North Star {Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Knit}

This is the twenty-fifth post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression.  Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation!  Catch up by reading Day 24.   Skip forward to Day 26.

Tricky Fox

Our Minds are Tricky

The Default Mode Network of your brain has lots of little tricks to try to get your attention back. 

It’ll tell you all sorts of lies.  We have to get practiced at recognizing the lie and resisting the pull towards unconscious thought in order to kick those repetitive thought patterns.

The ides is to recognize and bring awareness to thoughts that you’ve starting focusing on.  Once you’re aware of them, they’re no longer an unconscious choice.  At this point, you can replace them with the loving meditative mantra you created a couple days ago.

However, this is where it can get tricky.

As soon as you consciously make the choice to let go of a repetitive thought pattern, your mind is going to start SCREAMING!

Remember, our minds (which are NOT us) are created to love certainty and rigidity.  Our mind thinks letting go of repetitive thoughts is an unsafe thing to do.  After all, if you keep thinking the same way you have in the past, you’ll get the same results.  Our minds love knowing exactly what to expect.

So…the moment you try to stop thinking a certain thought or to simply let thoughts come and go, you might hear your mind saying something like this (these are the lies my mind likes to use):

  • “Wait!  That was an important thought.  I shouldn’t forget about it.”

OR

  • “I’m sure if I think about this just a little more, I’ll be able to come up with some sort of solution.”

I’m here to tell you, though, that believing our minds’ lies often makes things worse.

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Stay Present and Smell the Coffee

I have gone back and continued to think those unconscious thoughts many times…and it has never paid off.

However, when I recognize that this is my mind’s tricky way of taking back control, I am easier able to let those thoughts go.

Suddenly I’m grounded back into the present.  In the present, I can look around, use my senses, and see that there’s nothing unsafe here.  Just another lovely day to be had if I can stay present to the moment.

Comment and tell me…

What lies does your mind tell you when trying to let sticky thoughts go?

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Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Knitting Pattern

Cute Cabled Cowl….

It has been so fun sharing so many free knitting patterns with you all during this event!  As usual, I’m sharing the knit version of the pattern from yesterday – my cute Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl.  This is a fun knit hooded cowl pattern featuring gorgeous cabled texture and all sizes Newborn through Adult.

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Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Knitting Pattern

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Knit Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Newborn: 13-14”

0-3 Months: 14-15”

3-6 Months: 14-17”

6-12 Months: 16-19”

1-3 Years: 18-20”

Child 3-10 Years: 19-20.5”

Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22”

Adult: 21.5-23”

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 180-520 Yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn. (See detailed yarn requirements for each size below) {If you’re unable to find a Super Bulky (6) Weight yarn, you can also hold two strands of Bulky (5) Weight yarn together or four strands of Worsted (4).  Just remember to adjust your yardage accordingly}
  • Size 9.0mm (US13) Straight Needles and Circular Needles with a length no longer than the circumference of the size you’re making (or use Double Pointed Needles or the Magic Loop Method) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

6 sts and 8 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • C6B: Cable 6 Back: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle, and hold in back of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle.
  • PBF: Purl the next stitch through the back and the front (increase by one stitch)
  • K2tog: Knit the next two sts together
  • P2tog: Purl the next two sts together
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

This pattern is written in US terms.

Video Resource Page:

http://melodys-makings.com/cbhcknitvideo/

Password: CBHCK0116

Detailed Yarn Requirements

Newborn Yarn Requirements: Approx. 180 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

0-3 Month Yarn Requirements: Approx. 200 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

3-6 Month Yarn Requirements: Approx. 240 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

6-12 Month Yarn Requirements: Approx. 260 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

1-3 Year Yarn Requirements: Approx. 320 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

3-10 Year Yarn Requirements: Approx. 440 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

Teen Yarn Requirements: Approx. 500 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

Adult Yarn Requirements: Approx. 520 yards of Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn

Newborn Pattern

Cast on 40 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P11, *K6, P6* Repeat one more time, P5

Row 2: K11, *P6, K6* Repeat one more time, K5

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P11, *C6B, P6* Repeat one more time, P5

