This is a great project for a novice and a quick gift for an intermediate knitter. Instructions are given for working flat and for working in the round.
The simple stitch pattern makes it ideal for a young knitter to make for him or herself. This is a simplified and scaled-down version of my popular adult cowl, Riverbed.
A cowl is very practical for young children because it doesn’t get in the way when they play outdoors.
Cowl 43cm/17” circumference, 17cm/7” high.
One size to fit child aged approx 2-12yrs with head circumference up to 18”/45cm. An older child would fit my adult-sized Riverbed Cowl better, which they would then not out-grow.
Spud & Chloe Outer 65% superwash wool 35% organic cotton 100g 55m/60yds per skein,
1 skein x shade 7206 or colour of your choice
Worked in the round: 10mm/US size 15 circular needles 40cm/16” cable or min 80cm/32” cable for magic loop.
Stitch marker for working in the round
Worked flat: 10mm/US size 15 needles
Yarn alternatives for older children:
Erika Knight Fat Maxi Wool 100% pure British wool 100g 80m/87yds per skein, 1 skein colour of choice
Rowan Big Wool 100% merino wool 100g 80m/87yds per ball, 1 ball colour of your choice
9 sts to 10cm/4” over pattern using 10mm/US 15 needles or size required to achieve tension.