Big Boy Cowl
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The Big Boy Cowl {Free Knitting Pattern}

The Big Boy CowlThe Big Boy Cowl is a cute little chunky neck warmer that can be knitted while watching TV on a cold winters evening. This super chunky cowl is a warm accessory that will make mom happy for it’s protection against the winter chill and will make your little guy feel like a real cool dude.

Big Boy Cowl 2Any kid will love wearing a cowl because it is warm and toasty without getting in the way during play time like a normal wrapped scarf would. My son loves to choose his own wool colors and proudly wears his cowls straight off my needles!

Big Boy Cowl 3

Big Boy Cowl 1

What you will need:

  • A handsome boy to knit for 🙂
  • 10mm Knitting needles
  • Any brand of Super Chunky Wool

Pattern using circular needles:

Cast on 42 stitches. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist stitches.
*Knit 1, purl 1; rep from * continuously (without counting rounds) until piece measures about 20cm from beginning.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Pattern using straight needles:

Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1: *Knit 1, purl 1; * continuously to end of row.
Row 2: *Purl 1, knit 1; * continuously to end of row.
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until piece measures about 20 cm from beginning.
Bind off.

Sew the two sides together using mattress stitch.
Weave in ends.

Now make a few Big Boy Cowls in various colors and give them to all the handsome boys you know!

Big Boy Cowl 5



Anthea O'Neill is a wife and proud mom of three. She is front-end web developer, blogger and a self-proclaimed glitter & yarn addict. Anthea's Project Life is a blog for the modern mom.

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  1. Love cowl scarves–my mother knit me a few when I moved from sunny Florida to cooler Netherlands! Your son did a great job modeling it!

    1. Anthea says:

      I think he did a great job too! And these are so convenient no becoming unraveled like a scarf.

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