Category Archives: Rowan

New Pattern Release – the Corkscrew Beanie for Grown Ups!

Hello and happy November! It’s actually starting to feel like winter here so I’m quite thankful that my house is insulated with a large yarn stash at present.

This week I am releasing the knitting pattern for the adult version of Elana’s Corkscrew Beanie, one of my best sellers. It’s a chunky, cute and cosy hat and a few people had asked for adult sizing for it.

The hat is knit in the round on 5.5mm (US9) needles, using chunky Rowan Cocoon yarn.   This is a simple knitting pattern suitable for a first knit and purl in the round project.

The decreases are hidden in the corkscrew pattern, which spirals all the way up to the top of the hat.  Available in sizes S (53-56cm/21-22.5”), M (57-59cm/22.5-23.5”) and L (60-62cm/23.5-24.4”) this is suitable for both men and women.


Approx 115m/126yd 3.5oz/100g Rowan Cocoon in ‘Emerald’
5 x 4.5mm (US7) double pointed needles
5 x 5.5mm (US9) double pointed needles
1 x stitch marker
1 x sewing needle


16 sts and 23 rows per 10cm/4” in stocking stitch, knit flat on 5.5mm (US9) needles.


Small (Approx 53-56cm/21-22.5”)
Medium (Approx 57-59cm/22.5-23.5”)
Large (Approx 60-62cm/23.5-24.4”)


Free Pattern: Venice

It snowed a bit here in Bristol today.. not a lot, but enough to make me feel chilly! It was a reminder that I’ve been meaning to type up the knitting pattern for this hat for a while, and I’m feeling generous, so I thought I’d give it away! 🙂

It’s a beanie I knitted for my boyfriend last year, just before we went to Venice. Although in the photo it looks warm, it was freezing! We were prepared and took plenty of wool to survive (this is not hard for me), and this hat stayed on Chris’ head permanently the whole time we were there.

This is a simple hat that can be knitted up in a couple of hours, and will suit men and women.

I made this hat with Rowan Drift, which is 100% Merino wool and it’s super cosy! Using 10mm knitting needles to keep the stitches snug, it fits us both a treat. I have been know to steal it sometimes 😉

Have a look on the patterns tab for other free goodies!

Venice – Free Chunky Hat Pattern