Knitting pattern for a bataclava designed to look like Batman’s cowl.
If you use this pattern, please do not sell the finished hat.
Make a Batman cowl hat for you or the Bat-fan in your life! It’s an adult-sized hat, I don’t have any stray children around to make one to fit a smaller head, but you’re welcome to adapt it to fit a junior bat-fan.
- 1 ball of 100gr Worsted weight wool in a dark colour (mine was navy simply because I had a lot of that lying around, black would e good, even purple would be fun for the Adam West look!)
- 1 set of 6mm dpns
- 1 pair of 4mm straight needles
- 2 large buttons
- 2 stitch holders
- stitch markers (or scrap yarn)
- safety pins
- sts: stitches
- K: knit
- K2tog: knit two together
- Cast on 84 stitches. Knit in stocking stitch for 5 inches. Place a marker every 12 stitches.
- *K2 tog. before each marker, knit one round plain* 4 times, then k2 together before marker on every round until there are 7 stitches left on needle. Break off yarn, leaving a fairly long tail. Draw tail through remaining 7 sts, pull firmly, and draw through to inside of hat.
- You will now have something looking rather like a skull cap.
- Pick up 60 stitches from the cast on row of the hat. Knit five rows in stocking stitch. Now knit 30 sts, place marker, knit 30 sts. On every row for the next 2½ to 3 inches, decrease on either side of the marker. This will shape the hat to the back of your head/neck and create a neat little ridge along the back of the hat.
- End on WS and at the beginning of the next row, cast on another 5 stitches.
- Continue for 1 inch.
- Buttonhole row: Knit 3, YO, knit to end.
- Next row Knit to four before end, ktog, knit 2.
- Continue for another 2 to 2½ inches, then repeat the buttonhole.
- Continue for another 1 ½ inches.
- Place markers every five stitches, then for the next 2 ½ inches knit into front and back of the stitch directly in front of each marker on RS rows. This creates cute little ruffles that give the cowl a nice bat-like edge.
- Cast off.
- You will now have what looks like a cross between a balaclava and an aviator’s hat. Put the hat on, and stretch the buttonhole side of the neck part across under your chin. Mark where the holes are on the other side (I used safety pins, just don’t stab yourself) and sew on your buttons there.
Keep putting the hat on to check where your eyes and nose are and that you’re going in the right place. This bit can be a bit fiddly.
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