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Crochet Hat and Cowl Set with Extended Single Crochet

This is a very simple crochet hat and cowl set. 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. Or, wear it under a hood. Yet another option would be to line it with a fabric material!

This crochet hat and cowl set makes for a nice gift idea for just about anyone on your list because it can be customized to fit any size head.

The hat has a nice length so you can wear your hair up if you like. As for the cowl, wear it long like a scarf, or wrap it around the neck to keep extra warm.

ESC Hat and Cowl
ESC Hat and Cowl

Finished Size

The finished size for the hat is 20 inches in circumference by 9.5 inches tall.

The cowl measures 68 inches in circumference by 6 inches wide.

But in a simple multiple of two, both the hat and cowl can be crocheted to any size that you need from baby to adult. Here is a crochet hat size chart to use as a reference.

The Yarn

I made mine with Red Heart Comfort, which is a medium #4 weight yarn. But any similar yarn that gives you the stretch you’re looking for will work.

Super Saver, Vanna’s Choice, Patons Canadiana or Bernat Premium are a few others that you could use to make this.

Red Heart Comfort

Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern 'A'
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The Stitch Pattern

The crochet hat pattern is started at the brim and worked in rows until you reach a desired circumference. Then it is joined and you begin working in rounds,

The rounds are crocheted with the extended single crochet and chain one spaces. The cowl is worked with the same stitch.

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ESC Hat and Cowl

Crochet Hat and Cowl Set with Extended Single Crochet

This crochet hat and cowl set is given in one size, but you can easily modify it for any size from child to adult.
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Red Heart Comfort
  • Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • 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.


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.


  • When working the first round of the hat, each row end of the ribbing equals 1 stitch.
  • First esc is the same stitch as where the join was made.


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.

Working in the Round (Body of Hat)

  • Rnd 1: Working along the edge of the ribbing, 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.


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