Row 6: K11, *P6, K6* Repeat one more time, K5

Row 7: P11, *K6, P6* Repeat one more time, P5

Row 8: K11, *P6, K6* Repeat one more time, K5

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 5.5 inches (14cm) in length from the cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 20 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 40 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles. When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 40 sts, (42 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1: P3, PBF1, P1, K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6, PBF2, K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6, P1, PBF1, P3

(50 total sts)

Round 2: P6, K6, P5, K6, P4, K6, P5, K6, P6

Round 3: P4, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF2, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1,

P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P4 (58 total sts)

Round 4: P7, C6B, P7, C6B, P6, C6B, P7, C6B, P7

Round 5: P5, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P3,

PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P5 (66 total sts)

Round 6: P8, K6, P9, K6, P8, K6, P9, K6, P8

Round 7: P6, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P5,

PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P6 (74 total sts)

Rounds 8&9: P9, K6, P11, K6, P10, K6, P11, K6, P9

Round 10: P9, C6B, P11, C6B, P10, C6B, P11, C6B, P9

Rounds 11-13: P9, K6, P11, K6, P10, K6, P11, K6, P9

Round 14: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 12 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl.  Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

0-3 Month Pattern

Cast on 44 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P7, *K6, P6* Repeat across to last stitch, P1 (44 total sts)

Row 2: K7, *P6, K6* Repeat across to last stitch, K1

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P7, *C6B, P6* Repeat across to last stitch, P1

Row 6: K7, *P6, K6* Repeat across to last stitch, K1

Row 7: P7, *K6, P6* Repeat across to last stitch, P1

Row 8: K7, *P6, K6* Repeat across to last stitch, K1

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 6 inches (15.25cm) in length from the

cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 21 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.  Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 46 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles.  When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 46 sts, (48 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place   stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1: P6, PBF1, P1, K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6, PBF2, K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6, P1, PBF1, P6 (56 total sts)

Round 2: P9, K6, P5, K6, P4, K6, P5, K6, P9

Round 3: P7, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF2, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P7 (64 total sts)

Round 4: P10, C6B, P7, C6B, P6, C6B, P7, C6B, P10

Round 5: P8, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P8 (72 total sts)

Round 6: P11, K6, P9, K6, P8, K6, P9, K6, P11

Round 7: P11, K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6, P11 (78 total sts)

Rounds 8&9: P11, K6, P11, K6, P10, K6, P11, K6, P11

Round 10: P11, C6B, P11, C6B, P10, C6B, P11, C6B, P11

Rounds 11-13: P11, K6, P11, K6, P10, K6, P11, K6, P11

Round 14: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 12 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl. Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

3-6 Month Pattern

Cast on 46 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P2, *K6, P6* Repeat 2 more times, K6, P2 (46 total sts)

Row 2: K2, *P6, K6* Repeat 2 more times, P6, K2           

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P2 *C6B, P6* Repeat 2 more times, C6B, P2

Row 6: K2, *P6, K6* Repeat 2 more times, P6, K2

Row 7: P2, *K6, P6* Repeat 2 more times, K6, P2

Row 8: K2, *P6, K6* Repeat 2 more times, P6, K2

Row 9: Knit  

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 6.5 inches (16.5cm) in length from the       cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 23 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 48 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles. When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 48 sts, (50 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1: K6, *PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6* Repeat one more time, PBF2, *K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1* Repeat one more time, K6 (60 total sts)

Round 2: K6, *P5, K6* Repeat one more times, P4, *K6, P5* Repeat one more time, K6

Round 3: K6, *P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF2, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more times, K6 (70 total sts)

Round 4: K6, *P7, C6B* Repeat one more time, P6, *C6B, P7* Repeat one more time, K6

Round 5: K6, *P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6 (80 total sts)

Round 6: K6, *P9, K6* Repeat one more time, P8, *K6, P9* Repeat one more time, K6

Round 7: K6, *P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6 (90 total sts)

Rounds 8&9: K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more time, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6

Round 10: K6, *P11, C6B* Repeat one more time, P10, *C6B, P11* Repeat one more time, K6

Rounds 11-13: K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more time, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6

