Plaid Hair Day


A fun and colourful hat and cowl set that’s easy and quick to knit in aran weight, or try using 2 strands of sport weight held together as we did for our samples. Worked in the round in stripes of colour, the vertical lines are added afterwards with a crochet hook or duplicate stitch.  The cowl is worked as a simple tube, and the hat, with no crown shaping, is finished very simply with a 3-needle bind off, or if preferred, it can also be grafted together using Kitchener stitch.  Tassles or pompoms complete the look.

  • Experience: Confident Beginner
  • Finished Measurements: Hat: (S, M, L) 46, 51, 56cm (18, 20, 22″) circumference by 19, 20, 21cm (7.5, 8, 9″) tall; Cowl: (One Size) 61cm (24″) circumference by 28cm (11″) tall.
  • Materials: 176, 176, 185m (192, 192, 202 yds) MC, 128,152, 188m (140,166, 205 yds) CC1, 58m (63 yds) CC2, of an Aran weight 18st/10cm (4”) yarn.  (NOTE: you will need to double these yarn amounts if using Sport weight held 2 strands together.