Nessie Balaclava

Who knew that being swallowed up by a sea monster could be so much fun? This balaclava is a warm and silly alternative to a winter hat.  The stretchy extended single-crochet stitch pattern allows the close-fitting neck to be pulled over the head.

Designer Brenda K. B. Anderson

Finished Size 18 (19, 201/2, 22)” circumference at widest point (just above and below the face opening), 13 (14, 151/4, 163/4)” neck circumference. Neck will stretch for up to 6″ more. Sample shown measures 201/2″. Sized to fit child (teen, adult small, adult medium).

Yarn Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100% pure new wool; 210 yd [192 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #77110 navy (MC), 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins; #77115 new denim (CC1) and #00240 leaf green (CC2), 1/2 skein; small amount of each of the foll: #00201 winter white (CC3), #00226 black (CC4), and #77615 yellow (CC5).

Hook Sizes H/8 (5 mm) for all sizes, and F/5 (3.75 mm) for sizes 18 (19)”, and G/6 (4 mm) for sizes 201/2 (22)”. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions St markers (m) and/or safety pins; yarn needle; sewing pins; small amount of polyester fiberfill to stuff eyes.

Gauge Rnds 1-5 of balaclava on larger hook = 33/4″ diameter.


Nessie Balaclava Front Nessie Balaclava Close
Nessie Balaclava Wrong Side




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