Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hooded Cowl

Hooded Cowl

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in Barley
N Hook

*Note on adjustments:  This pattern was created for my 3 year old daughter.  It is easily adaptable, though!  1) Simply begin with more chains to make larger (or less chains to make smaller), 2) when beginning the hood you'll need to figure out how big to make the opening for the size you're looking for (you'll begin in the same stitch, but will end in a different stitch than is written), and 3) add more (or less) rows to the hood.

Keep all stitches slightly loose to allow the hood to move easier while wearing.  Thick yarn like this can easily be pulled too tight and just be stiff.

Ch 35, loosely.  Join with sl st in first ch made.
R1-R5: Ch 2.  DC in each st around.  Join in top of first DC made.
R6: Ch 2.  DC in each of the next 25 st.
R7-R16: Ch 2, turn.  Skip first st.  DC in each st to end of last row, placing final DC in top of turning chain.
 At the end of R16, you have a couple of options.  You can tie off the ends here, then use a yarn needle and a long piece of yarn and sew along the top edge of R16 to create the hood.  OR, you can do what I did:  Ch 1, turn.  Put ends of top of hood together and either sl st or SC across the entire work.  Then, tie off you yarn.  Turn the entire project inside out to hide that seam and you're done.  :)


  1. Thank you for this awesome pattern, it is exactly what I needed and You are the only one I have found that offers this as a FREE pattern!

  2. This is so great, thank you! I added bear ears to mine, it's fantastic, thank you so much! (:

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  4. I love this and want to make it for myself. Anyone have any luck converting this pattern into an adult woman size ?

  5. Thank you so much for I want to make 3 for my granddaughters.

  6. How much yarn would I need for this? I have been asked to make one for my almost 4 year old niece.

  7. Is this worked vertically or horizontal my? Would like to make one for myself. Ty!

  8. i have one question in R6: Ch 2. DC in each of the next 25 st.Do you have to do it through the whole row ?