Have you ever built a chicken coop when it’s 20 degrees outside? It is really unpleasant. I was helping my husband construct our chicken fortifications in frigid winds and freezing my face off when I said to him, “Man, I really need a tube.”
“A tube, you know. A tube. It goes over your mouth and nose so you can breathe when it’s this cold.”
“It’s a thing. Tubes are awesome.”
They are, too.
Tommy was not skeptical at all when presented with a tube and, in fact, claims it makes him look like a ninja. Plus, he can use it to warm up his ears.
A tube is basically a cowl, but a snug, stretchy face-cowl instead of a drapey, elegant neck-cowl. I made mine in seed stitch ribbing for interest and a gentle pull in. This is not rocket science.
Let’s do this thing.
Sizes: Toddler, Child, Adult
Circumference: 17″ (19″, 22″)
Length: 6″ (7″, 9″)
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease [80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 197yd/180m per 3oz/85g skein] Ranch Red; 65-125 yds
- 8/5mm circular needle, 16″ long (OR set of 4 8/5mm double-point needles)
- Tapestry Needle
Using a cable cast on, co 72 (80, 92) and join into round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: K around.
Round 2: [K3, p1] around.
Repeat rows 1 an 2 for patt. until 6 (7, 9) inches long. Cast off, weave in ends.