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Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Slouchy Hat And Cowl

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Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: L40020
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference
About 19 in. (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Circumference
About 34 in. (86.5 cm)
Finished Height About 8 in. (20.5 cm)

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Knit this hat and scarf set with just two balls of Hometown USA®

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-404: Hometown USA Yarn: Albuquerque Orange
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Team: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Team: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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•  135-404 Hometown USA Yarn: Albuquerque Orange
$ 10.58  
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•  135-406 Hometown USA Yarn: Memphis Blues
$ 5.29  
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 11   $ 6.95  
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Ribbed Slouchy Hat And Cowl

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


12 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 rib.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (over a multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 rib worked in rnds.


1. Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles.
2. Cowl is worked back and forth in rows on straight needles, then ends are sewn together to make Cowl.
3. Cowl is reversible and can be worn with either side facing.
4. When you see "– 12 sts". in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.

With double pointed needles and B, cast on 56 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles with 14 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-3: With B, work in K2, p2 rib worked in rnds.
Change to A.
Rnd 4: With A, knit.
Note: Working this knit rnd creates a smooth color change.
Rnds 5-10: With A, work in K2, p2 rib.
Change to B.
Rnd 11: With B, knit.
Rnd 12: With B, work in K2, p2 rib.
Change to A.
Rnd 13: With A, knit.
Continue with A only and work in K2, p2 rib until piece measures 8 in. (20.5) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p1, p2tog, k1, work in K2, p2 rib as established for 19 sts, p2tog, p1, place marker; rep from * once more – 52 sts at the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: *K2, p1, p2tog, work in K2, p2 rib as established to 3 sts before marker, p2tog, p1, sl marker; rep from * once more – 48 sts.
Rnds 3-9: Rep Rnd 2 – 20 sts at the end of Rnd 9.
Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Flatten Hat. With yarn tail, sew bound-off edge at top of Hat closed.
Weave in ends.

With straight needles and A, cast on 26 sts.
Row 1 (RS): With A, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: With A, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 3-10: With A, k the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.
Row 11: With B, knit. Note: Working this knit row creates a smooth color change.
Row 12: With B, rep Row 2.
Rows 13 and 14: With B, rep Row 3.
Row 15: With A, knit.
Row 16: With A, rep Row 2.
Rows 17-20: Rep Row 3.
Row 21: With B, knit.
Row 22: With B, rep Row 2.
Rows 23 and 24: With A, rep Rows 21 and 22.
Rows 25 and 26: With B, rep Rows 21 and 22.
Row 27: With A, knit.
Row 28: With A, rep Row 2.
Rows 29-80: Rep Rows 3-28.
Rows 81-104: Rep Rows 3-26.
With B, bind off.

Sew cast-on end to bound-off end to make Cowl.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Ribbed Slouchy Hat And Cowl Reviewed by candace polster on 2015-02-21 ****
My suggestion is to buy more yarn than indicated by pattern. 2 balls of the orange and 1 ball of the blue was not enough. My gauge matched that indicated by the pattern too.

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