Forest Floor Men’s Knit Cowl Pattern

With Christmas quickly approaching, I thought that I should post a free pattern to help you out with your gift list!  This men’s cowl pattern is not only easy, but looks super stylish as well.  I wrote the pattern to be knit in the round so that you don’t need to worry about sewing up the seam.

Men's Cowl Knitting Pattern 2

In case you are wondering who the handsome model is, it is my sweet husband Brett.  I can’t believe he agreed to let me use his photos, seeing that they may end up on Pinterest and other sites.  You know you’ve found the right guy when he is willing to risk embarrassment to make his wife happy.

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Free Men’s Knit Cowl Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this cowl:




K: Knit

P: Purl


Using circular needles, cast on 128 Stitches.  Place the stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join being careful not to twist your work.

Round 1: *K2, P2; repeat from * until end of round.

Round 2: P1; *K2, P2; repeat from * until last stitch of round;  P1.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until your work measures 5.5 inches.

Cast off your work and weave in all loose ends.

You have my permission to sell any items that you create with my patterns, but they are copyrighted so please do NOT copy, share, adjust, or resell this pattern as your own. As well, the images in my patterns are NOT to be used as your own if you are selling the items that you make with the patterns. Please use your own images of the actual items that you make.

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3 thoughts on “Forest Floor Men’s Knit Cowl Pattern

  1. Confusing! Under the title- Men’s Knit Cowl Pattern, it says:
    Here is what you will need to make this beanie: ?? So are the instructions for the Men’s Cowl or the beanie? Thanks!

  2. First time seeing a cowl for men. It looks like the mistake rib stitch Will make great winter gift for men. Not sure how many will be actually wear. Scarves yes but cowls????

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