Becky

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    1. Hi Becky!
      Soooo sorry for the delay in getting back to you! (out of town)
      Anyway, we got your question. From what I'm reading, you should move the stitch over to 'b'....the idea is to get these posts tied off, so they don't run, and then be able to go back and forth to do the back portion of the hat.
      Without seeing your hat, in our experience when there is a really tightening of stitch going on, then the 'a' has been put directly on top of the neighboring post. It needs to go under its neighbor and then knitted over. Hope this helps....we may get a video done of this one day!!! :)

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  5. can you make a youtube video to show us how to do this please

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  6. An easier way to describe this "Apple Berry" process is to move the stitch on peg B to peg A, knit off, then move the remaining stitch back to peg B.

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    1. Thanks DT!!!!
      Yes, that's why we say Apple and Berry, just to help avoid any misunderstanding...A=Apple and B=Berry :)

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  7. Is it possible that you will be making a video of this? I, for some reason, cannot follow a written pattern for the life of me, but the videos are instantly clear. I have a little girl with asthma at home who would be ecstatic to not have to wrap a scarf around her face anymore! I plan to give it a shot either way! Thank you!

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  8. Regardless of it all this apple berry. This was the first mask I found and I'm so confused on your explanation of it all. Need better detailed steps. This pattern can not be followed by anyone from the comments left.

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  9. Fantastic pattern! Used the 36 peg loom to make them for my great nephews. They love them and thanked me for the warm faces last winter :) Working on more for my Christmas grab bag (I fill a bag with hats, gaiters, facemasks, and mittens and let the kids pick theirs out)

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