I've been wanting to create a knitting pattern for a hooded cowl for some time now, but I wasn't sure how to make the pattern beginner friendly. Then it occurred to me- use my Woodland Hood knitting pattern and add a cowl! I make a few changes to the pattern to account for the heavier yarn and to make the design work better with the addition of the cowl. This is really easy to knit! The hood is knit flat, then seamed up the back. The stitches on the bottom of the cowl are picked up using circular needles and the cowl is knitted.
This Hooded Cowl is the perfect accessory now that the temperature has dropped to near freezing. I'll definitely be wearing mine to keep warm this winter!
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick & Quick in Moonlight (2 skeins)
Needles: Size 13 Straight
Size 13 circular, 16 inch
Free Knitting Pattern
Cast on 48 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 rows. Switch to Stockinette Stitch and work until piece measures 12 inches. Bind off
To assemble the hood (click here for pictures):
The 3 rows of ribbing you knit at the beginning will go around the face.
1) Fold the piece in half longways, right sides together.
2) Using a yarn needle sew the seam closed where you binded off. Turn the hood right side out.
To add the Cowl:With the circular needles, cast on 16 sts. Pick up the stitches all around the bottom of the hood and join together. Knit in the round for 6 1/2 inches. K2, P2 for the last 3 rows. Bind off in K2, P2 ribbing.