Squishiest Ever hat and cowl from the front

Squishiest Ever

In Hats, One skein projects, Patterns, Shop sample available, Worsted weight yarn by Shannon

In searching for a name for this pattern set, I couldn’t get away from the squish factor inherent in the drop stitch patterning, and since it really is the squishiest, that’s what its name is. Enjoy knitting the squishiest hat and cowl you ever did see, friends!

The pattern stitch might seem a bit complicated at first, but it really isn’t. Just follow the instructions, and you’ll get a puffy, reversible stitch that’s fun to work and looks fantastic. I have also created a video (complete with fancy painted fingernails!) to demonstrate how to work the ds. Find it here:

Both the hat and the cowl are reversible; the inside of the stitch pattern is a puffy pattern that looks like little bobbles.


  • Finished Measurements: Hat: 18 (20)“/xx cm circumference, 9.5 (10.5)”/24 (26.5) cm tall, measured from cast-on edge to top of crown. Cowl: 26”/66 cm circumference, 10 (18)“/25.5 (45.75) cm tall.
  • Yarn (Hat) approximately 150 (165) yards/137 (151) m worsted-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Worsted in Eliza Frünke. Yarn (Cowl) approximately 200 (400) yards/183 (366) m worsted-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Worsted in LYS Giggles.
  • Needles: US4/3.5mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular needle, 24”/60 cm or longer.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 16 sts & 28 Rs = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking. 16 sts & 42 Rs = 4”/10 cm in stitch pattern in the round, measured after blocking.