Blazer Stripe Cowl and Cap Kit

Lead designer: Seth Richardson

Bands of knitted herringbone stitch on a stockinette field give a nod to the woven twill fabric of a classic sport coat. Knit up in Haven, this fitted cap and matching cowl make a luxuriously cozy set.



PDF pattern of Blazer Stripe by Seth Richardson. We will purchase the pattern from the designer on Ravelry and then gift it to you. This ensures that the designer receives 100% of the pattern sales right away.


Shibui Knits Haven 
80% Extra Fine Merino
20% Cashmere
160 yds / 50 g


For Cowl:  2 skeins Haven
For Cap:   1 skein Haven for Adult Small and 2 skeins Haven for Adult Medium-Large 

For Cap + Cowl:  3 skeins of Haven will make both Cowl and Cap in any size

Build Your Own Kit

Interested in different colors? Pick your favorite color of Haven and then visit Ravelry to grab the pattern to build your own kit!

Needles & Notions

For Cowl:
Size US 6 (4 mm) 24" circular needles
Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 24" circular needles

For Cap
US 6 (4 mm) 16" circular needles, and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for crown shaping
US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16
" circular needles
Second set of 
US 6 (4 mm) 16" circular needles to join the folded brim to hold the live stitches from the provisional cast on while you join them to the main body of the work.
You can also use a slightly smaller size or circular needles with a longer cord length. If you prefer a snug fit for your brim, use a needle one size smaller for the ribbing portion.

Stitch marker for BOR
Tapestry needle
Pins and blocking boards for wet blocking
For Cap:  waste yarn for provisional cast on, four additional stitch markers

Sizes / Finished Dimensions

Cowl:  One Size
Approx 23.5" circumference at bottom
22.25" circumference at top
9.25" high
Cap:  Adult Small (Medium, Large)
Approx 18 (19.5, 21)" circumference at brim
7.25 (7.75, 8.25)" high from brim to crown, unstretched

Skill Level



Both the cowl and the cap are worked in the round. The nature of herringbone stitch requires it to be knit using a significantly larger needle to match the gauge of stockinette stitch, so needle sizes change regularly throughout the work. The change happens two stitches before or after the beginning of the round, which is intended to help reduce a gap in the fabric.

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