Keep the cold out this winter with the matching cowl knitting pattern and hat.
They are both knit with super soft and chunky yarns that will be sure to keep you warm and cosy.
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Hat and Cowl Pattern
The chunky ribbed design makes the cowl and hat easy to wear during the coldest days when you have to travel to work or walk your dog around the park.
This is a beginner knitting pattern and the techniques involved are knit and purl stitches, K2tog and working on either circular needles or double pointed needles.
The hat and cowl pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit on DPN’s if it is your preference.
Easy Cowl and Hat Knitting Pattern
This easy knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.
If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.
Free Knitting Patterns
The hat and cowl size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.
If you would like to make more knitted hats for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.
You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.
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- 3 skeins of super bulky yarn - in blue – I used Hayfield Super Chunky With Wool in shade 0056
- 1 skein or a scrap of light grey (I used Yarn Art Alpine in 334) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
- Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar (Super Bulky 06) would also be fine to use.
- Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars for the hat and 24″ circulars for the cowl
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
- Tape measure
- Pom pom maker Clover 2 - 1/2 inch Large.
Yarn A – Light Grey / Yarn B – Blue
- Cast on > 40 sts in Yarn A, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
- 1st rnd: K1, P1
- 2nd rnd: Knit
Those two rows form the pattern – continue this until the hat measures 2.5″ from the cast on edge.
Change yarn to yarn B and continue the pattern until the hat measures 9″ from the cast on edge.
- Shape top: 1st rnd: *K2tog. Rep from *
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Sew in any loose ends.
Make a pom pom and securely fasten to the top of the hat.
- Cast on 60 sts in yarn B, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
- 1st round – purl
- Then next row: K1, P1
- Next row: Knit
- These two rows from the pattern >>
- 1st rnd: K1, P1
- 2nd rnd: Knit
- Continue this until the cowl measures 11″ from the cast on edge. (You can make it longer or shorter).
- Cast off on the last knit row.
- Sew in any loose ends.
This cowl and hat set knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Gauge – 5 stitches = 2″
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P – Purl
PM - Place marker
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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