Striped Kid’s Cowl Knitting Pattern


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

Making a kid’s cowl with stripes is an easy project for advanced beginners.

The knitted cowl pattern for a toddler or young child is easy to follow and knit on circular needles.

Please scroll down to view the free printable pattern.

Striped Kids Cowl Pattern

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.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

Put on your favorite show, get out those needles, and knit a cozy cowl in contrasting colors.

Get the latest in your inbox!

Weekly news, free patterns, tutorials, and more.

kids knit blue cowl
kids cowl pattern

Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern

This quick knit project is a great stash buster and can be easily adapted for other sizes.

It’s a simple cowl knit on circular knitting needles and not straight needles, this means there is no seaming or sewing.

Knit one for warmth with a simple texture, make a striking cowl for a friend or family member, or even to give it as a last-minute gift.

Yield: Striped Kids Cowl

Easy Striped Kids Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Striped Kids Cowl Pattern

Make a color block kid's cowl with this easy free knitting pattern, that is perfect for advanced 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 color A and knit every round until the piece measures 3.5 inches.
  3. Change to yarn color B and knit in this color for another 3.5 inches. (Total length = 7 inches)
  4. Change to yarn color 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)

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects.

If you enjoyed making the cowl, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  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!