Peavine Hat and Cowl Set Free Knitting Pattern

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Peavine Peak, a tall standing mountain on the north end of the Truckee Meadows (where Reno is located), is an important landmark to Reno residents and one of my favorite places in the area. When I first moved to Reno over 12 years ago, I used it as a directional landmark. To me, it was the "brown mountain" that marked the Northwest corner of town. At the time, I had no idea how important the mountain is to this area. Several years later, I lived a short walking distance from the mountain and would walk my dog Wallace there almost daily. We could leave our house and be at the base of the mountain in about 10 minutes, then walk for hours on one of the many trails. Hiking to the "N" was one of our favorite hikes. The letter "N", marked in painted rocks, is in honor of the University of Nevada here in Reno (my alma mater).

Peavine's history extends well beyond recreation. The native Washoe tribes used Peavine not only as a landmark, but a seasonal indicator. It is said that the Washoe would not plant their summer crops until all of the snow melted off of Peavine in the spring, a rule that many local residents (myself included) still use to this day when planning their gardens. As a Reno resident, Peavine Peak has held much significance in my life that I thought it a fitting inspiration for this design.

This matching hat and cowl set is knit with two yarns held together - a beautiful hand-dyed merino wool and a silky mohair to create a cozy set to wear on the coldest of days. The hat is an updated slouchy fit while the cowl is shaped to slightly widen at the bottom for a more comfortable fit. The simple mock cable pattern creates a bit of interest while still being an easy knit. This set is perfect for those late fall hikes on Peavine Peak, or anywhere else you choose to enjoy them!
 Peavine Hat and Cowl Set
 Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze Yarn

 Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze Yarn
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Materials **Note: If you are knitting only one of the garments, you will only need one skein of each yarn.
  • 16 sts to 4" in mock cable pattern on US size 9 needles.
Finished Measurements
Hat (S, M, L):
  • S: 18" unstretched and 8" high.
  • M: 19" unstretched and 8.5" high.
  • L: 20" unstretched and 9" high.

To Fit:
  • S: 18-20" head circumference.
  • M: 19-21" head circumference.
  • L: 20-22" head circumference.
Cowl (One Size):
  • Top Edge: 20" circumference.
  • Bottom Edge: 24" circumference.
  • Height: 14".

About the Designer
Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

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We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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