The neat brim is worked in garter stitch at a tight gauge with short row shaping so that it’s longer over the ears — a minimalist approach to ear flaps. The crown is softly gathered with rapid decreases and joined with a 3-needle-bind-off worked from the inside. This creates a tidy seam detail more often found on ready to wear.
A decorative Channel Islands cast-on gives the bottom garter stitch band a knotted edge and incorporates another traditional gansey element. The cowl is completed with a textured rib pattern and all of the stitch patterns look great when worn in either direction so there’s no need to worry about top and bottom.
Sport weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape.
Hat: 215yds / 197m
Cowl: 345yds / 315m
Shown in Capital Luxury Sport
Stitch marker and tapestry needle
26 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st on larger needles for Newhaven,
24 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round for Alleunmer
Sport weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape. Shown in Capital Luxury Sport, cowl in Hollins Market and hat in Reservoir Hill.
US 3 / 3.25mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd
US 2 / 2.75mm 16" / 40cm circular needle for Newhaven
US 4 / 3.5mm 32" / 80cm circular for Alleunmer