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Cowl Hood

Double crochet and treble stitches form the pattern of this versatile accessory, which can be worn as a cosy hood or a cowl.

Simple Crochet Hats by Vanessa Mooncie,GMC Publications, distributed in the US by Taunton Press.  RRP $22.95.

Size: To fit: up to 20[22:24]in (51[56:61]cm) head circumference

Gauge: 8 sts and 7 rows to 4in (10cm) over pattern on 10mm hook. Use larger or smaller hook if necessary to obtain correct tension.


Yarn: Drops Eskimo, 100% wool (54yd/50m per 50g ball), or any super chunky yarn: 5[9:10] x 50g balls in 47 Light Beige Mix (A)

Hook: 10mm (UK 000:USN–P/15) crochet hook

Notions: Blunt-ended yarn needle

Pattern Notes

The hood is worked in rows of alternating double crochet and treble stitches to create the textured pattern. The short ends are stitched together to form a tube of fabric. If substituting for another yarn, be aware that some super chunky yarns are more dense than the one used for this project, so will create a much firmer fabric. Compare hook size and tension information on the ball bands to find a suitable substitute.


With 10mm hook and A, make 57[73:77] ch.

Row 1: 1 dc in second ch from hook, 1 tr in next ch, (1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch) to end, turn (56[72:76] sts).

Row 2: 1 ch (does not count as a st throughout), (1 dc in next tr, 1 tr in next dc) to end, turn.

Rep row 2 until work measures 16[20:22]in (40.5[51:56]cm). Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn at the end.

Rib Diagram

All sizes






Making Up

Use the tail of yarn to sew together the short edges, matching the rows. Weave in all ends.

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