Hat Cowl #2 Free Knitting Pattern

Knit in the round, this free knitting pattern designed by me is a versatile piece that can be worn as a hat or a cowl. For men and women. I’ve made it using an acrylic yarn as well as a wool yarn, details follow. Please like share comment and show me your finished work! #hatcowlmbm

skill level: Intermediate, or for those wanting to learn how to knit in the round on double pointed needles, do a twisted purl stitch, make holes and cast on in the middle of your work. New skills!


2 yarn options:

  • 1 skein of Lion Brand Heartland yarn. Shown here in Redwood. 4-oz skein is 251 yards/230m. 100% Acrylic 4-ply medium “worsted” weight yarn.


1+ skeins of KnitPicks Swish™ DK. Shown here in Lost Lake Heather. 50g 123 yards. 100% Superwash Merino Wool.

needles & notions:

  • size 8 double pointed needles
  • size 6 double pointed needles
  • 2 single hole plastic cord stops
  • darning needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


18 sts x 24 rows = 4×4 inch square on size 6 needles.


One size fits most adults. Finished piece measures 9” wide by 9-10” high laid flat.


K: Knit
sts: stitches
TP: Twisted Purl (With yarn in front, insert the right knitting needle through the back loop of the next stitch on the left needle, then complete as a purl stitch.)
CO: Cast on in the middle of a row. Video demo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s7G1K8d_KE
sl2 k1 p2sso: Slip 2 stitches, knit 1 stitch, pass 2 slipped stitches over the knitted stitch. (Decrease by 2.)


Use size 8 US needles to cast on. (The larger size allows for a looser beginning so it stretches comfortably.
Cast on 84 sts. (multiples of 7 sts)
Switch to smaller double pointed needles. Distribute 21 stitches per needle and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Row 1 & 2: *TP1, K6, TP1, K6 TP1, K6* Repeat this for remaining 3 needles.
Row 3: *TP1, K2, sl2 k1 p2sso, K1* Repeat this around all needles.
Row 4: *TP1, K2, CO 2 sts, K2* repeat around all needles. 84 sts.
Rows 5 & 6: *TP1, K6, TP1, K6 TP1, K6* Repeat this for remaining 3 needles.
Continue knitting every row around until the piece measures 9-10” from beginning.
Last 6 rows: *TP1, K6, TP1, K6 TP1, K6* Repeat this for remaining 3 needles.
Cast off by knitting the knit stitches and purling the TP1 stitches – loosely. Weave in ends.

cord stop drawstring:

Cut 4 strands of yarn 36” long each.
Thread all 4 strands through large needle.
Thread the needle through the Cord Stop (You must push the button of the stop to open the hole).
Tie a double knot at the end so that the yarn won’t go through the Cord Stop.
Take the needle off the 4 strands. Divide the strands by two. Thread 2 strands through the needle. Weave in and out of the first 6 holes.
Do the same for the other 2 strands, through the remaining 6 holes.
Now thread all 4 strands together and pull them through the second Cord Stop.
Stretch the cowl and make sure there is enough give to pull over your head.
Make a double knot just after the second Cord Stop.
Try it on and make any adjustments. Trim the ends about 1 inch in length.



1 Response

  1. MLB says:


Leave a Reply

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

* Checkbox GDPR is required


I agree

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.