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« on: February 20, 2008 02:59:23 PM »

A friend of mine decided he wanted a knitted gas mask + hat to wear for winter bike trips to work.  Of course I offered to do it not really thinking about how I'd actually do it.  Months later (after lots of reminding) I finally finished it:

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It fits pretty snug so the wind won't creep in.  He picked the colors.  The mask fits over the hat and is attached with velcro for ease of use.  He also liked the idea of the straps showing, which I wasn't sure about at first, but now think he was right as it does make it look more like a gas mask.  The canister part of the gas mask is supported by plastic canvas.  The hat part of it is from Knitty (Blue Hills).  The mask was done without a pattern, so required lots of measuring of his face.  I'm pretty happy with the result. 

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Brown Sheep Co. Lamb's Pride Bulky (in white and charcoal)
US 10 DPNs and circular (16")
black sew velcro
plastic canvas

Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: February 20, 2008 03:35:14 PM by teriyakimoto - Reason: I desaturated the white in the first pic as it was looking pinkish for some reason. It's now more representative of the color. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008 03:04:36 PM »

Im hittin' this rocks! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008 03:06:08 PM »

unfortunately in some of the pictures it turns out being kind of pink and grey...but when I saw it was white and grey I was like, Ok, that's a little more hardcore. I think that if it was green it would look pretty badass though, and then the black seams and velcros would blend in a little bit more. But overall this is a really cool idea. And practical! I hit this rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008 03:17:53 PM »

That's so neat. I love it how ppl come up with new ideas all the time. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008 03:23:03 PM »

it's so cool. i want one!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008 03:30:55 PM »

Wonderfully weird!  And your friend has really nice eyes. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008 03:32:38 PM »

I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008 03:44:40 PM »

This is freakin' awesome...   Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008 04:56:06 PM »

That is so badass. BADASS. I love this. This rocks.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008 04:58:53 PM »

great!
but not good for toxic gases Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008 05:15:40 PM »

Freakin' fantastic!
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008 06:11:48 PM »

So cool!
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008 07:00:42 PM »

Speaking as someone who has actually been through a gas chamber (I'm an Army vet) that is so cool. It brings back so many memories. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2008 07:47:02 PM »

That is so cool!
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008 09:39:23 PM »

oh my god, im so jelouse..ive been meaning to crochet a gas mask for years!!!!

i want mine to be breen with a long nose though.
you beat me to it....ugh
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008 05:52:13 AM »

wow!  so unique!  i love it!
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008 06:07:51 AM »

That's so freakin' awesome!!

(PS If your friend really ever needs to use it as a gas mask, all you have to do is soak it in vinegar.  It's a poor protester trick....)
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008 08:06:57 AM »

That's so awesome!

My boy would LOVE one of those!
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008 09:26:30 AM »

If there was a way to click the "this rocks" button any harder I'd do it!
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008 09:32:34 AM »

Thanks for the support!  I can't take all the credit.  My buddy Andy had the crazy idea.  It was pretty funny when people would ask me what I was knitting, though.  "Ummmmm.........a gas mask."  Haha.


That's so freakin' awesome!!

(PS If your friend really ever needs to use it as a gas mask, all you have to do is soak it in vinegar.  It's a poor protester trick....)

I let him know, so he is now ready for combat.
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Oh my goodness!!!! can you give me ANY clue on how to make one??? my husband is the gas mask guy for the air force and I sewed him a gas mask plushie but i think the hat and face shield would be awesome!!! he's in Korea for the next year and its 12 degrees there right now... just a lil chilly!


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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2008 11:02:23 AM »

wow, that is so clever! I do some paintings with gas masks in them, (i call them experimental but really I just can't paint very well) and let me tell you! You knit gasmasks better then i draw them!   Shocked Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008 12:33:01 PM »

he's all set for the pink floyd wall animation reenactment (sorry for the dorky comment)
but i have questions:
is there any way for a tutorial or a guide?
did he give feedback about whether it's good for breathing biking hard?
does the mask come off to leave a cool hat?
i cannot think of a single ONE of my bikepunky friends who wouldn't love this!
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(i want to make a pink one for myself!)
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2008 03:33:33 PM »

Holy cow!  Way to improvise, that's an amazing piece of head gear.
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2008 03:40:54 PM »

Hahah I must figure out a way to knit one myself for when DH deploys!  I can just imagine the mayhem the guys will have with that...  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2008 06:32:52 PM »

 Cheesy this is hilarious!  great job!!!
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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2008 07:18:32 PM »

This is beyond awesome.
I would die for the pattern...but I won't because if you ever do give out the pattern or instructions, i wouldn't be able to knit a cool gas mask hat like yours. Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2008 06:39:22 AM »