Round 14: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 12 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl. Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

6-12 Month Pattern

Cast on 48 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P3, *K6, P6* Repeat 2 more times, K6, P3 (48 total sts)

Row 2: K3, *P6, K6* Repeat 2 more times, P6, K3

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P3, *C6B, P6* Repeat 2 more times, C6B, P3

Row 6: K3, *P6, K6* Repeat 2 more times, P6, K3

Row 7: P3, *K6, P3* Repeat 2 more times, K6, P3

Row 8: K3, *P6, K6* Repeat 2 more times, P6, K3

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 7 inches (17.75cm) in length from the       cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 24 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 52 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles.

When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 52 sts, (54 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1:  PBF1, P1, K6, *PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6* Repeat one more time, PBF2, *K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1 (66 total sts)

Round 2: P3, K6, *P5, K6* Repeat one more time, P4, *K6, P5* Repeat one more time, K6, P3

Round 3: P1, PBF1, P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF2, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P1 (78 total sts)

Round 4: P4, C6B, *P7, C6B* Repeat one more time, P6, *C6B, P7* Repeat one more time, K6, P4

Round 5: P2, PBF1, P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P2 (90 total sts)

Round 6: P5, K6, *P9, K6* Repeat one more time, P8, *K6, P9* Repeat one more times, K6, P5

Round 7: P3, PBF1, P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P3 (102 total sts)

Rounds 8&9: P6, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more times, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6, P6

Round 10: P6, C6B, *P11, C6B * Repeat one more times, P10, * C6B, P11* Repeat one more time, C6B, P6

Rounds 11-14: P6, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more times, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time,    K6, P6

Rounds 15&16: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 12 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl. Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

1 – 3 Year Pattern

Cast on 54 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P6, *K6, P6* Repeat 3 more times (54 total sts)

Row 2: K6, *P6, K6* Repeat 3 more times

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P6, *C6B, P6* Repeat 3 more times

Row 6: K6, *P6, K6* Repeat 3 more times

Row 7: P6, *K6, P6* Repeat 3 more times

Row 8: K6, *P6, K6* Repeat 3 more times

Row 9: Knit  

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 7.5 inches (19cm) in length from the cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 27 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 54 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles.

When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 54 sts, (56 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1: P1, PBF1, P1, K6, *PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6* Repeat one more time, PBF2, *K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P1 (68 total sts)

Round 2: P4, K6, *P5, K6* Repeat one more time, P4, *K6, P5* Repeat one more time, K6, P4

Round 3: P2, PBF1, P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF2, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P2 (80 total sts)

Round 4: P5, C6B, *P7, C6B* Repeat one more time, P6, *C6B, P7* Repeat one more time, C6B, P5

Round 5: P3, PBF1, P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P3 (92 total sts)

Round 6: P6, K6, *P9, K6* Repeat one more time, P8, *K6, P9* Repeat one more time, K6, P6

Round 7: P4, PBF1, P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat one more time, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P4 (104 total sts)

Round 8: P7, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more time, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6, P7

Round 9: PBF1, P6, K6, *P5, PBF1, P5, K6* Repeat one more time, P5, PBF1, P4, *K6, P5, PBF1, P5* Repeat one more time, K6, P7

Round 10: P8, C6B, *P12, C6B* Repeat one more time, P11, *C6B, P12* Repeat one more time, C6B, P7 (110 total sts)

Rounds 11-15: P8, K6, *P12, K6* Repeat one more time, P11, *K6, P12* Repeat one more time, K6, P7

Rounds 16-18: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 14 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2 (12 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1 (10 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl. Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

Child Pattern

Cast on 64 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P5, *K6, P6* Repeat 3 more times, K6, P5 (64 total sts)

Row 2: K5, *P6, K6* Repeat 3 more times, P6, K5

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P5, *C6B, P6* Repeat 3 more times, C6B, P5

Row 6: K5, *P6, K6* Repeat 3 more times, P6, K5

Row 7: P5, *K6, P6* Repeat 3 more times, K6, P5

Row 8: K5, *P6, K6* Repeat 3 more times, P6, K5

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 8 inches (20.25cm) in length from the       cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 32 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 62 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles.

