When I was little, my grandmother would knit us mittens and these ski masks. I had no idea that they were balaclava. They were made out of whatever acrylic yarn she happened to have laying around and we wore them all winter. I still have one and this year my daughter has been wearing it a lot. It is bright bordering on neon yellow. So when she asked me for one that matches her mint green and brown coat, I said why not. The pattern seemed really easy and I have considered reconstructing the thing for years. I had some beautiful mint green and brown Kathmandu Aran that I was considering using for a different project. It is super soft and warm. I think the finished project turned out great.