Pip-Squeak Chapeau Inspired Neck Warmer Pattern

Hi everyone! This is my first attempt at writing out one of my knitting patterns, so any feedback on it will help. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the gauge I used, so once I have time to pick up some different yarn and try this again, i'll adjust the pattern. Hopefully, this will give you a good starting point. Here we go.


I used 2 Skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky in Color #1405. I combined these two yarns to double the thickness of my stitch. For this reason, I eyed the length so that I could get away with only using these two skeins.


US Size 15, 16" Circulars


This is a pretty straightforward tube, knit in the round. The only thing you're going to have to know how to do is knit a stitch and decrease using these techniques -

* SSK (slip, slip, knit): The method I use is the SSK "Improved" method, which is shown on this website. To do this, you slip the first stitch as if to knit, slip the second stitch as if to purl and then knit those two stitches together through the back loops.
* K2TOG (knit two together): This is just as it sounds. Knit two stitches together through the back loops.
* YO (yarn over): bringing yarn in front of right knitting needle and over to the back, adding an extra stitch.


Cast On 55 sts (stitches). Join for working in the rnd (round), being careful not to twist. Place marker (I use a paperclip) to indicate the beginning of your round. Working in Stockingnette st (knitting all sts every round), work until you've reached the length that you'd like that decrease round to hit the back of your head -- I think I knit around 20 rnds. On next rnd, starting from marker, k 12 sts, ssk, k 4 sts, k2tog and knit to end of rnd. K 1 rnd. Starting from marker again, k 12 sts, ssk, k 2 sts, knit 2 tog and k to end of rnd. K 1 rnd. From marker, k 12 sts, ssk, yo, k2tog and k to end of rnd. Continue knitting for as many rnds as you can until you have just enough yarn to cast off. There, you go! You're done! Super easy, right? Just sew in those ends and you've got your very own Pip-Squeak Inspired Neck Warmer!


Julia said...

so excited to discover this blog, elly. i love your designs so much, i can't wait to try my own soon. you and jenny are so inspiring. thanks for sharing!

LetterToKayleen said...

i really wish i knew how to knit, because i really want that neck warmer.

tiffany... said...

thanks elly!
i think i may knit one up this weekend! have a lovely sunday!

Deborah said...

I can't wait to use up some yarn with this pattern. Thanks Elly!

elly said...

you're welcome everyone, and thank you! for those of you who try this pattern, please let me know how it works out. kayleen, i'm so tempted to tell you i'll knit you one. they are so easy!

jonicsherman@yahoo.ca said...

I am really happy that you figured this out. I showed one of my knitting gurus and she wasn't quite sure how to do so. So yaay. I am so excited. This weekend's wicked project.
If I could make one suggestion: I think that what would be a great help since you don't know the guage if you could let us know how many inches or cms you knit before you start with the "fancy" stitchs (decrease).
Thanks, Hope it is a good Super Tuesday.
joni from canada

c. rachel said...

Love keeping my neck warm--this will definitely go on my to-do list. Thanks for the pattern!

kirsten said...

"you make my day!"
thank you! :)

Hanna said...

I am so glad I found this! I have really been wanting to make one of these, but I could not find a pattern anywhere. I just made one with thick yarn, but it is not as long as I'd like. Do you know how to make it so that it sort of has a hood to cover your head?

katie said...

having an actual pattern for the neck warmer i've been considering all winter has me seriously considering pulling out my knitting needles. so great.

and as always, your photography is lovely!

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Kristien said...

Elly, thank you so much for posting this pattern! Working on the cowl has restored my faith in knitting as a hobby, after a long period of getting nowhere on 5 in. needles with a baby blanket project. I'm almost done with the cowl--love the just for aesthetics hole in the middle.

>< said...

great blog!!! i definitely want to try this pattern. thank you for sharing! :)