When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 62 sts, (64 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1:  K4, *PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6* Repeat two more times, PBF2, *K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1* Repeat two more times, K4 (78 total sts)

Round 2: K4, *P5, K6* Repeat two more times, P4, *K6, P5* Repeat two more times, K4

Round 3: K4, *P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF2, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K4 (92 total sts)

Round 4: K4, *P7, C6B* Repeat two more times, P6, *C6B, P7* Repeat two more times, K4

Round 5: K4, *P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K4 (106 total sts)

Round 6: K4, *P9, K6* Repeat two more times, P8, *K6, P9* Repeat two more times, K4

Round 7: K4, *P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K4 (120 total sts)

Rounds 8&9: K4, *P11, K6* Repeat two more times, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat two more times, K4

Round 10: K4, *P11, C6B* Repeat two more times, P10, *C6B, P11* Repeat two more times, K4

Rounds 11-15: K4, *P11, K6* Repeat two more times, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat two more times, K4

Rounds 16-18: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 14 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2 (12 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1 (10 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl.  Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

 

Teen Pattern

Cast on 68 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P1, *K6, P6* Repeat 4 more times, K6, P1 (68 total sts)

Row 2: K1, *P6, K6* Repeat 4 more times, P6, K1

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P1, *C6B, P6* Repeat 4 more times, C6B, P1

Row 6: K1, *P6, K6* Repeat 4 more times, P6, K1

Row 7: P1, *K6, P6* Repeat 4 more times, K6, P1

Row 8: K1, *P6, K6* Repeat 4 more times, P6, K1

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 8.25 inches (21cm) in length from the cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 34 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.

Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 64 sts around the base of the hood onto your circular needles.

When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 64 sts, (66 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1: K5, *PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6* Repeat two more times, PBF2, *K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1* Repeat two more times, K5 (80 total sts)

Round 2: K5, *P5, K6* Repeat two more times, P4, *K6, P5* Repeat two more times, K5

Round 3: K5, *P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF2, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K5 (94 total sts)

Round 4: K5, *P7, C6B* Repeat two more times, P6, * C6B, P7* Repeat two more times, K5

Round 5: K5, *P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K5 (108 total sts)

Round 6: K5, *P9, K6* Repeat two more times, P8, * K6, P9* Repeat two more times, K5

Round 7: K5, *P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1, *K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K5 (122 total sts)

Round 8: K5, *P11, K6* Repeat two more times, P10, * K6, P11* Repeat two more times, K5

Round 9: K5, P1, PBF1, P7, PBF1, P1, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more time, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6, P1, PBF1, P7, PBF1, P1, K5 (126 total sts)

Round 10: K5, P13, C6B, *P11, C6B* Repeat one more time, P10, *C6B, P11* Repeat one more time, C6B, P13, K5

Rounds 11-15: K5, P13, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more time, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6, P13, K5

Round 16: K5, P13, C6B, *P11, C6B* Repeat one more time, P10, *C6B, P11* Repeat one more time, C6B, P13, K5

Rounds 17-20: K5, P13, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat one more time, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat one more time, K6, P13, K5

Rounds 21&22: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 18 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K2 (16 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1 (14 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1 (12 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1 (10 total sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl. Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

 

Adult Pattern

Cast on 72 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: P3, *K6, P6* Repeat 4 more times, K6, P3 (72 total sts)

Row 2: K3, *P6, K6* Repeat 4 more times, P6, K3

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

{See Video 1 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: P3, *C6B, P6* Repeat 4 more times, C6B, P3

Row 6: K3, *P6, K6* Repeat 4 more times, P6, K3

Row 7: P3, *K6, P6* Repeat 4 more times, K6, P3

Row 8: K3, *P6, K6* Repeat 4 more times, P6, K3

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 9&10 until your project measures approx. 8.5 inches (21.5cm) in length from the cast on edge.

{See Video 2 for help with next step}

Bind off using the Three Needle Bind Off method (you will need to divide your stitches with 36 on each needle).  Make sure your project has the right side (knit side) together before binding off.  Cut yarn, and secure and weave in all ends.  Turn your project right side out.

