It is that moment that you are sitting at the bus stop, your son is wearing his brand new coat and is still cold because it does not have a hood. I should have bought a coat with a hood. It doesn’t matter if the coat is a super cute grey and red plaid. There is just no hood. Well, that is when this crafty mom crochets up the beginner’s crochet hooded cowl.
Yes, I am that mom, who overlooked a simple detail when buying clothes. When the bus comes at 7:30 am, I am just happy to have the kids out of bed, dressed and lunches in their bags. Now with the cold weather, I have to think about gloves, hats, and scarves. With a 6-year-old, simpler is better, so a hooded cowl plays both hat and scarf. It just helps me have one less piece to have to grab.
Beginner’s Crochet Hooded Cowl
When you need a project finished fast it really helps to keep the pattern simple. This hooded cowl crochet pattern is truly designed for beginners. If you can chain, half double crochet and count, then you are good to go. Let’s keep our loved ones warm by whipping up this quick one skein project. Check out the pattern for both kids and adults.
Yes, it just takes one skein. We are going to be using a size 5 yarn to keep this project quick. I am using Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy, but the Red Heart With Love Chunky and Loops and Threads Charisma will work just wonderful.
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Beginner’s Hooded Cowl Pattern
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1 Skein or 7 oz of Lion Brand Color Made Easy, Red
Size K 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
2 – 1-inch Buttons
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Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
Gauge and Final Size
7 Hdc x 6 rows = 3 inches
The hood and cowl are 13 inches tall and the hood is 22 inches wide for both sizes. The cowl 28 inches around the neck for the child size and 31 inches for the adult size.
Difficulty Level – Beginner
Beginner’s Crochet Hooded Cowl Pattern
-The pattern is written in US terms
-I do not count my chain 2 turning chain as a stitch.
-The pattern is written for the child size, the adult size is in the parenthesis. The hood is the same for both sizes.
Ch 77 (85)
R1: Hdc into 3rd Ch from hook, Hdc into next 74(82) Ch. (75 Hdc, 83 Hdc)
R2-7: Ch2, turn, Hdc into next 75(83) Sts.
After row 7 fasten off and weave in your ends.
R8: Starting from one side skip the first 10 (14) Sts. Slst to the next St, Ch2, Hdc into the same St that you Slst to. Hdc into next 54Sts. (55 Hdc for both sizes)
Note: At the end of Row 8 you will have 10 or 14 stitches left unworked depending on the size you are making.
R9-28: Ch2, turn, Hdc into next 55 Sts.
Fasten off after Row 28 leaving a 24-inch tail to use to sew up the hood.
Finishing Up the Hooded Cowl
To finish your hooded cowl, you will need to fold your hood in half and sew together the top seam. I like to use an invisible stitch to sew this together, but a whip stitch will work as well. If you want to learn how to sew crochet pieces together, I have a great video tutorial.
To keep your neck warm you will want to sew some buttons onto the front of the cowl. I sew a button to rows 2 and 6 about 3 inches from the side. If you sew them in this location you will be able to wear the ends of the cowl overlapped like the photo above or crossed to create a point like the photo at the top of this post.
Once the buttons are on, your hooded cowl is complete.
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