Crazy Hands Knitting

Wicker set: knit cowl pattern & knit headband pattern

Wicker set: knit cowl pattern & knit headband pattern

Wicker Knit Cowl Pattern

Jogging in a foggy chilly morning might be a real challenge, but with this set you can forget about keeping your ears warm, neck protected and fully enjoy your sport activities. But this is obviously not the only use of the knit cowl and knit headband, I'm sure that you will also enjoy wearing it on a regular walk as well . Orange knit cowl and knit headband has a refreshing color and will definitely make your mood more positive. I hope you will like my wicker set and enjoy knitting it. Let’s get started!

Knit cable cowl size:

Length: 56 cm

Gauge: 14 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k knit

p – purl

selvage stitch Always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

Knit cowl pattern: cable 3 back knitting stitch description - step#1

Knit cowl pattern: cable 3 back knitting stitch description - step#2

Knit cowl pattern: cable 3 back knitting stitch description - step#3

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

Knit cowl pattern: cable 3 front knitting stitch description - step#1

Knit cowl pattern: cable 3 front knitting stitch description - step#2

Knit cowl pattern: cable 3 front knitting stitch description - step#3

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> For the cowl: 16 inch circular needles number 8 US (5 mm);

<> For the headband: needles number 6 US (4 mm);

<> Bonito Lanoso 49% wool, 51% acrylic. Orange color: 100 grams -300 m per skein (Used in total 1.5 skeins).

Knitting the body of the cowl:

I didn’t have a bulky yarn this time, so I was knitting a cowl scarf with 2 strands of the yarn at the same time.  You can use 2 balls simultaneously or just use 1 ball with yarns that come from the outside and from the center. 

Cast on 48 stitches for the cowl.

Row 1: selvage st (slip the first stitch), 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 38k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st (purl).

Row 2: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 36p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 3: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, [C3F] – 6 times 1k,1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 4: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 36p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 5: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 38k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 6: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 36p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 7: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 3k, [C3B] – 5 times, 3k, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 8: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 36p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Keep repeating Rows 1-8 until you reach desired length of knit cowl.

half knit cowl

finished knit cowl

Cut the yarn leaving 35-40 cm tail.

As in my previous sandy winter cable cowl pattern I was using method of horizontal invisible seam to finish it. I believe it’s the best way to join two edges. Please follow the link and check detailed explanation of invisible seam here.

cable pattern of knit cowl

Wicker knit headband pattern

Using the same cable pattern start knitting headband or, as many call it, ear warmers.

Cast on 26 stitches for the headband. If you need to make the knitted headband narrower or on the contrary wider, just remove or add extra stitches keeping in mind that main cable scheme must be divided by 6.

Row 1: selvage st (slip the first stitch), 1k, 1p, 20k, 1p, 1k, selvage st (purl).

Row 2: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 18p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 3: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, [C3F] – 3 times 1k,1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 4: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 18p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 5: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 20k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 6: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 18p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 7: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 3k, [C3B] – 2 times, 3k, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Row 8: selvage st, 1k, 1p, 1k, 18p, 1k, 1p, 1k, selvage st.

Repeat Rows 1-8 as much as you need.

Finish knit headband using same knitting technique of horizontal invisible seam.

cables pattern of the wicker knit headband

finished cable knit headband with needles

The set is ready, and it looks really adorable. If you are going to wear it during the winter, you can decorate it with a matching color fur pom pom or couple of them.

Thanks a lot for spending your time on my blog and reading both patterns - knit cowl pattern and knit headband pattern.

wicker knit cowl

wicker knit cowl and wicker knit headband

wicker knit cowl and wicker knit headband on the mannequin

wicker knit headband on the mannequin

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31 comments

Gerry 25th April 2016 at 00:10

I love the wicker set – cowl and headband. I started with the headband – did the first 8 rows and my project looks nothing like the picture. It seems to me the pattern is different for headband and cowl. The row after the cable row – in cowl, purl the middle stitches – in headband – knit those stitches. I am an experienced knitter – but need to follow a pattern. Are you sure yours is correct. I feel as if I can’t be that far off – but I do seem to be! Help!

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crazyhands 25th April 2016 at 01:16

Hello Gerry, I do really sorry for making you confused. Please purl always after the cable row.

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Sue Key 3rd May 2016 at 01:34

Keep trying to order some poms but it won’t let me. Can u assist?

