Striped Kids Cowl Knitting Pattern


In this post, you will see a striped kids cowl knitting pattern.

Make this kids cowl that is perfect for advanced beginners.

The cowl pattern is easy to follow, knit on circular needles.

kids knit blue cowl

Easy Skill Level 

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

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

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Striped Kids Cowl Pattern

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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Yield: Striped Kids Cowl

Easy Striped Kids Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Striped Kids Cowl Pattern

Make a colour block kids cowl with this easy free knitting pattern, that is perfect for beginners.

Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10


  • Super bulky yarn 06 x 3 different colours.
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in >
  • 1 x Fisherman
  • 1 x Sky Blue
  • 1 x Navy


  • Size 10 mm (US 15) 24″ circular knitting needles.
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure.


  1. Cast on 50 sts.
  2. Start with colour A and knit every round until piece measures 3.5 inches.
  3. Change to yarn colour B and knit in this colour for another 3.5 inches. (Total length = 7 inches)
  4. Change to yarn colour C and knit another 3.5 inches. (Total length = 10.5 inches)
  5. Cast off.
  6. Sew in any loose ends.


This knitted kids cowl will fit ages – 3-5 years old.

Gauge - 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm


Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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  1. I need to use US 13 circular needles bc I only have US15 in 16 inches. How would you recommend that I adjust the cast on for using smaller needles? I have knit a few cowls/scarfs to date but I have always followed the pattern exactly. I may purchase a set of interchangeable kneedles this week but I am not sure. Thank you for sharing your patterns.

    1. Hello Nicole, for the US 13 needles – you could cast on 40 sts or 45 sts and the results will be similar. However, you will have probably have to use a bulky yarn instead of a super bulky. This is because the super bulky yarn will be tight to knit with on the US 13 needles. I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. I am going to try this for my two granddaughters in Minnesota. My daughter asked me to knit them wool hats and now a neck warmer. Winters are so cold. They are 2 and 4.

    1. Hello Tammy,
      I hope you enjoy the pattern, the cowls will be great for the cold weather.
      Happy knitting!