The balaclava has been around for centuries, but it has never been more fashionable than it is now. It is one of this season’s biggest must haves. Balaclava knitting patterns combine both a hat and collar. These winter accessories are ideal for keeping the head and neck warm while staying stylish.
15 balaclava knitting patterns below for children and adults.
1. Snowboarding Mask Knit Balaclava Pattern by WoolmagicByMila
This Balaclava Ski Mask is warm and the ideal accessory for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.
It is an easy balaclava knitting pattern that you can knit up in just a few evenings. The pattern is for adult size only. You will need 2 skeins of Lina yarn and US Size 10 (6 mm) 16” circular knitting needle, US Size 8 (5 mm) 16” circular knitting needle, US Size 6 (4 mm) 16” circular needle, and double pointed needles.
2. Knitted Balaclava Pattern by Rukeknit
Wear this warm and cozy knit balaclava and keep warm and toasty on those cold winter days. It has a pearl rib stitch pattern that makes the hat comfy and stretch. The pattern is perfect for both children and adults.
The I Knit Balaclava is a short and quick project. It is worked from the bottom up and can be finished in a weekend. The pattern includes sizes small, medium, large, and x-large.
3. Tromso Hoodie Free Balaclava Knitting Pattern from Slow Knitwear
Are you new to knitting? This chunky and warm balaclava would be a great project to start. The free balaclava knitting pattern is easy to follow. It uses big needles, so small mistakes won’t show.
The hat is knit on US 10 (6 mm) circular needles. The finished balaclava will measure 15.75 inches long x 20.47 inches wide.
4. Snowboarding Mask Knit Balaclava Pattern by LizzyLoopKnits
This knitted balaclava ski mask pattern is super soft and chunky. Everyone that sees it and feels it will want one. The eye opening ranges from a small slit across to a wide opening for your goggles.
You will need bulky yarn and size US 10 (6 mm) knitting needles. The pattern is easily customised for size.
5. Classic Balaclava Knitting Pattern by SudOrange
Here is a balaclava knitting pattern that is for beginners and experienced knitters. It has a simple design that is easy to knit. Included with this pattern is a video link. The pattern is easy to read, and actions are shown in order.
6. Balaclava Knitting In 4 Hours Pattern by AnotherHatBag
If you are looking for a balaclava knitting pattern that has style, check out this pattern. The balaclava is thick and textured. A seasoned knitter can complete this pattern in as little as 4 hours.
All you need to complete this pattern are 10 mm or 9 mm knitting needles, yarn in 7,055 oz. (200 gr), a large eye needle, and scissors.
7. Winter Jolly Free Balaclava Knitting Pattern by DROPS Designs
How cute is this Winter Holly hat? It is perfect for winter and especially Christmas. Knit this balaclava knitting pattern using red yarn and add a white pom pom to make a Santa hat.
Included in the pattern are instructions for sizes 3/5 years, 6/9 years, and 10/12 years.
8. Knit Balaclava Pattern by DaynaScolesDesigns
Here is a cute balaclava with a fun pom pom. It is the perfect way to stay stylish and keep warm. You can even roll the bottom up and wear it like a pom pom hat.
The balaclava is knit on a Knifty Knitter loom. It uses approximately 225-250 yards of a bulky weight yarn. The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.
9. Simple Chunky Knitted Balaclava Pattern by madmonkeyknits
Here is a simple chunky balaclava knitting pattern. It is a quick knit that creates a unisex hat.
It can be knitted in any chunky/Aran thickness yarn of your choice on 5 mm needles. The pattern includes full instructions for 4 sizes XS (baby), S (child), M (woman), and L (man).
10. The GIA Balaclava Knitting Pattern by FFFabuknits
This balaclava can be worn as a ski mask, rolled brim, or slouch hat. It is a unisex design that is stretchy, soft, and comfortable.
The easy balaclava knitting pattern includes written instructions and links to all materials needed. The finished hat will fit an average teen and adult.
11. Easy Knitted Balaclava Pattern by Mirabellabyceyda
Keep warm and stand out in the crowd with this balaclava. This stylish balaclava knitting pattern is ideal for anyone who wants warmth and comfort without completely covering their face.
The finished balaclava will fit sizes small, medium, and large. It is a beginner to an intermediate level pattern that can be completed within 7-12 hours.
12. Cat Ear Knit Balaclava Pattern by pixiebell
This fun and whimsical balaclava features pointed cat-like ears. When you wear this hat there is no doubt you will stand out. make sure to knit a matching cat hat for your furry friend.
This balaclava knitting pattern is recommended for an intermediate to advanced knitter. You will need knowledge of basic stitches, how to increase, knit in the round on circular needles, and how to pick up stitches. This hat is designed to fit the average 20–23 inch adult and teen head.
13. Jackyl & Hide Knitted Balaclava Pattern by SAS Knits Again
Walking your children around on Halloween can get a bit chilly. Instead of freezing, keep warm and join in the fun with this spooky balaclava. The pattern was inspired by Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Make sure to knit pumpkins to match your halloween themed balaclava.
The finished balaclava will stretch to comfortably fit a neck size up to 22 inches. It is 19 inches long and 16.75 inches in circumference around the face.
14. Textured Unisex Knit Balaclava Pattern by madmonkeyknits
This 4 Ply textured unisex balaclava hat was designed to provide lots of protection from the weather. Yet, it is light and comfortable to wear. It is knit using one round rib, one round knit. This simple pattern gives it a wonderful textured look.
The balaclava is knit with 4 ply yarn. It has a long neck for extra warmth. The pattern provides full written instructions for 3 sizes S (child), M (teen/woman), and L (man).
15. Winter Knitted Balaclava Hat Pattern by bestpatternsever
It can be hard to dress your child in the winter. They always want to take their hats and scarf off. This pattern is perfect for children. Just slide it on and you are ready to go.
The hat part is knit flat, the neck part is knit in the round. You will need DK/light worsted yarn, knitting needles to obtain the gauge, a darning needle, and one stitch marker. The pattern includes sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-5 years, and 5 years plus.
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Do you enjoy getting outside and playing in the snow? Or do you live somewhere where the air is unbearably cold? If so, stay warm this winter with a handmade knitted balaclava.
It can be hard to find a balaclava in a store that doesn’t look like a ski mask. If you want a unique and fashionable head-warmer, work up one or more of these balaclava knitting patterns.