To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure if I would get around to making this Women’s Crochet Hooded Cowl. I started with the ribbed cowl and it was taking so long I started to get discouraged and put it on the back burner.
For a year.
Then I reassessed, tried a larger hook and made a bit more progress a bit more quickly. A few more requests from readers finally put a fire under me and I got it finished!
I decided to go with the same yarn I used for the Baby Hooded Cowl and the Toddler Hooded Cowl. The drape is fantastic, it’s super soft and the wool blend makes it super warm too. I wish I was a better model, these photos don’t quite do it justice. It’s very comfortable to wear and is snug enough that you aren’t constantly adjusting it.
I could see it in burgundy, too.
WOMEN’S CROCHET HOODED COWL
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Gauge: 14 dc = 4″
(Approx. measurements: 12.5″ x 20″)
1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc 49. Turn. (50 sts)
2. – 60. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 48 in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. (50 sts)
Fold in half, with ribbing going vertically. Sc the two ends together, forming a cowl. Break yarn.
(Approx. measurements: 10″ x 28″)
1. Hdc ch-less foundation 93
2. – 34. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Sk next st. *Sc, dc in next st. Sk next st* repeat all the way across. Hdc in last st. (93 st)
35. Ch 1. Hdc in each stitch across. (93 sts)
Don’t break yarn.
Fold the hood in half, touching the two raw edges together.
Using the loop, where you left off from row 38, sl st down last hdc row, going through both layers.
Turn hood right-side out (seam on the inside). Turn cowl wrong-side out, with seam on the outside. Place the hood inside the cowl, lining up the bottom. Orient it so the seam on the hood matches up with the seam on the cowl.
Whip stitch both layers together. Use the same color as your cowl, I used pink so you could see the stitches.
Weave in ends to finish, and fold the cowl down.
What do you think? It’s pretty simple, although it’s a tad more time consuming than a hat. I do love the look of the grit stitch!
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