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Euphorbia Hat and Cowl

  • Featuring stranded colourwork, knitted in the round, this hat and matching cowl are inspired by the colours of the euphorbia and other spring perennials in the garden.



    The Border Mill Alpaca Tweed (Light aran / worsted weight) 
    100% British alpaca c. 190 m (208 yd) per 100g skein
    1 skein Golden Pear (A)
    1 skein Kingfisher (B)
    1 skein Anatolia (C)


    5 mm / US 8 circular needle 40 cm /16” long

    Set of 4 DPNs in gauge size for working centre of hat crown

    Stitch marker, tapestry needle for finishing, stainless steel pins for blocking

    Optional: extra large pom-pom maker (8-9cm diameter)


    21 sts and 25 rounds to 10 cm / 4” 



    Cowl - length 24 cm / 9.5”, circumference 61 cm / 24.5”
    Hat - circumference 53 cm / 21.5” to fit head of 55-60 cm (22-24”)



    The pattern uses stranded colourwork, requiring the anchoring of longer yarn floats at the back of the work. Other techniques include two-colour German twisted cast-on and corrugated ribbing.

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