Super Chunky Hat and Cowl Patterns
Not content with the 1023 knitted hats and scarves I own and wear, I saw this cowl pattern and had to make it! To be clear - the mention of brussel sprouts only arose once it was finished, but now that's happened I love it even more!
I've also been desperate to make something with the Mrs Moon Chunky in Angelica Green as it's quite literally the best colour ever - to be sure - to be sure. Luckily - if you're not quite as into it, this yarn comes in a big colour palette of gorgeousness so you can choose your fave. Click here to see the range.
Ok - here's the knitty gritty information:
What You Need:
- 2 x 100g skeins of Mrs Moon Super Chunky to make the cowl AND the hat. The cowl took about 110-120g and the hat took about 70-80g. I had a tiny bit left over from the two skeins. Or 1 x 200g skein Gilliangladrag Hand Dyed Holy Fluff
- 1 x 9mm circular knitting needle (I used a 60cm) for the cowl; 1 x 10mm and 12mm circular knitting needle for the hat
- 1 x fake fur pompom for top of hat (I used Azure Blue) or you could use more of the yarn to make your own matching pom.
Cowl: This pattern is FREE and is the Shiba Sakura Cowl by Lisa R Myers which is free on Ravelry. It says you need 150g but it took a bit less with the Mrs Moon, so there was enough left over for a hat! YAY!
The hat pattern is available HERE on our website and will be emailed to you within approx 24 hours. I ignored all the colour work and just made it in one colour and it took about an hour! :-) We like that! :-) The only change I made was on the rib, I knitted into the back of the loop instead of the front of the loop in between each purl stitch on the rib which gives more of a plaited stitch - just a bit different.
ALTERNATIVELY : An alternative to the Mrs Moon Super Chunky yarn, is to use 200g skein of my own hand dyed or house blend Holy Fluff Yarn. One of our very own Elves (Kim) knitted the same cowl using a skein of Holy Fluff in "Birdhouse in my Soul) here :
Kim made it longer, doing 3 repeats of the pattern instead of 2 repeats, so she used up nearly all of the 200g. Kim knitted the cowl in one evening, but it took me a few evenings as I had to get my head around the bobbles (brussel sprouts1) But once you get the hang of it, it's quick and easy! :-) ENJOY! xx