A girl is stood outside holding a knitted cowl out in front of her. The cowl has pink, purple and grey stripes. Knitting stitches have been used to create texture and eyelet holes.
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Cupcake Cowl

A girl is stood outside holding a knitted cowl out in front of her. The cowl has pink, purple and grey stripes. Knitting stitches have been used to create texture and eyelet holes.

And just like that…we arrive at my last pattern release of 2019! Thank you for being part of the journey, it’s been an interesting year!

My two young girls, aged 8 and 2 years old were the inspiration behind this design. They get really excited by the idea of wearing matching clothing but with their age difference, this doesn’t happen in our mainstream clothing stores. My eldest daughter has said to me a few times, “I wish they made that in my size, then we could match”.

This year, I got to work and granted them their wish. I designed this cowl for toddlers, children and adults. Now we can all match…if we want to!

I have knit matching cowls for my two daughters and for my husband and son too! This design works for everybody.

A girl is stood outside wearing a knitted cowl. She is holding up the top of the cowl to show the design The cowl has pink, purple and grey stripes. Knitting stitches have been used to create texture and eyelet holes.

As this design was inspired by my girls, it only seemed right that I gave them the opportunity to name it too. I ask them for ideas and my eldest daughter told me that the ribbing, leading into the striped design reminded her of a cupcake. The ‘Cupcake Cowl’ was born!

When it came to choosing the yarn for the sample, I went with my old, tried and tested favourite Stylecraft Special DK.

This yarn is budget friendly and comes in a large range of beautiful colours. It washes and wears really well which is really important with the amount of washing the kids create! 

With steam blocking, this yarn is very soft against the skin and drapes well. A good all round yarn!

A girl is stood side on to the camera. She is outside wearing a knitted cowl. She is holding up the top of the cowl to show the design The cowl has pink, purple and grey stripes. Knitting stitches have been used to create texture and eyelet holes.

Pattern Information

SIZES

Toddler (Child, Adult)

Circumference: 48.5 (53.5, 61) cm / 19 (21, 24) in.

Height: 18 (23, 28) cm / 7 (9, 11) in.

YARN

  • Stylecraft Special DK (DK weight – Light (3))
  • 100% Premium Acrylic
  • Yardage: 295 m / 322 yd; 100 g / 3.52 oz

Colour 1: 1 ball – Silver (1203)

Colour 2: 1 ball – Pale Rose (1080)

Colour 3: 1 ball – Parma Violet (1724)

OR any DK – Light (3) weight yarn

Colour 1: 27 – 32.5 (27 – 32.5, 32.5 – 44.5) m / 30 – 36 (30 – 36, 36 – 49) yd

Colour 2: 38.5 – 50.5 (56.5 – 68, 88.5 – 106.5) m / 42.5 – 55.5 (61 – 74.5, 97 – 116.5) yd

Colour 3: 27 – 34 (44.5 – 59, 64.5 – 85) m / 30 – 37.5 (49 – 64.5, 71 – 93) yd

NEEDLES

4mm (US 6), 40 cm / 16 in. circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in. Stockinette stitch, in the round (blocked)

NOTIONS

  • Stitch marker
  • Darning/tapestry needle
  • Towels/blankets (for blocking)
  • Rustproof pins
  • Garment steamer/steam iron (if using synthetic yarn)

Don’t forget, you can share your WIP photographs and finished cowls with me over on Instagram using the hashtags #Lalele_Designs and #CupcakeCowl. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

Happy knitting

The name Hannah in a handwritten script font. There is a green hear to the left of the word Hannah

The Pattern

  • The fully formatted PDF crochet pattern including full written instructions, photographs and a progress tracker, is available to purchase on the following websites:
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