This versatile garment was inspired by the Japanese belly warmers known as haramaki, which keeps vital organs covered to warm the entire body. The Makiko Belly Warmer Cowl Free Knitting Pattern has been cleverly designed so it can be layered over your regular clothes to add warmth and style, and also serve as cowl or hood. It’s reversible. The pattern was written for XS, but the instructions for S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X are included in parenthesis. Thanks Cirilia Rose for sharing this free knitting pattern. The link for the free pattern is provided below photo. Start knitting.