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Multi-Wear Cowl Knitting Pattern

A knitted neck warmer and headband in one? Yup! This cowl knitting pattern is a perfect, lightweight fashion accessory to keep your ears and neck warm as the days get colder. They’d make lovely Christmas gifts as well!

Side view of a knitted neck warmer which also pulls into a headband on a mannequin

Multi-Wear Cowl Knitting Pattern

It’s that time of year again when those beloved knitting needles get pulled out of storage. Even though my intention was to start knitting earlier in the year, it NEVER happens! So much for all those knitted gifts I planned to make for friends and family after last year’s Christmas [Jane’s inserted this big frownie 🙁 ].

I started this making this cowl knitting pattern a few weeks ago using a ball of cotton yarn I had from a leftover project. I’ve always loved the texture and fullness of the fisherman’s rib stitch. It’s really one of my favourite types of knits.  And I love how this neck warmer turned out!

Once my knitted cowl was finished, I realized that it could also be worn as a trendy knit headband. It gives off a glamorous twenties vibe, no? I was so excited to discover I had unintentionally made something that could be worn two ways!

Hmmm, thinking about it now, I wonder, how many of these neck warmers/headbands can I still finish in time for gift giving [Jane’s inserted this hopeful happy face :D]??

Child wearing a knitted cowl made with the Fisherman's rib knitting stitch.

Oh, and that white mannequin head? Jane went into Value Village a few weeks ago and found row upon row of these heads staring at her and just couldn’t leave without buying one. It’s been a challenge to keep the 3-year old from painting the face with makeup. We think she looks quite stylish with her new head band.

I’m foreseeing more fisherman’s rib patterns to come for sure! What is your favourite type of knit?

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Meredith Wouters

Saturday 17th of October 2015

This is so cute! I'm a very beginner knitter, so thank you for providing the video! Pinning, I think this will be my next project... And I had to laugh about the mannequin head, that's exactly what my daughter would be doing too! ;)

Jane and Sonja

Wednesday 21st of October 2015

Thank you Meredith! That poor mannequin head - I don't know when, but the baby got her hands on it and now the nose is missing :( . I guess the 3-year old will get her makeup head after all!

Joanita

Saturday 17th of October 2015

This is awesome :) Love it! This would be perfect gift for my Sister-In-Law..hey, I might make one for myself =D

Joanita <a href="http://creativecrochettoys.blogspot.com/search/label/Snickerdoodle%20Sunday">@ Snickerdoodle Sunday</a>

Jane and Sonja

Saturday 17th of October 2015

Thank you, Joanita! I have a long list of friends and family to make this for before the holidays. I better stop typing and start knitting!

Sarah R.

Friday 16th of October 2015

Oh my gosh, it looks great as a scarve AND a 20s inspired headband- how awesome is that?! Coming over from Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll join us again this weekend with your latest & greatest makes!

Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

Jane and Sonja

Friday 16th of October 2015

Thank you so much Sarah! We were pretty stoked that it turned out so nicely for both purposes.We're so happy you've stopped by. We'll be back for Snickerdoodle Sunday again this week for sure!

Alli @ Tornadough Alli

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

I absolutely love this! Don't you just love when you accidentally create something and it can be used for more than one purpose! I so would wear this on my head! I had a neck warmer like this and I don't know if I lost it or not. I need to learn to knit so I can make this pronto! Thank you for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday we love having you every week!

Jane and Sonja

Friday 16th of October 2015

Hi Alli! I've lost a number of hats and scarves along the way too. Am hoping that this one would stay around my neck and safe. Thank you for coming by. We really enjoy your linky party.

Divine Debris (Amber)

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Gorgeous! Makes me wish I could knit.

http://www.divinedebris.com

Jane and Sonja

Friday 16th of October 2015

Thank you Amber. You are so sweet. I (Jane) wish I could knit too- maybe Sonja will teach me one day...Thank you for stopping by.

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