I didn't keep too much track of  what I was doing as I knitted, but I can give you an idea of how I did it.  As I mentioned before, the back portion (hat) was Blue Hills from Knitty.com.  For the mask, I measured my friend's forehead and added  about an inch and a half for overlap.  I knitted a square for guage to calculate stiches per inch and knitted (stockinette stitch) the amount of stitches to fit my previous measurement.  I just knitted like normal until i reached the row where I needed to start the eyeholes. I figured this out by measuring the distance between where the top of the mask would overlap on the hat to his eyes. Once I got to where the eyeholes should be, I bound off those stitches.  At this point, I separated the stitches into 3 sections and put them onto stitch holders (1 section between the eyes, 1 on each side of the eyes = 2).   By doing this I would knit each section until it got to the row below the eye holes then join them back together on 1 set of needles.  For the top of the eyes I bound off stitches to create the hole, then the bottom of the eye hole I increased to connect the sections again.  After that I measured my friends jaw line and knit until I reached where his jaw sloped.  Then decreased by K2tog at the beginning and end of each row for several rows until I reached the point where the canister would be.  I did use a slight rib or seed stitch (can't remember) at the side for a half inch so the mask wouldn't curl as much until I hit the decreases.  I bound off all stitches.  The canister is basically a rectangle to cover the canvas ring i made.  And the end of the cannister was a rough circle I knitted by matching up about how many stitches to cover.  I stitched those two pieces to the canvas and connected the cannister to the mask by stitching the bottom of the mask to the uncovered end  of the cannister.  The part of the mask connecting to the cannister will not be the entire circumference of the cannister.  Then for finishing  I sewed velcro to the top of the hat and the underside of the mask.  I also folded in the top corners of the mask and sewed those as well. 

I'll try to get some more pics for you guys this weekend to explain some of this.  Please feel free to ask questions!  Maybe I'll try to put together an actual pattern when I have time (maybe spring break?).  I've got too much school and other projects at the moment to do it now.  I'm so glad you all liked it!
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2008 08:59:31 AM »

Knitters are crazy.

This post showed up on three of my daily blogs today. THREE!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/02/knitted_gas_mask.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/knitted_gas_mask_will_keep_you.php
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/02/22/knit-gasmask-hat.html

Of course, they all do sort of feed off of each other, but it just shows how ass-kicking this project is.
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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2008 12:47:28 PM »

That's entirely rad!

I want one now.
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Knitters are crazy.

This post showed up on three of my daily blogs today. THREE!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/02/knitted_gas_mask.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/knitted_gas_mask_will_keep_you.php
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/02/22/knit-gasmask-hat.html

Of course, they all do sort of feed off of each other, but it just shows how ass-kicking this project is.

haha i was just about to link the post on geekologie, but you beat me to it Wink 

awesome.....really really awesome stuff Cheesy  you and your friend should become a design team Wink  LOL
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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2008 10:27:30 AM »

Knitters are crazy.

This post showed up on three of my daily blogs today. THREE!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/02/knitted_gas_mask.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/knitted_gas_mask_will_keep_you.php
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/02/22/knit-gasmask-hat.html

Of course, they all do sort of feed off of each other, but it just shows how ass-kicking this project is.

haha i was just about to link the post on geekologie, but you beat me to it Wink 

awesome.....really really awesome stuff Cheesy  you and your friend should become a design team Wink  LOL

YAY!  I'm famous now!  BTW, more pics are on the way.  I'll should get them posted today.
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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2008 04:51:36 PM »

Oh man oh man I love I love thisssss.
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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2008 10:35:22 PM »

Here are some more pics to give you a better idea of the construction:

Mask Front:


Mask Inside:


Hat Front:


Hope that helps!
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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2009 05:50:46 PM »

Congrats!!

Craftster Best of 2008!

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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2009 05:37:45 PM »

Congrats!!

Craftster Best of 2008!



Yay!!! Thanks!
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« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2009 03:38:29 PM »

This is the greatest thing ever!! Wait until i show my fiance, he would be begging for me to make him one. To bad i cant knit as awesomly as you.
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« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2009 12:38:40 AM »

This is SO. COOL.
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« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2009 08:09:06 AM »

Absolutely AWESOME.  I wish I could make my own patterns like that!
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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2009 04:40:24 PM »

I am so thinking about making one for my little brother...It takes a special kind of guy to wear a knitted gas mask...
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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2009 09:02:57 PM »

great idea very unique although it looks weird, but nice job Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2009 08:09:26 AM »

I want one! Perfect for those cold mornings when I have to get up early and shovel!
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« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2010 07:34:48 AM »

This is AMAZING! definatly one of my favorite projects
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« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2010 07:45:25 AM »


This is so great. Cheesy

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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2010 02:27:52 PM »

OMG!!! that is AWESOME! im gonna try to crochet one! Cheesy
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« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2010 11:15:17 AM »

Amazing.
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Ha!ha! That is great! I love it!
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