This oversized cowl can be adjusted as needed in a simple multiple of two. I made mine wide so that it covers the head nicely. But if you like, you can just as easy omit a round or two for a narrow cowl.
The hooded cowl takes up a lot of yarn, but it’s super cozy, has a lot of drape and can be worn in different ways.
Free Crochet Pattern for an Oversized and Hooded Cowl.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (100% worsted-weight (#4) acrylic, 6 oz/170.1g – 315 yds/288m) – 3 skeins.
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 2.5″ over 8 sts, and 3″ over 6 rounds.
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 31″ long by 11″ wide.
Bptr = Back Post Triple Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Fptr = Front Post Triple Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Special Stitch Instructions:
Note the turns in this pattern. They help to keep the texture the same on both sides of the fabric.
Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, tr in 4th ch from hook and into each ch across. Skipped chs do not count as st. Mark bottom of first tr made. [200 sts]
Make a twist in your work, sl st the top of last tr made to the bottom of first tr made (marked st). Then with the tail end, join the bottom of last tr made to the top of first tr made.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, tr in next st, *sc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc. [400 sts] Turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as st, now and throughout), tr in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first tr. [400 sts] Do Not Turn.
Rnds 4-9: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, fptr in same st as join, bptr in next st, *fptr in next st, bptr in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first fptr. Do Not Turn at this Rnd or hereafter.
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 10.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
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