Kids Cowl Free Knitting Pattern


Make a kids cowl with this free knitting pattern.

The cozy cowl is really great for any beginners out there, as it uses basic knit (garter stitch) throughout.

You can use any super bulky weight yarn and large knitting needles (Needle size 10mm/US 15).

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Kids cowl knitting pattern

Basic Skill Level

The simple cowl pattern is easy to follow, knit flat on straight needles and then seamed.

You could also adapt the pattern and use circular knitting needles if that is your preference.

This easy cowl knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for practicing garter stitch (basic knit stitches) on large needles.

The neck warmer size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipient’s neck/shoulders and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

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kids cowl
kids cowl knitting pattern

Kids Cowl (Free Cowl Knitting Pattern)

Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)


Make a gift using only one skein of yarn for a little one in your life or donate.

This cowl will definitely give the wearer extra warmth and can be made in their favorite color.

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This knitted kid’s cowl will fit ages – 3-5 years old.

Length – 32 inches / 82 cm

Width – 6 inches / 16 cm

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rows = 4in/10cm


The Supplies You Need





  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Instructions

  1. Cast on 38 sts.
  2. Knit all stitches until the piece measures 6 inches.
  3. Cast off.
  4. Sew the seams together using the mattress stitch.
  5. Sew in any loose ends.

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