Free knitting patterns for matching hats and cowls. Updated 1/9/24.
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Starling Hat and Cowl Set
Knit in a two color four round repeat linen stitch, this matching hat and neckwarmer has easy texture and color. DK weight yarn. Designed by Aubrey Busek.
Garter Hat and Cowl
Easy hat and cowl knit flat in garter stitch and seamed. Hat is knit flat sideways and shaped with short rows and seamed. Cowl feaures a drawstring with pompoms to help fit around neck. Chunky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Spikelets Hat and Cowl
Matching hat in two versions and cowl knit with cables. Hat options are one set of cables and a double seed stitch or cables all over. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Victoria Groger.
Tumble Weave Beanie & Cowl
Matching hat and cowl knit with a basketweave texture stitch. DK weight yarn. Designed by Susan Watkins.
Rothesay Hat and Cowl
Matching hat and cowl knit with elegant horseshoe cables in an 8 row repeat pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Pierce.
S8636 Hat and Loop Scarf with Lace Pattern
Matching hat and infinity scarf cowl knit with a 14 row repeat lace pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Schachenmayr.
Cabled Wrap And Hat
Shoulder cozy capelet cowl with cables and matching cabled hat. Both are knit flat in one piece and seamed. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Broken Rib Reversible Hat & Cowl
Easy matching hat and buttoned neckwarmer, knit with 2 row repeat broken rib stitch. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Estelle Yarns.
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Shaded Mosaic Hat & Cowl
Matching hat and cowl, both knit flat in a 8 row repeat slipped stitch mosaic colorwork (just one color per row). Designed for 10 colors, it's a great stashbuster for leftover yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick for Lion Brand.
Greenpoint Cowl And Hat
Matching hat and cowl, both knit flat in a 2 row repeat and garter stitch and seamed. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Keira Wiggins for Lion Brand.
Ribbed Cowl and Hat
Easy ribbed hat and matching cowl knit in the round in a unisex design that's great for men. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn or 2 strands of worsted. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Designed by Louise Bollanos for Handy Little Me.
Ombré Diamonds Cowl & Hat
Matching hat and cowl knit in a fair isle pattern with multicolor yarn that adds color and dimension to the diamond design. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Miranda Rijks.
Zig Zag Hat and Cowl
Easy matching hat and cowl knit in an 8 row slipped stitch zigzag pattern. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Each piece takes one skein. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Aimee Pelletier.
2 Row Hat and Cowl
Easy matching hat and cowl knit in a 2 row broken rib repeat. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Women's Bobble Hat And Scarf designed by Louise Bollanos for Handy Little Me.
Checkerboard Lace Hat and Cowl
Matching beanie hat and cowl featuring a heckerboard Lace pattern on reverse stockinette. DK weight yarn. Designed by Ramalakshmi Pasumarthy
Bynx Hat and Cowl
Matching hat and cowl with cables. Sizes Child, Adult. DK or worsted weight yarn. Designed by Hayley Geary
Ingrid Hat and Cowl
Matching beanie and neckwarmer knit in a 12 row cable Wicker Stitch and fastened with buttons. Designed by Therese Chynoweth. Bulky weight yarn.
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Beyond the Pines Hat and Cowl
Reversible hat and cowl with picot hem in beautiful brioche stitch featuring pine trees on one side and graphic design on the reverse. The cowl is long enough to wrap around your neck twice. Sizes Toddler (Child, Adult S) Adult M. Sport weight yarn. Designed by KatyTricot
Happy Slouchy Cable Hat and Cowl
Matching slouchy hat and funnel cowl with cable and ribbing. 3 sizes which are small kids/ big kids and average adults. DK weight yarn. Designed by Emma Du
Honey Bee Hat Cowl
Matching beanie hat and cowl in an easy slipped stitch texture. 5 sizes available for Hat: 0-6mo(6mo-1T, 2-4T, 5-6T+, Adult). 3 sizes available for Cowl: Baby(Child, Adult). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bluebird Pine Shop
Brumal Hat and Cowl
Matching hat and cowl set with thick textured cables. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by IrmianDesign
Marlon Beanie & Cowl Set
Matching hat and buttoned cowl with thick textured cables. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes nfant (6-12mos). Toddler (1-3yrs), Child (4 -11yrs), Adults. Designed by Inventorium
Spiral Snow Bunny Bun Beanie and Cowl Set
Matching messy bun ponytail hat and cowl with spiral stitch pattern. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Lovely by Lee
City Mouse Hat and Cowl
One skein of DK yarn makes both hat and cowl in this set. Herringbone and knit stitches create a striking texture contrast in this set, and the loose knit of the hat body makes it the perfect hat shape for many heads.
Autumn Dust Messy Bun Hat & Cowl
This set is knit with the dandelion or star stitch that is usually a 4 row repeat, and the cowl is long enough to wrap twice around your neck. Sizes S (M, L)