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Check Check Hat and Cowl

Crafted in the superbulky-weight yarn, Franca, the classic checkerboard pattern is knit in high contrast Batik (black with teal speckles) and Party (white with confetti sprinkles). The checkerboard pattern is explored on three different accessories: a tall, wards-off-the-chill cowl; a cozy beanie that covers the ears; and a skullcap that is fits snugly on the head and lets the ears out!

Note about yarn usage: One skein each of MC and CC is enough to make hat and cowl if MC and CC are inverted for second piece. 2 sk MC and 1 sk CC are needed to make both a hat and cowl if MC stays the same!

Sarah Chapman

Finished Size
Cowl: 24” circumference x 7 1⁄2” height
Skullcap: Adult S (16” circ, unstretched x 7 1⁄2” height)
Beanie: Adult M/L (17” circ, unstretched x 9” height)

Shown in Franca, 1 sk each of 2 colors.
Cowl shown in F62363 Batik (MC) and F9050 Party (CC).
Skullcap shown in F62363 Batik (MC) and F9050 Party (CC).
Beanie shown in F9050 Party (MC) and F62363 Batik (MC).

Ring Marker
Tapestry Needle
3 sts = 1" over Checkerboard Stitch, steam-blocked
Needle Size

US 10 / 6mm 24" nd
US 11 / 8mm 24" ndl, or size to obtain gauge

US 10 / 6mm 16" ndl
US 11 / 8mm 16" and dpns, or size to obtain gauge