This crochet baby hooded cowl is perfect for keeping those little heads warm! The construction allows this baby crochet hood to stay on baby’s head easier and longer, and it perfect for winter walks or rushing from the warm house to the warm car! This post contains affair links, thanks for your support! 

Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Baby Hooded Cowl | Keep baby warm and cozy in this hood cowl.

We have run into a bit of a problem. The weather has turned cold–real cold, and Sis doesn’t seem to think she needs anything on her bald head, or tiny feet.
I beg to differ.

I would say we are at an impasse, but I AM THE PARENT.
So I came up with a solution – a crochet baby hooded cowl.
She is a little fox and can still get this hooded cowl off when she is undisturbed in her carseat for long period of time, however, it DOES stay on her head most of the time particularly during the dash from our warm house to the warm car. It has been a welcome solution!

Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Baby Hooded Cowl | Keep baby warm and cozy in this hood cowl.

Isn’t the grit stitch so lovely? That beautiful texture is created by working a sc and dc in the same stitch, then skipping the next stitch to keep the count consistent. I absolutely love this stitch! The silky yarn is perfect for this crochet baby hooded cowl, too.  Mighty Stitch yarn works so well for baby items. It’s SO soft, and it’s an acrylic/wool blend, so I know she will be so cozy in her hooded cowl.


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Abbreviations: (American Terms)                   

St – Stich
Ch – Chain
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sk – Skip

Gauge: 7 sts = 2″(GAUGE PATTERN)

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Ribbed Cowl: 

Approx. 14″ long

Ch 20.
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 18 chs. Turn. ( 19 sts) 
2. – 36. Work in Back Loops Only (BLO)
Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next 18 sts. Turn. (19 sts) 

Fold piece in half with ribs going vertically. Sl st down the side forming a cowl.


Approx 14″ long
Ch 26.
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 24 chs. Turn. (25 sts)
2. – 45.  Ch 1. Sc, dc in same st as ch. *Sk next st. Sc, dc in next st.* work 11 times. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Turn. (25 sts)
46. Ch 1. Hdc in each st across. Tie off.

Hooded Cowl Construction: 


Fold hood in half, with the one hdc end laying on the other. Sl st along the top with the hdc row facing in the front of the hood. Next, place the hood inside the inside-out cowl, so right sides are facing each other. Pin in place.

Using your needle and a length of same-color yarn, overcast stitch all around where your pins are. Flip the cowl down.

Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Baby Hooded Cowl | Keep baby warm and cozy in this hood cowl.

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  1. I love this pattern. Do you have this pattern for adults free as well? Do you have it on video? I await your reply, thank you

  2. This is a great pattern for a timid long time crocheter like me. I am actually going to try this baby hood & cowl!

  3. What size is the hooded cowel pattern? I would like to make it for a large baby girl about 25 lbs. she takes a size toddler 2

  4. Took me a little time to figure how to assemble the two pieces together, but the “Aha moment” came thru and my precious cowl /hood jointly form a beautiful piece. Will be making these for my daughter in laws “welcome baby bags” for her mom profit work.