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Tumble Weave Beanie & Cowl - Knit Pattern

Free Pattern!

With all the incredible self-striping and hand-painted yarns out there, sometimes I think we overlook the beauty of monochromatic texture. The Tumble Weave Beanie & Cowl were designed as quick projects that any knitter can make.

The designs’ main “basket weave” stitch features simple knits and purls that create a checkboard pattern. Instructions are both written and charted, featuring an 8-stitch repeat. Skills required include working in the round on a circular needle, decreasing, and working ribbing.

The beanie and cowl can be knit with just one skein of RUFF+TUMBLE DK* each (you need 2 skeins to knit both), which is a super versatile, easy-to-care-for yarn with a slightly fuzzy texture for a rustic look.

Available as a Digital Download (PDF format). Contains both the beanie and cowl patterns.


  • Designed by: Susan Watkins 
  • Size: One size; fits head with 22½" circumference
  • Finished Measurements:  18½" [47cm] circumference at brim x 7½" [19cm] tall after machine wash & dry
  • Yarn: 1 skein RUFF+TUMBLE DK (details below)
  • Total Yardage: 1⅞oz/54g [146yds/134m]
  • Needles: US size 5 & 6 [3.75 & 4mm] circular needle, 24" [60cm] long, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.


  • Designed by: Susan Watkins 
  • Size: One size
  • Finished Measurements:  29" [74cm] circumference at bottom / 22" [56cm] circumference at top, x 8" [20.25cm] tall after machine wash & dry.
  • Yarn: 1 skein RUFF+TUMBLE DK (details below)
  • Total Yardage: 3¼oz/92g [239yds/219m]
  • Needles: US size 6 [4mm] circular needle, 24" [60cm] long, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.


1-2 skeins Izzy Knits RUFF+TUMBLE DK (each ball 3½oz/100g [approx 260yd/238m], 30% wool, 70% acrylic, dk weight yarn), Peacock

Izzy Knits donates 10% of every Izzy Knits Exclusive purchase, including RUFF+TUMBLE, to supporting education in Haiti. Click here for details.