Every single day in the last month knitters have been coming in The Knit Cafe looking for supplies to make a balaclava. Why are we so obsessed?
Surely not all of us have been watching Audrey Hepbourne looking ever glamourous wearing her Balaclava in Charades? So how does one explain this Balaclava-mania?
A hat and a cowl combined might be a very practical accessory but it really has not been in vogue for the last few decades. So why now? There is no way of knowing but like most things these days the rise in popularity of the balaclava may be due to the pandemic. A warm and wooly covering to tightly envelope your head and neck is the embodiment of emotional armor we need at this moment. The balaclava is a bit of cozy reassurance that we can take with us when we leave the protection of our at-home-bubbles.
Here are some balaclava patterns that have caught my eye
- MIKA Hood – made with a thick yarn like Drops Andes or Wish
- Bug Hood by Rowsknitwear seems to be very popular
- Exhale Balaclava would look great in Alpachino Merino
- Gatan Balaclava by Temple of Knit in made from Knitting for Olive Merino and Silk Mohair
- This one is really unique – check out the Romvi Balaclava
…and now some Crocheted Balaclavas
- Housedesign Let’s Boogie Balaclava
- Crocheted Ribbed Balaclava for Adults – Free!
- Super Easy and Beginner Friendly Crochet Balaclava Tutorial – it’s a video
For the Kids
- Knitting For Olive’s Baby Bear Balaclava
- StyleMeCozy has a whole selection of patterns in super chunky yarns
- Knitting Tutorial Video – Balaclava for Kids
- Elf Pixie Balaclava in DK
Will you be next to jump on the Balaclava Bandwagon? It is so tempting!