Ursula the Bear Hug Cowl by Noël Margaret

Ursula the Bear Hug Cowl

May 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 10.5 rows = 4 inches
in broken rib
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
85 - 90 yards (78 - 82 m)
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The Bear Hug isn’t your average cowl. Cozy, supremely soft against your skin and oh so adorable, this plush little scarf will keep you toasty! Whether you’re out on a hike or stuck in an over-cooled office, the Bear Hug cowl will wrap you in warmth without extra bulk. The keyhole style closure, with its lovely organic shape, easily slips around the bear’s head allowing you to wear this cowl without having to tussle with your hairdo!

The Bear Hug Cowl is worked in the round and flat. The bear’s head is knit in the round, beginning at the nose and finishing at the neck. The head is firmly stuffed then the upper and lower sections of the neck are closed by working the top and bottom stitches together. The cowl is then worked flat, continuing seamlessly from the bear’s neck to the keyhole. The keyhole is worked in two sections then rejoined and continued until the end of the cowl. The ears are added after the bear’s head and cowl are completed, and are worked in the round.

These instructions are for an average adult sized cowl. To resize the cowl to suit your needs, simply work fewer or additional rows before working the keyhole.

Approximate finished measurements: Approximately 31” long from nose to end of cowl and 6¾“ at its widest point.

Additional materials / Notions
yarn needle
split ring stitch marker (optional)
waste yarn (a smooth, cotton yarn that is slightly thinner than your project yarn)
two stitch holders
black embroidery floss
white sewing thread
sewing needle