This cute aviator-style crochet sleep mask makes a lovely gift for mom or for yourself. It is made with easy construction, and you will want to make more than one. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. 

crochet sleep mask sitting on wood crate

When I started my blog in 2012, it was a bit of a potpourri. I blogged about a lot of things; things I thought were awesome and that everyone should read. In reality, not all the things were awesome (take a look at my archives if you don’t believe me, but be forewarned, it gets pretty scary back there). One project that I made that was really “useful” was this Felt Aviator Sleep Mask. 

My son had basically wrecked my sleep schedule by never sleeping ever when he was a baby. I had a really hard time resting, even when I was getting a few straight hours of sleep. I found a sleep mask helped me quite a bit. I don’t need it nightly anymore, thankfully, but it still comes in handy occasionally. Since my blog isn’t so much a potpourri as it is a yarn and crochet blog,  I decided it was time for a crochet make-over, so I turned my felt mask into an aviator crochet sleep mask! 

blue aviator crochet sleep mask with yarn

 

Isn’t it cute? I have always loved aviator sunglasses, and it turned out as cute as I had hoped. This sleep mask is comfy to wear too. It wold be super useful to use on your next flight or maybe you could include in a spa gift basket. 

CROCHET AVIATOR SLEEP MASK

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What you need: (affiliate links)
H Hook
– Medium Weight Yarn in 3 colors (Red Heart Soft in Turquoise, Light Gray Heather and Charcoal) 
Darning Needle
Fold Over Elastic (approx. 12 1/4 length″)

ABBREVIATIONS: US TERMS 

St – Stitch
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sc2tog – Sc decrease
Tc – Triple Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch 

Gauge: 19 SC = 5″ (Gauge Pattern)

CROCHET SLEEP MASK PARTS: 

Left Lens: Using Light Gray Heather

Begin with magic ring
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 in ring. Join with sl st. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st. (16 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work 7 times. (24 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st.* work 3 times. Hdc 2. 2 hdc in next st. Dc 2. 2 dc in next st. Tc. 2 tc in next st. 2 dc in next st. Sc 3. Join. (32 sts)

 
Right Lens: Using Light Gray Heather

Begin with magic ring
1.
Ch 1. Sc 8 in ring. Join with sl st. ( 8 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st. (16 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work 7 times. (24 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. Sc 3. 2 dc in next st. 2 tc in next st. Tc. 2 dc in next st. Dc 2. Hdc 3. (32 sts) Join with sl st.

Using Charcoal, sl st around both lenses. Leave a long tail.

gray lenses for crochet sleep mask

Back Piece: Using Turquoise
Ch 6
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 4. Turn. (5 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 3. 2 sc in last st. Turn. (7 sts)
3. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 5. 2 sc in last st. Turn. (9 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in each st across. (9 sts)
5. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 7. 2 sc in last st. Turn. (11 sts)
6. – 9. Ch 1. Sc in each st across.  Turn. (11 sts)

10.
Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 9. Turn. (10 sts)
11. ch 1. sc 10. Turn. (10 sts)
12. ch 1. sc2tog. Sc 8. Turn. (9 sts)
13. Ch 1. Sc 7. Sc2tog. Turn.  (8 sts)
14. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 6. Turn.  (7 sts)
15. – 17. Ch 1. sc 7. Turn.  (7 sts)

18.
Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 6. Turn. (8 sts)
19. Ch 1. Sc 7. 2 sc in last st. Turn (9 sts)
20. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 8. Turn. (10 sts)
21. Ch 1. Sc in each st. Turn. (10 sts)
22. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 9. Turn. (11 sts)
23. – 26.  Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (11 sts)
27. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 7. Sc2tog. Turn.  (9 sts)
28. Ch 1. Sc in each st. Turn. (9 sts)
29. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 5. Sc2tog. Turn. (7 sts)
30. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 3. Sc2tog. Turn. (5 sts)

Continuing from here, sc all around the piece.
Weave in ends. 

crochet sleep mask back piece
 
 

CROCHET SLEEP MASK CONSTRUCTION:

Lay the lenses on the back piece about 2 rows in from the sides. To make sewing easier, pin in place.
Using the long tails from the lenses, sew the lenses in place with a running stitch and your darning needle.

sewing together a crochet sleep mask

Once the lenses are sewn onto the back piece, thread your darning needle with a length of Charcoal yarn and embroider a small connecting line between the lenses. It’s just a couple stitches, you can eyeball it ;)

Then, using your head as a measurement, cut a length of fold-over elastic. I should be snug so the sleep mask stays on your head. Using a needle and thread, hand-sew it to both sides of the sleep mask.

crochet sleep mask that looks like aviator sunglasses on white wood slats

Done and done.
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  1. I wanted to sew a sleeping mask but didn’t have the batting to fill it so I decided to look for a crochet pattern that I could use some scrap yarn to make and use as the filling. This pattern is absolutely perfect!! So easy and quick and so cute that I actually just made one to leave as crochet and add the lenses. I love the aviator look but in the right colors, it would be so easy to make cartoon eyes 😳 haha thank you for the lovely pattern!

    1. They are both the same pattern, just with the last row reversed, so it sounds like the size difference is your gauge. When I started out crocheting I made a lot of booties, and I learned I had to make both soles at the same time, instead of making one bootie then the other because they would end up being different sizes! My gauge would change from one crochet session to the next.

  2. Wow so cute eye mask!I’ve been a great fan of sleep masks for years. These helps for better sleeping. It looks a beautiful sleep mask. I want to make this. Thanks for the pattern

    1. Thank you so much! I have been sick the last week and the sleep mask has helped for sure! I hope you enjoy making it, thanks so much for stopping by :)