I’ve wanted to design a chunky cowl and hat combo for a while, I think knitting with chunky yarn can make a quick and easy knit for a gift for a friend or family member. This cowl works up in an evening or two and turns out lovely. The chunky yarn allows a bit of body so that it doesn’t slouch down around your chest and provides a little bit of warmth sort of like a turtleneck without the restriction. The cowl is knit flat and grafted upon completion, as is the band of the hat and stitches are picked up around one side to close the top. And because I love a “set,” there is a coordinating hat pattern for this cowl.
PRINTING NOTE: This is a checklist pattern; it is not necessary to print the entire pattern if you prefer not to use the checkboxes for each section.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: One Size; 22” circumference long x 8” tall (56 x 20.5 cm)
YARN: 2 skeinS chunky/bulky weight yarn, 100 g (106 yds/97 m)
Note: Holding DK or light worsted yarn double can be an appropriate substitute.
NEEDLES: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
GAUGE: 14 sts and 18 rows per 4”/10 cm (3.5 sts and 4.5 rows = 1”/2.5 cm) in Stockinette Stitch
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
SAMPLE: The original cowl sample was knit using Chelsea Luxe Yarns Chunky (100% SW merino 106 yds/100 g) and weighed 136 grams using 145 yards/132 meters.