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Cowl And Hat Knitting Pattern | The Elisavet

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This chunky winter cowl and hat knitting pattern would make a cosy gift for yourself or to give to someone.

The knitted beanie hat and matching cowl set is an easy pattern to follow, all you need is some knowledge of the knit and purl stitches.

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An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog and knitting in the round.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

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If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

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Hat and cowl knit

How To Knit 2/2 Garter Stitch Rib

The cowl and basic beanie shape are enhanced with a classic garter rib stitch pattern, then finished with a fluffy large pom.

  • The 2/2 garter stitch rib is a variation of ribbing.
  • This is a kind of false rib – with only every other row ribbed.
  • It lies flat and has a different look on each side of the fabric.

To work the 2/2 garter stitch rib you will work the following:

Worked in the round:

Knit according to this stitch pattern:

Round 2: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rounds for the pattern.

matching hat and cowl knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used…

I made the Aphrodite hat using 3 skeins of super bulky yarn – I used Hayfield Super Chunky With Wool in shade 0057 (in thistles – purple).

1 skein or scraps of white (I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in white 433) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles for the hat brim and the pom pom.

Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar will also be fine to use.

Any super bulky weight yarn 06 will be okay to use for this pattern.

free knitting patterns

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

chunky hat and cowl knitting pattern

Cowl and Hat Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

The hat and cowl set knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Adult woman
  • Hat to fit a head with circumference size – around 22-26 inches.

Gauge – 8 sts and 14 rounds = 4in/10cm

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

  • 3 skeins of super bulky yarn – I used Hayfield Super Chunky With Wool in shade 0057 (in thistles – purple).
  • 1 skein or a scrap of white (I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in white 433) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
  • Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar will also be fine to use.
  • Super bulky weight – 106 yards. / yarn weight guide

Needles

Notions

Other Tools

chunky cowl knitting pattern

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – Cast on
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog – Knit two stitches together P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)

Hat Pattern

Yarn A – White / Yarn B – Thistles (purple)

  • Cast on > 40 sts in Yarn A, pm and join in the round, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • Start off in rib – K2, P2 every round until the piece measures 2 inches.
  • Change yarn to Yarn B and knit 1 round, then continue in the pattern below >
  • 1st rnd: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the round.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit.
  • Those two rounds form the pattern – continue this until the hat measures 9 inches from the cast-on edge.
  • Decrease =
  • Shape top: 1st rnd: *K2tog. Rep from *
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Sew in any loose ends.
  • Make a large pom and securely fasten to the top of the hat.

Cowl Pattern

Yarn A – White / Yarn B – Thistles (purple)

  • Cast on 60 sts in Yarn B, pm and join in the round, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st round – Purl.
  • Then next round: Knit.
  • Next round: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the round.
  • These two rounds below form the pattern >>
  • 1st rnd: Knit.
  • 2nd rnd: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the round.
  • Continue this until the cowl measures 11 inches from the cast-on edge. (You can make it longer or shorter).
  • Cast off on the last knit row.
  • Sew in any loose ends.

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making the hat and cowl, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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