Thursday, January 30

Versa Style Cowl/Hat to knit

Versa Style is a project I started in the fall. When I was working on the Crazy Quilt Sampler Blanket, I found this really cool mosaic look stitch pattern. I kept thinking there should be some way for me to use this stitch for another project.

I decided to knit a cowl. Thought about making a matching hat and hated to decrease out the top and interrupt the stitch pattern. So I came up with a different way to turn this cowl into a hat. Here is a picture of it laid out flat.

Knit in the round from the bottom up, the side strap can be buttoned at the side as trim on the cowl, buttoned over the top to turn the cowl into two different hats, or pulled around the cowl to pull one side down for a different look. For the hat, if you pull the strap over and button it you will get a cat-eared hat. If you tuck in the sides before you button the strap, it will look more like a turban. It's a very versatile accessory, hence the name.

You'll need 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles, and two 3/4-1" buttons. I've given options in the pattern if you want to make a longer cowl, want a closed top hat, or don't want the strap added. I used a single skein of Patons Classic Wool in Aquarium for the sample and two silver buttons.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for $3.00. Click the PATTERN STORE LINK in the right column of my blog to go to my Ravelry pattern store. Have fun with this one!




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