Cairn Beanie and Cowl by Sandra A James

Cairn Beanie and Cowl

September 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
130 - 145 yards (119 - 133 m)
one-size-fits most teen/adult
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• Skill Level: Advanced Beginner (easy cables).
• One-size-fits-most teen/adult beanie and cowl.
• For best results, use Malabrigo Rios or Washted.
• If using another yarn, be sure to swatch first to confirm
• Options for a single and folded brim are included.
• Worked in the round in multiples of 16 stitches over 20
rounds using knit, purl and cable stitches.

You don’t have to be an expert knitter to make this stylish light-weight gender-neutral cable beanie with textured panels, worked in the round on circular needles. Using only knit, purl, and front cable stitches, this beanie knits up surprisingly quickly in worsted weight yarn because of its rhythmic and repetitive knit. It’s a perfect candidate for market prep! It’s fast and with it’s traditional cables and single or folded brim options (with a matching cowl too), well, it’s just too much handknit goodness to resist!

Pattern is written in US terms and includes chart and tips along with clear written instructions. Can be worn with or without a pompom because of the careful attention to detail in the crown, providing something for everyone regardless of gender.

One size fits most teen-adults. Beanie fits approximately 18-22” head circumference.

Skill level:
Moderately easy pattern suitable for knitters with only a little experience. Results in a beautiful hat and matching cowl with great texture, stitch definition and a stunning crown that looks more complicated than it really is. No pompom required!

Materials You Will Need:
Size 5 mm/US 9 or 5.5mm/US 9.5 circular needles with 16” cord, 5.5 mm/US 9.5 double point needles for crown decrease. Worsted weight yarn, approximately 130 yards/119 m for single brim, 145 yards/132.5 m for folded brim, and 145 or 175 yards/132.5 or 160 m for cowl depending upon size.

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You are welcome to sell products made from this pattern but please credit Urban Chic Crochet with the design. You can post photos and reviews of your finished items on Facebook and Instagram @UrbanChicCrochet and tag your photos #cairnbeanie, #cairncowl, #cairnbeabieandcowl. I’d love to see your completed projects!

I do not accept any returns, exchanges or cancellations of digital purchases but you are welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns and I will respond as soon as possible. I can’t wait to see your beautiful creations! Happy knitting!