Exploring the Balaklava
In recent years, the balaclava has transitioned from a humble, utilitarian accessory to a winter fashion essential. Whether you're out for a day of sledding or commuting into the office, our collection of balaclavas has something for everyone, ranging in style from whimsical to modern and understated. As the weather starts to cool down, this is the perfect time to get a head start on winter accessories!
The Knit Striped Balaclava worked in Bernat Pop! gives you an on-trend gradient effect, with no extra ends to weave in. This balaclava is worked in stocking stitch with garter stitch accents, and is finished with simple shaping. A slouchy fit and slightly oversized crown mean that you don't have to compromise warmth while maintaining your coiffure. This hat knits up quickly, and is a great gift for anyone who appreciates being both cozy AND stylish!
Thanks to the amazing shade range available in Red Heart Super Saver, these character balaclavas can be customized to suit any child. Finished with contrasting i-cord edging and oversized pompoms, these hats prove that winter doesn't have to be dull! They can be styled with the opening either under the chin or over the nose, allowing you to be one step ahead of the elements. These fun hats are a great gift idea, and are a sure-fire hit at craft sales.
This crochet balaclava is an updated version of the classic accessory. It is sized for the whole family, and is the perfect hat for a day of fun in the snow! Crochet short rows form the clever shaping, and back-loop stitches create a well-defined ribbing. The sleek fit of this cowl makes it incredibly easy to wear; it's streamlined enough to wear as a helmet line, but is stylish enough to make it a focal point of your fashionable winter ensemble!
If you're not ready to take the plunge into balaclavas, but could use an accessory that helps you combat the elements, our BalaCOWLa might be the solution for you! Worked in a similar manner to a traditional hat and cowl set, these two accessories are stitched together to give you maximum warmth with a more relaxed style. The deeply-textured stitch is easily worked up, and is accented by generous ribbing to help keep you warm and snug. Caron Simply Soft's stitch definition shines here, showing off all of your hard work.