A matching hat and cowl, knit in the round with bulky yarn.
Materials needed: needles US size 10 (6.0 mm), or size needed to get gauge. Hat can be knit on 16" circulars, switching to double points during the decrease rows. Cowl can be knit on circular needles, 16" or 24", or even 29" for the largest size. Yarn used for the samples was 2 balls of Serenity Chunky by Premier Yarns in Red Ochre. This is a super soft acrylic yarn that has 109 yards per 100 gram ball. Other yarns of similar size that can be substituted include Knitpicks Cadena, Malabrigo Chunky, or Cascade 109 LE Bulky. (Someone suggested to me that using 2 strands of Cascade 220 would also work.) I made the hat in S/M with about 2/3 of a ball and then used the rest of the yarn for a medium size cowl.
Pattern includes hat in 2 sizes, S/M for the average woman or teenager, M/L for men or anyone with a bigger head. Cowl is 3 sizes - small is kind of neckwarmer, medium is more drapey, and large is big enough that you can probably pull it down over your shoulders. (I suggest 3 balls of yarn for the large size.)
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