Woven Gold Hat and Cowl Set

Inspired by a river walk, the Woven Gold Set uses a cable panel to imitate the winding path of a river with a pretty background pattern adding interest and texture. This cozy cabled cowl and matching beanie will surely be favorites this winter.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Hat: To fit head circumference 20 (22, 24)”; Shown in size 22”; Cowl: 24” [60 cm] circumference and 8.5” [22 cm] height after blocking

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian highland wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #7827 Goldenrod (1 ball for each part of set)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16” [40 cm] circular needles, US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” [40 cm] circular and set of 4 DPNs
Notions: 1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Pfb: Purl into front and back of st.
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together.
P3tog:  Purl 3 stitches together.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit.
Sk2po: Slip, knit two together, pass slip stitch over.
1/1 RC: Slip 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, k1 from cn.
1/1 LC: Slip 1 st to cn and hold in front, k1, k1 from cn.
1/1 RPC: Slip 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, p1 from cn.
1/1 LPC: Slip 1 st to cn and hold in front, p1, k1 from cn.

Pattern Notes

The beanie is knit in the round from the bottom up. The cable panel is worked over 20 stitches at the center front. This 20 stitch panel is also provided in chart format and converges at the ribbed crown (see separate chart for crown shaping).
An optional pompom can be attached to the crown of the hat upon finishing.
The cowl is worked in the round. The pattern comprises of a 20 st cable panel and a 22 st panel of textured rib stitches. This pattern is repeated three times around the cowl. The 20 st cable panel is also provided in chart format.

Beanie Pattern

With smaller needles CO 88 (96, 104). Join for working in the round and place marker for beginning of round.

Brim

Rnd 1: *P2, k2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures from cast on edge; 3 (4, 5) cm.
Change to larger needles.
Next round: P2, k2, p1, pfb, k2, p2, k2, p1, pfb, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2. (90 (98, 106) sts)

Body of Hat

Rnd 1: P2, k2, p3, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p3, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 2: P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 3: P2, k2, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 4: P2, k2, p2, k1, P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 5: P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4.
Rnd 7: P2, k2, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 8: P2, k2, p3, k2, P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 8.
Rnd 10: P2, k2, p3, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p3, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 11: P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 12: P2, k2, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 13: P2, k2, p2, k1, P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 14: P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 st, p2.
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 13.
Rnd 16: P2, k2, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 17: P2, k2, p3, k2, P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 17.
Work Rnds 1-9 once more.

Crown

Switch to DPNs when stitches no longer fit comfortably on your needle.
Rnd 1: P2, k2, p2tog, p1, ssk, p2tog, ssk, p1, p2tog, k2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2. (85 (93, 101) sts)
Rnd 2: P2, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2,*k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 3: P2, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2, *k2, p2tog; rep from * to last 2 st, k2. (68 (74, 80) sts)
Rnd 4: P2, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2, *k2, p1; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 4
Rnd 6: P2tog, k2, p2tog, sk2po, p2tog, k2, p2tog, *k2, p1; rep from * to last 2 st, k2. (62 (68, 74) sts)
Rnd 7: P1, k2, p3, k2, p1, *k2, p1; rep from * to last 2 st, k2.
Rnd 8: P1, k2, p3, k2, p1, *k2tog, p1; rep from * to last to 2 st, k2tog. (44 (48, 52) sts)
Rnd 9: P1, k2, p3, k2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 10: P1, k2, p3tog, k2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. (42 (46, 50) sts)
Rnd 11: P1, k2, p1, k2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 12: P1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p1, *k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1. (23 (25, 27) sts)
Rnd 13: (P1, k1) twice, p1, knit to end.
Rnd 14: K1, *k2tog; rep from * to end. (12 (13, 14) sts)

Finishing

Draw up remaining st and fasten off. Weave in yarn ends. Wet block, taking care not to overstretch. Attach a pompom to crown if desired.

Cowl Pattern

CO 120. Join for working in the round and place marker for beginning of round.

Edge

Rnd 1: *P2, k2; rep from * around.
Work Rnd 1 twice more.
Rnd 4: [P2, k2, p1, pfb, k2, p2, k2, p1, pfb, (k2, p2) six times, k2] three times. (126 st)

Body of Cowl

Rnd 1: [P2, k2, p3, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p3, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 2: [P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 3: [P2, k2, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 4: [P2, k2, p2, k1, P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 5: [P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4.
Rnd 7: P2, k2, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 8: P2, k2, p3, k2, P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 8.
Rnd 10: [P2, k2, p3, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p3, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 11: [P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 12: [P2, k2, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 13: [P2, k2, p2, k1, P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 14: [P2, k2, p2, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, (p2, k2) five times, p2] three times.
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 13.
Rnd 16: P2, k2, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 17: P2, k2, p3, k2, P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, (k2, p2) five times, k2] three times.
Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 17.
Repeat these 18 rounds once more then work Rnds 1-9 again. Piece measures approximately 20 cm from cast on edge. Alternatively, work until desired height is reached, finishing with either Rnd 9 or Rnd 18.

Edge

Rnd 1: [P2, k2, ptog, p1, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p1, p2tog, (k2, p2) six times, k2] three times. (120 st)
Rnd 2: *P2, k2; rep from * around.
Work Rnd 2 twice more.
Loosely bind off all stitches in pattern.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Wet block and pin out to dimensions given. yarn ball

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