This is a very simple crochet hat and cowl set. It’s crocheted with the extended single crochet and a chain – it’s somewhat lacy so not all that cozy for the cold weather that we’re having this year. At the same time, it’s better than nothing, you just wear your hair down with it for extra warmth.
I made mine with Red Heart Comfort, but any yarn will work because both the hat and cowl are very easy to adjust in size. The stitch is a multiple of two, so you could make it any size from a baby to adult.
Crochet Hat and Cowl Set with Extended Single Crochet
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort
Hook Size: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 2″ over 3 stitch repeats (esc, ch 1) and over 5 rounds.
Finished Size: When laying flat, hat measures 10″ across brim, 9.5″ just above brim and 11″ from top to bottom. When laying flat, cowl measures 34″ long and 6″ high.
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
ESC = Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Brim of Hat:
Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 8 chs. Turn. (9 sc)
Rows 2-64: Working in bls only, ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (9 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs. You might have your own way of doing it, but I like to join the front lps of last row worked to the free lps of starting chs.
Working in the Round (Body of Hat)
- Each row end equals 1 stitch.
- First esc is the same stitch as where the join was made.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, esc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first esc. (64 esc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc, sk next esc, *(esc, ch 1) in next esc, sk next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first esc. (32 esc)
Rnds 3-22: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc and into each esc around. FO at last rnd leaving a long enough tail to weave into the last rnd. Pull the tail tight and secure.
Ch 240 or any multiple of 2; join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same ch as join; *sk next ch, (esc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * around to last ch; sk last ch; join with sl st in first esc. (120 esc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc and into each esc around; join with sl st in first esc.
Rnds 3-15: Same as rnd 2. FO at last round.