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Convertible Knit Balaclava | Free Online Knitting Pattern

*Available free in online format for a limited time!

KNITTING PATTERN: Derived from an existing design concept, our Convertible Knit Balaclava Pattern is a knitted rendition of Poppy Shop's popular 2-in-1 Balaclava crochet design. Effortlessly switching between a snug hat and a shielding balaclava, this adaptable winter essential caters to all chilly escapades. Prioritizing both comfort and functionality, this pattern guarantees warmth and style throughout the season. 

SKILL LEVEL: Moderate 

SIZES: Unisex child-adult XL.

Child: Finished hat circumference 16.8" {43cm}

Teen: Finished hat circumference 18.4" {47cm}

Small: Finished hat circumference 19.2" {49cm}

Medium: Finished hat circumference 20" {51cm}

Large: Finished hat circumference 20.8" {53cm}

X-Large: Finished hat circumference 21.6"{55cm} 

NEEDLES: 4.5mm 16" circulars (or needle size that achieves the correct gauge) and double pointed needles of the same size (for the crown portion) and needle sizes one size smaller (4mm) for all ribbed portions. 

YARN: Approximately 135 (195, 235, 260, 310, 355) yards of worsted weight. 

GAUGE: 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4” {10cm} in stockinette worked in the round. 


  • Scissors

  • Stitch markers

  • Measuring tape

  • Tapestry needle


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