Duplex Beanie and Cowl Digital Download

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This knitting pattern PDF is for the Duplex Beanie and Cowl. These accessories use stranded colourwork to create this chain like effect. By using a speckled yarn for the base (contrast colour) a different look can be achieved.

This well-proportioned beanie features an unusual style of shaping that allows the colourwork pattern to extend to the crown. The method of shaping creates faux seams that can be worn at the sides or front and back facing. The generous rib edging can be adjusted when folded back to achieve the wearer’s desired fit. It can be topped with a large pompom.

The cosy cowl is simple to style and wear. The colourwork pattern weaves its way across a painterly background of tonal colour and is framed either side with a short section of rib.

The stranded colourwork pattern can be worked from the chart or the written instructions.

The Duplex Beanie and Cowl require intermediate knitting skills.

circumference approx 50cm/19¾ins
width approx 12cm/4¾ins

To fit head size child (small adult, large adult)
circumference approx 42 (50, 58) cm/16½ (19¾, 22¾) ins
depth with rib folded back approx 20 (24, 27) cm/7¾ (9½, 10½) ins

Choose a beanie size that will stretch to fit your head.
It is intended to be worn with approx 2-5cm/¾-2ins of negative ease.

Yarn Used:  8 ply/DK weight yarn

approx 70 metres/77 yards of colour 1 (C1)
and 40 metres/44 yards of colour 2 (C2).

approx 105 (140, 175) metres/116 (154, 193) yards of colour 1 (C1)
and 55 (75, 95) metres/61 (83, 105) yards of colour 2 (C2).
Plus approx 45 metres/50 yards for large pompom.

Needles and notions

  • one each 5mm/US 8 and 4.5mm/US 7 circular needles both 40cm/16ins long for cowl
  • one each 3.25mm/US 3 and 4.5mm/US 7 circular needles both 40cm/16ins long and a set of 4.5mm/US 7 double-pointed needles for beanie
  • pompom maker for beanie (optional)
  • stitch markers and yarn needle


After wet blocking, the tension required is 24 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4ins over colourwork pattern, worked in rounds using 4.5mm needles.

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