Stay Warm this Winter with my Free Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern

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My children asked me to make them new Ski Masks yesterday so I decided to write up a new free Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern. This Ski Mask is crocheted in medium weight [4] yarn with a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. If you would prefer a bulky weight ski hat please see this free pattern: Warm Winter Ski Hat Pattern


Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern

Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet Sizes up to Adult Large

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart with Love 7 oz (198 g) and 370 yds (338 m). 100% acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not over dry.
  • Colors: 1 skein in Iced Aqua – E400_1502 (for Darla’s Hat) or Navy – E400_1801 (for Andrew’s Hat)
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I). I used this hook.
  • Finished Project Yardage: Adult:  g / yds for sample size (Child).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

See sizes listed in the pattern below.

Gauge

Approximately 2 rounds per inch and 3 sts per inch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Back Bump of the Chain. The following image shows where the back bump of the chain is located. Working into this loop gives your project more stretch. For this pattern we will work dc stitches into the back bump. The image is taken from another free pattern where we worked sc stitches instead.

back-bumps of starting chain

Notes

  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • My children prefer and are wearing the longer version of the winter ski mask. They like to have the extra fabric to tuck into the neck of their jackets to keep them super warm and snuggly. I have included a shorter version option which will fall above the neckline of the jacket, in the instructions below.

For any of my hat patterns that I have started with a double magic ring (see this tutorial) you can just as easily crochet a regular magic ring or begin by crocheting a chain-3 and slip stitch to join to the first chain to form a ring and then work your stitches directly into that ring.

 

 

Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern Instructions

Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet 1

6 mos – 12 months Hat

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference. To fit 18″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

R7: Rep R6.

R8: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 16 sts, ch 18, sk 18 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 16 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

R9: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 16 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 18 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 16 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

*For the short version stop after R15*.

R10-R19*: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

12 mos – 24 months Hat

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference. To fit 19″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

R7-R8: Rep R6.

R9: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts, ch 20, sk 20 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [34]

R10: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 20 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

*For the short version stop after R16*.

R11-R20*: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Toddler (3-5 years) Hat

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference. To fit 20″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

R7-R9: Rep R6.

R10: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 18 sts, ch 22, sk 22 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 18 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 18 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 22 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 18 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

*For the short version stop after R19*.

R12-R24*:  Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Child (7-10 years) Hat

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference. To fit 21″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R7-R10: Rep R6.

R11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts, ch 22, sk 22 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]

R12: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 22 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

*For the short version stop after R20*.

R13-R25*: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Small Adult (Teen) Hat

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference. To fit 22″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R8-R10: Rep R7.

R11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts, ch 24, sk 24 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40]

R12: Ch 3,  1 dc in each of the next 20 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 24 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

*For the short version stop after R24*.

R13-R30*: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Medium Adult (Woman) Hat

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference. To fit 23″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R8-R10: Rep R7.

R11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 21 sts, ch 24, sk 24 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 21 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [42]

R12: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 21 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 24 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 21 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

*For the short version stop after R25*.

R13-R31*: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Large Adult (Men) Hat

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 24″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [70]

R7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [70]

R8-R11: Rep R7.

R12:  Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 22 sts, ch 26, sk 26 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 22 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

R13: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 22 sts, 1 dc in the back bump of each of the next 26 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 22 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [70]

*For the short version stop after R26*.

R14-R32*: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [70]

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Beginner Winter Ski Mask Pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet

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  1. Hi Jo, My ski mask patterns only have the one hole for the eyes but it does stretch easily to allow eyes to chin to be free of the mask. I do not have one that only covers the nose and leaves the eyes and mouth free though. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Do you have a pattern for a ski mask, with the eye and mouth holes? I want it in sc or hdc.

  3. Hi Kim, I’m happy it was helpful for you! 🙂 My children love them when it is snowy and windy too. Good luck this weekend with the weather! Rhondda

  4. Thank you! I am still a beginner and I found this pattern easy to follow. We are forecasted to get a doozy of a storm this weekend so I whipped this up in one evening. My 9 year old hates snow on her face but loves playing on it. We are good to go now!

  5. Hi Morgan, That’s because R5 only works the instructions between the asterisks 10 times to increase 10 stitches that round. Then you work 1 st in each remaining st around. The total number of stitches is 58 for this hat. If you make it 60 you will increase the hat circumference by almost a full inch in size.

    Here’s the round you are asking about:

    R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

    Hope this helps, Rhondda

  6. I’m working on the toddler hat and after rows 5 I’m getting 60 stitches, not 58. All the other rows are right up until that point. I got to round 10 before I realized, took it out to row 5 but since everything else is right I was just going to do 19 dc 22 chains 19 dc for row 10 instead. Do you think that will work?

  7. Can this be mad in hdc? My little one loves to be outside when it’s winter but it gets so cold here I’m wondering if the smaller stitches would keep him warmer

  8. Thanx for the pattern. Needing it in San Diego county California as it’s been in the mid 30s @ Ozark 39 am, & had to purchase a very dusty ice scraper @ auto parts store,.
    Plus, this is so much cuter than the paper masks from Kaiser. Bless you♥️

  9. Hi Judy, I apologize. Yes there should be a chain 3 at the beginning of the rounds. We don’t count it or work into it but it should still be there to build up the height we need to work the next round. I’m off to update the post. Thank you for letting me know so I could correct this! Rhondda

  10. so after rnd 8 to 10 there is no more ch 3 at the beg of
    nxt rnds?

  11. Thank you very much
    Merci beaucoup, je trouve ce modèle très pratique.

    Jo

  12. Hi Heather, If it is too difficult don’t worry too much – just make those chain stitches a bit looser the next time you make that section and work into one loop of each chain only (like you would regularly). By making the chains looser (even switching to a larger hook to make them would work) it should give it that little bit of extra stretch so it doesn’t get tight in that section. We all have a tendency to chain a bit tight on projects (I’m terrible on big sections like for blankets – I tend to tighten up automatically because it looks messy otherwise) but that makes that bit shorter than the other rows and doesn’t give it that stretch the rest of the rows have. So try using a larger hook for the chains and that might be enough so you don’t have to try to figure out that back bump for this project. Or use a larger hook and then try the back bump – it might give you that extra bit of looseness getting under the loop needs. Thank you for trying the pattern 🙂 Rhondda

  13. Thanks for reply. I tried that back stitch dc on those 20 chain at least 5 times and it was so difficult. However I am almost done but seem to have lost one stitch somewhere in that round. I will try another hat. This one made for 12 months.

  14. Hi Jeanene, They are handy hats to have around for those cold days! I’m so happy you are going to use the pattern for the Hat and Mitten Tree at your church! The Church where we did Music Classes for the past 9 years had a tree each year too for this purpose and I think it is a fantastic idea. Thank you for making hats for people who need them to stay warm. I was planning on having a few in my car to hand to people who might need them in the city when we go grocery shopping. We often see people with signs asking for change here in the colder months and I was thinking of making up some care packages to have on hand. Your comment reminded me! Bless you for your kindness and your message! xo Rhondda

  15. Hi Heather, only the ones worked into the chain stitches for the hat. It just gives it a little more stretch when we work those chain stitches. All the other dc stitches are worked regularly for the whole hat 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  16. This looks like the perfect hat for kids who love to play outside. They can stay out longer and Mom doesn’t have to worry about their faces. I can also see grown men shoveling snow with less fear of frostbite to their faces. I am definitely going to make some for our “Hat and Mitten ( we have added socks) Tree” at church to give to children and adults who need them.