{See Video 3 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the project, with the knit side facing and starting from the back corner, pick up and knit 68 sts around the base of the project onto your circular needles.

When you reach the front corner of the project, Cast On 2 extra sts (using cable cast on method) and then continue by picking up your next knit stitch from the front corner of the other side (see photo 1).  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the project.  When you have picked up all 68 sts, (70 sts including extra 2 you cast on) join your project in the round and place stitch marker.

{See Video 4 for help with Round 1}

Round 1: P1, K6, *PBF1, P1, PBF1, K6* Repeat two more times, PBF2, *K6, PBF1, P1, PBF1* Repeat two more times, K6, P1 (84 total sts)

Round 2: P1, K6, *P5, K6* Repeat two more times, P4, *K6, P5* Repeat two more times, K6, P1

Round 3: P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF2, P1 *K6, P1, PBF1, P1, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K6, P1 (98 total sts)

Round 4: P1, C6B, *P7, C6B * Repeat two more times, P6, * C6B, P7* Repeat two more times, C6B, P1

Round 5: P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P2, PBF1, P1 *K6, P1, PBF1, P3, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K6, P1 (112 total sts)

Round 6: P1, K6, *P9, K6* Repeat two more times, P8, *K6, P9* Repeat two more times, K6, P1

Round 7: P1, K6, *P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P4, PBF1, P1,*K6, P1, PBF1, P5, PBF1, P1* Repeat two more times, K6, P1 (126 total sts)

Round 8: P1, K6, *P11, K6* Repeat two more times, P10, *K6, P11* Repeat two more times, K6, P1

Round 9: P1, K6, *P5, PBF1, P5, K6* Repeat two more times, P1, PBF1, P6, PBF1, P1 *K6, P5, PBF1, P5* Repeat two more times, K6, P1 (134 total sts)

Round 10: P1, C6B, *P12, C6B* Repeat two more times, P12, *C6B, P12* Repeat two more times, C6B, P1

Rounds 11-15: P1, K6, *P12, K6* Repeat two more times, P12, *K6, P12* Repeat two more times, K6, P1

Round 16: P1, C6B, *P12, C6B* Repeat two more times, P12, *C6B, P12* Repeat two more times, C6B, P1

Rounds 17-21: P1, K6, *P12, K6* Repeat two more times, P12, *K6, P12* Repeat two more times, K6, P1

Round 22: P1, C6B, *P12, C6B* Repeat two more times, P12, *C6B, P12* Repeat two more times, C6B, P1

Rounds 23-25: P1, K6, *P12, K6* Repeat two more times, P12, *K6, P12* Repeat two more times, K6, P1

Round 26: Knit

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Cast on 18 sts onto Straight Needles

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K2, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K2 (16 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K1, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1 (14 total sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: K1, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1 (12 total sts)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1 (10 total sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1(8 total sts)

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Do not bind off. Using yarn or tapestry needle, take stitches off of knitting needle as if to purl. Pull tail through all stitches to cinch the bottom into circular shape.  Leave tails on to use for securing to the hat.   Use yarn needle to secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the cabled section.

 

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This cute free knit hooded cowl pattern features a pretty cable texture and sizes Newborn through Adult.

5 Comments On “North Star {Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Knit}”

  1. My mind tells me everything electronic is more urgent than what is happening In Real life right in front of me.

    Thanks for the adorable pattern.

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  2. What an adorable and versatile pattern. I’lol make it with ears for my grandchildren and with capelet for me. Knitting reduces my stress levels so fun patterns are great.

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  3. Melody, thank you so much for all of these wonderful patterns.
    Be Blessed!

    xo Sue Smith

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  4. I’m not good enough and can’t do what I want to. Sadly when I think of it, it’s not even my voice, it’s the voices of my family growing up and even now if I allow them telling me this but I know deep down they are wrong and have to purposely tell myself how wrong they are.

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  5. It’ll be okay, keep doing the certain job, but really it never gets better and so I finally chose to not do that certain job and now work for a lower pay job and I’m much happier and not as stressed!

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