Christina Hat & Cowl Set



In the spirit of Coco Chanel, I have added this pearl bead bearing cowl to the original Christina Hat.  The details on this easy to knit ribbed cowl add just enough class to put it into the category of another sophisticated piece to finish off this coordinated set. The cowl includes optional eyelet rows stacked at the end of bead rounds for the I-cord embellishment to weave through. Cinch up the I-cord and tie it off using either an overhand knot or a bow. A nice little detail to set things off.

COWL SIZES: 1, 2, 3

COWL FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:  Circumference: 24 (27.5, 31)” / 61.5 (70.5, 79.5) cm Height: 5.75″ / 14.5 cm

SIZES: Baby (Adult XS, Adult M/L, Adult XL)

 HAT FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference: 13 (16.5, 20, 23)” / 33 (42, 51, 58.5) cm

Folded Brim Hat Depth: 7.25 (7.5, 7.75, 8)” / 18.5 (19, 19.5, 20) cm

Beanie Depth: 5.5” (8, 8, 8)” / 14 (20, 20, 20) cm

 YARN: Chelsea Yarns LUXE DK weight (100% superwash merino / 225 yds /100g per skein) 1 (1, 1) skein

Chelsea Yarns LUXE Mohair (72% kid mohair; 28% silk / 459 yds / 50g per skein) 1 (1, 1) skein

NOTE: Yarn is held double throughout.

This DK weight yarn is very close to a worsted weight; most light worsted weight yarns will also achieve gauge. In addition, knitters may also use a worsted weight yarn and no mohair to get a different look but still achieve gauge.

 NEEDLES: US 4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch (40 cm) circular needle and US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge

GAUGE: 32 sts and 36 rnds per 4”/10 cm (8 sts and 9 rnds per 1”/2.5 cm) in 1 x 1 ribbing unstretched

14 sts and 30 rnds per 4”/10 cm (3.5 sts and 7.5 rnds per 1”/2.5 cm) in 1×1 ribbing fully stretched

NOTE: The gauge for this cowl falls somewhere in between the two gauges listed above. There is a huge amount of stretch that is allowed in a 1×1 ribbing so the knitter can assume a gauge of about 6 sts per inch when gently stretched to fit.

NOTIONS:  41 (47, 53) size 8 mm beads, Stitch marker (extra for marking stitch repeats – optional), Superfloss, tapestry needle


This pattern uses the Superfloss method for placing beads, but you may use a traditional crochet hook or pre-strung bead method if you prefer.

Superfloss Amazon link:

Pearl Beads are available online at Joann Fabrics:—-cream-colored—-80pcs/2642627.html, as well as Michaels:

 This is a checklist pattern, each round is written out for easier tracking – however, this makes the pattern significantly longer – check to see the pages you want to print before starting. For your reference, beads and eyelets are placed every 8 rounds.

Samples were knit in Chelsea Yarns DK weight (225 yards/205 m; 100% superwash merino) AND Chelsea Yarns Luxe mohair (459 yards/419 m; 72% kid mohair/28% silk) HELD DOUBLE using colorway: Pink Peony.

Sample size 1 weighed 85 grams and included a longer I-cord for making a bow, (41 beads weighing additional 8 g; (2 beads used on I-cord embellishment) using 192 yards of each yarn.

Sample Size 3 weighed 95 grams and included a shorter I-cord for an overhand knot, (53 beads weighing additional 12 g; (2 beads used on I-cord embellishment) using 214 yards of each yarn.


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