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crazyhands 3rd May 2016 at 22:24

Hi dear Sue!
Please let me know what problem(s) you are facing when ordering poms and I will assist you as much as I can 🙂

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Adele 11th May 2016 at 10:25

I have a question about the headband I printed the pattern of and rows 4 &6 begin selvage stitch, selvage stitch I don’t know what to do about the second selvage stitch as with the first one you slip it purlwise do you do the same with the second one or do you purl it. I have relooked at the pattern online again and it now only has selvage stitch, selvage stitch written like that on row 5 can you please tell me what i’m supposed to do as I’m confused. Also I’m doing it in chunky wool and have decided to do it on size 10 needles they are thick ones. What ply wool did you use. Thanks Adele

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crazyhands 11th May 2016 at 10:57

Hello Adele. Row 5 was simple misprint. Please start all rows with selvage stitch ( slip it purlwise ) and finish each row with selvage stitch (purl). I was doing in bulky wool. You can use any type of wool just control the width of headband. Hope it helps!

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Adele 12th May 2016 at 08:44

Thank you so much it does help and I did wonder if it was a misprint. Adele

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Pam 13th September 2016 at 19:03

Great patterns. Can’t wait to make these. Thank you for sharing!

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Crazyhands 2nd December 2016 at 19:50

Thanks Pam for your appreciation, this is what inspires me 🙂

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Robin Dilg 2nd November 2018 at 22:20

How much yarn is needed for all 3 items and where can I buy this yarn?

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Knitting Guru 4th November 2018 at 02:07

Hi, you will need about 2 teal blue and 3 yellow balls. I can find for you these yarns but the shipping cost will be about 15$ as it is more then 250 grams

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Gloria Alva 16th November 2016 at 23:10

Thank you very much for this extremely gorgeous pattern.

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Crazyhands 2nd December 2016 at 19:53

Hi Gloria, it’s a pleasure for me to share my work. Thanks a lot for your feedback.

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Jenny 12th January 2017 at 11:27

Just finished the headband for my daughter for walking her beagle Jasoer it’s a really easy pattern and looks great

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annanitato_175 12th January 2017 at 14:19

Thank you Jenny. I will be happy to see your project on FB or Instagram.

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Emma 16th September 2017 at 05:36

Do you use round needles for the headband as well?

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editor 6th November 2017 at 11:02

Hi. No, for the headband I have used simple knitting needles.

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Jayce 4th December 2017 at 22:16

Hi ! Your patterns look great ! But I was wondering how to make the cowl pictured above, without the bands on each side. It seems to me the pictured cowl isn’t representative of the pattern because there isn’t an edge to it. Thanks for you help !

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 4th December 2017 at 22:49

Hi Jayce. If you dont want to knit bands on each side and would like to leave only cabling part then remove from each row and each side part -1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k. Dont forget to leave salvage stitches.

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Karen 28th July 2018 at 16:22

Hi ! I’m knitting the cowl with a bulky yarn and it is almost impossible to do the cables as the stitches are so tight ! Using size 8 straight needles. Did first 8 rows. Not sure I should go on or rip and start over with bigger needles. Suggestion?

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 5th August 2018 at 01:14

Hey. Yes it is better to take bigger needle size. I am sure this knit cowl will look perfect with a bulky yarn as well.

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Robin Dilg 2nd November 2018 at 22:22

How much yarn is needed for all 3 items and where can I buy this yarn?

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Knitting Guru 4th November 2018 at 02:07

Hi, you will need about 2 teal blue and 3 yellow balls. I can find for you these yarns but the shipping cost will be about 15$ as it is more then 250 gramms

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Shirley 5th November 2018 at 16:58

Hi, I am making the headband only. I plan on using a worsted yarn. Would I just use a single strand or double as you mentioned in the cowl pattern?

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Knitting Guru 7th November 2018 at 01:16

I think 1 strand will be enough if you are satisfied with the headband’s width

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Mary 14th January 2019 at 16:38

I’m going to start the headband tonight ,hope it looks as good as the picture very pretty ..

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Knitting Guru 15th January 2019 at 23:36

Mary good luck with your knit headband

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Yumi 26th January 2019 at 01:21

Wonderful Pattern! It’s easy to follow for a beginner like me, however, I have a question… When you finish every row, do you turn your work or continue on the round? And if you continue on the row, where do you start the following row? Thanks so much!
<3

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Knitting Guru 26th January 2019 at 15:29

Hi,
Yes i turn my work all the time. Every row starts and ends with selvage stitch. Let me know if you have other questions.

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Yumira Galindo 29th January 2019 at 22:13

I almost finish mine! It’s a gorgeous pattern. Now as I said before, I’m a beginner, so before I do the seam, do I have to cast off or not? Thanks for your replies

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Knitting Guru 30th January 2019 at 10:19

Hi. Happy to hear that you like the pattern. No, you don’t need to cast off. Use horizontal invisible method to sew. If it is not clear from my pictures you can find many video online. Hope to see your project in FB or Instagram.

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