Those Kitschy 1965 Knitted Face Masks

I am thankful that my mom didn’t know how to knit, otherwise I may have ended up in one of these kooky knitted face masks! From the Fall-Winter 1965-1966 issue of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts, here are two of the face masks for boys and girls. While I was out on my walk today in freezing temperatures, I was musing on the fact that some sort of face protector would be great. My face seems to be the only thing that gets cold. I was thinking perhaps something a little less, um, colorful than these…

Girls knitted face mask vintage 1965Presenting the Girls’ Face Mask. It is knitted around, has no seams, warms neck as well as head. Fringed yarn bangs and pompon “hair” are amusing.

Boys Ski Mask knitted vintage 1965And here is the Boys’ Ski Mask. Totally un-PC, but it is described as: Warm little Indian wears his feathers knitted over pipe cleaners, his war paint of duplicate stitch. Knitted nose piece sewn on.

I wonder how many friends and neighbors these kids managed to freak out? 😀


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