Magic Melvin’s Hat and Cowl

January 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm (knitting, Uncategorized)

This year my dad wanted a warm hat and scarf. I started out by making a hat and then got thinking about the scarf. I didn’t want to knit a full-sized scarf. I’m already seven feet into a Dr. Who scarf and another 6 feet of scarf on top of 12 feet of the Dr. Who scarf just didn’t sound appealing right now!
So instead I knitted a cowl for him. My dad, who is a very practical man loved it! He oohed and ahhhed over the colorwork, which I found amusing, since it’s pretty simple colorwork. Although, I must admit the blue and black are a very striking color combination.


Magic Melvin’s Cowl Stats

Cast on 70 sts. Knit 5 rows of K1 P1 twisted rib.  Switch to stockinette stitch with twisted rib border of 6 sts on either side.  Colorwork pattern used from The Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Yarn:  Paton’s Classic Wool in Black and That’s Blue

Needles:  size 7 circular

Magic Melvin’s Hat Stats
Modified the Marsan Watchcap Pattern. Followed the instructions for the twisted rib brim. Then switched to stockinette stitch, added the same colorwork as the hat, and worked the crown decreases from the watchcap. Used the same needles and yarn.


1 Comment

  1. indianananaknits said,

    Compliments to your DH on the great photo. Really shows off how gorgeous the hat & cowl are. They have both gotten some good use already! And your dad is always proud to tell everyone that you made them for him. Even your Brother#1 was properly impressed! 🙂

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