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Derry Baclava baby knitting pattern easy

Derry balaclava with ears (3-9 month) free pattern

Welcome to the cozy world of knitting, where we celebrate the timeless art of creating warm and snug garments for the littlest members of our families. Today, I’m excited to introduce you to a delightful knitting pattern known as the “Derry Balaclava.” This adorable and fluffy baby balaclava is not only a joy to knit but also a perfect way to keep your little one warm during those chilly days.

In this post, I’ll dive into the enchanting world of the Derry Balaclava knitting pattern, exploring its unique features, the materials you’ll need, and the step-by-step instructions to create this precious accessory. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or just starting out, this pattern is designed to be accessible and rewarding, making it an ideal project for crafters of all skill levels.

So, grab your knitting needles, your favorite yarn, and let’s embark on a knitting journey to create a fluffy and warm baby balaclava that’s sure to keep your little bundle of joy cozy and stylish.

Before starting to knit an ombre toddler hat, I recommend you to look at the hat size chart I created.

When it comes to keeping our little ones snug and warm, we all know that every piece of clothing plays a crucial role. One often-overlooked gem in the world of baby apparel is the baby balaclava. You might be wondering, “What exactly is a baby balaclava, and why is it such a fantastic choice for keeping our infants comfortable and warm?” In this blog post, we’ll unravel the cozy mystery behind baby balaclavas and discover why they’re a must-have for your baby’s wardrobe.

What Is a Baby Balaclava?

A baby balaclava, often simply called a “baby balaclava,” is a close-fitting, knitted or fabric head covering that extends to cover the neck, as well. It is designed to keep your little one’s head and neck warm, providing extra protection during cold and windy weather. This adorable and functional accessory typically has openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth, allowing your baby to see, breathe, and eat comfortably. Baby balaclavas come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials, making them a versatile choice for different weather conditions and fashion preferences.

The Cozy Comfort of Baby Balaclavas

So, why should you consider adding a baby balaclava to your baby’s wardrobe? Here are some compelling reasons:

1. Full-Head Coverage

One of the primary advantages of a baby balaclava is that it provides complete head and neck coverage. This means that your baby’s sensitive areas are shielded from harsh winds, cold temperatures, and even the sun’s rays. It’s like a warm, protective cocoon for your little one.

2. Versatility

Baby balaclavas are incredibly versatile. They can be made from various materials, from cozy knits to breathable cotton, ensuring that you can find the perfect one for different weather conditions. Whether it’s a chilly winter day or a breezy autumn afternoon, a baby balaclava can be customized to suit the season.

3. Easy to Wear

Putting a baby balaclava on your infant is a breeze. The openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth make it comfortable for your baby to wear, and you won’t have to worry about it falling off or causing discomfort. It’s a practical and fuss-free way to keep your baby warm.

4. Style and Cuteness

Baby balaclavas are not just about warmth and comfort; they also add an adorable touch to your baby’s outfit. With a variety of colors and patterns available, you can choose a baby balaclava that matches your little one’s wardrobe and showcases their personality.

5. Safety

As we all know, keeping small items like mittens and scarves on a wriggly baby can be challenging. Baby balaclavas eliminate the need for separate items like hats and scarves, reducing the risk of loose accessories that could pose a choking hazard.

In conclusion, a baby balaclava is a fantastic addition to your baby’s wardrobe. It’s not only a practical choice for keeping your little one warm and comfortable, but it also adds an extra layer of style to their adorable outfits. Whether you’re preparing for winter’s chill or protecting your baby from the sun’s rays on a summer day, a baby balaclava is a versatile and safe option that every parent should consider. So, embrace the warmth, comfort, and cuteness that a baby balaclava can bring to your baby’s life!

Knitting materials

  • Yarn: 1 skein  YarnArt Fur Yarn 50 g. and merino yarn about 50 m. from Drops.
  • 5 mm straight and circular needles;
  • 1 tapestry needle for finishing;
  • Scissors;
  • Measuring tape.


  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • kfb – Knitting in the front and back
  • K2tog – knit two stitches together.

Baby balaclava size:

High – 34 cm.

Width – 24 cm.

Fits 3 – 9 month


10 x 10 cm/4” x 4”= 10 sts x 11 rows

You can also read how to get it raight.

Baby baclava with ears

Knitting 2 pieces of balaclava’s neck:

CO (cast on) 15 stitches.
1-3-5-7 rows: knit 
2-4-6-8 rows: purl
Make two identhical pieces.

Join in rounds:

1-6 rounds: knit

Again start working in rows and make face hole

1 row: knit 15 sts and turn (middle front of balaclava)

2 row: purl

3 row: knit

Repeat rows 2-3 unitl you reach 20 cm.

Crown shaping:

Join in rounds.

1-4 rounds: knit

5 round: k2tog, k6, k2tog, k5, k2tog, knit 6, k2tog, k5

6 round: knit

7 round: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k4, k2tog, knit 5, k2tog, k4

8 round: knit

9 round: k2tog, k4, k2tog, k3, k2tog, knit 4, k2tog, k3

10 round: knit

11 round: k2tog, k3, k2tog, k2, k2tog, knit 3, k2tog, k2

12 round: knit

13 round: knit all in one.

Cast off.

Face line

Pick up around 35 sts.

1 round: KFB in every sts (70 sts)

2-12 rounds: k1, p1.

Cast off, fold and sew to the back side.


Make two.

Cast on 7 sts with flufy yarn. 

1-3-5-7 rows: knit

2-4-6-8 rows: purl

9 row: k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog.

10 row: purl

11 row:k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog.

Cast off.

Now make ears pink piece.

Cast on 12 sts with pink merino yarn and work stockinette stitch about 6 cm. Cast off.

Sew pink piece to the white piece and then sew both ears to the baclava in wanted places.

Derry Baclava knitting pattern

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