new hat and cowl – the patterns

Two friends commented on the hat and cowl that I made for myself over Christmas (as seen in this photo) so I thought I’d share the patterns so others can join in the knitting fun!

The Hat:
PatternSelbu Modern.  (This is the link for the FREE pattern!)
Needles: 16″ circular and dpn’s in size 2.75mm
Yarn: Knit Picks Pallet in Cream and Pimento (one skein of each)
Total cost to make: $3.98!!

The Cowl:

The Pattern:  Inspired by the Improv Cowl from French Press Knits 
(although I modified the number of stitches and the width/amount of yarn)
The Yarn: Ella Rae Latte in Cream, 4 Skeins
Needles: Circular, US size 13

With the yarn doubled, cast on an odd number of stitches.  
(Somewhere between 91 and 101 stitches, depending on the length you want.) 
Note: this allows the cowl to be wrapped around your neck twice.
Join to work in the round.
(k1, p1) repeat.
Simple as that.  
Since you cast on an odd number of stitches, it automatically creates the seed stitch pattern.  Just knit in circles until you run out of yarn.  My cowl is about 8″ wide but since the yarn is so soft, I’d prefer if it was even wider.  If you use a bulkier yarn you may like it a little narrower.
I also made this cowl in blue with a different kind of yarn:

Yarn: Cascade 128 Superwash, 2 skeins
Number of Stitches: 93
This one knit up much bulkier, although narrower.  The end result: comfy and warm and both are my go-to cowl’s this season.
And… I can’t resist posting this photo again (since I am wearing my blue cowl).  These needles and yarn at  Loopy Yarns made me SO happy!  I was also nice and toasty on a very cold and windy day in Chicago.

3 thoughts on “new hat and cowl – the patterns

  1. holy smokes! is the experience of using those needles like writing with one of those giant pencils?it's so nice to see color-that looks like a space i could just go into to breathe color!

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