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Autumn Cowl, Chunky Hooded Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern

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Front view of Finished Chunky Hooded Cowl in bright pink color
Side view of finished chunky hooded cowl
Finished chunky hooded cowl with hood down

Back view of chunky hooded cowl

Close up of stitch used in hooded cowl with a subtle texture

I have had this Super Bulky yarn lying around since last Winter and have been thinking of making something with it. Finally, turned it into this toasty hooded cowl. I hate hats as they mess up my hair and would prefer a hood anytime. The hood has been designed not to have a beak at the back.


This cowl used up 5 skeins of Hometown USA from Lionbrand. Luckily, it was the cheapest Super Bulky yarn that I could ever find and didn’t break my bank. Whenever designing with Bulky yarn, my mantra has always been to keep it simple and let the yarn do all the talking.

This cowl is simple and quick to make and uses a variation of the dc to add some texture to your work. It is a hood and an infinity cowl all in one. Since my Mannequin did not have a proper shoulder, I struggled to keep the cowl part on her while photographing. Anyway, I hope you get the idea.




1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Hometown USA from Lion Brand. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook K (6.5 mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.



Finished measurements: Hood is 12 inches high and the cowl is 47 inches long including the hood.


6 dc stitches X 3 rows= 4 inches


I used about 400 yards of yarn. I used a little less than 5 balls of Hometown USA.


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain  

Chain 130 using K hook. Chain loosely or use a bigger hook just for the foundation chain. Sl st to the first chain without twisting your foundation chain.

Round 1: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc here and throughout), 1 dc in the same ch, * (skip next ch, 2 dc in next), repeat from * till the end, skip last ch and sl st to top of beginning ch-3.——- 65 groups of 2 dc




1. Sl st to the gap between 2 dc and ch 3, shown in contrasting color for clarity



2. Work 2 dc in the gap of each dc group



3.The green hook shows where an increase will be worked



4. Completed increases for the hood


Round 2: Sl st into the gap between the dc stitches, ch 3 and 1 dc in the same gap (pic 1), 2 dc in the gap of each 2 dc group across until you have a total of 31 dc groups (pic 2), *(2 dc in the junction between the dc groups, this adds an increase, 2 dc in the gap of the next dc group immediately following it), repeat from * 2 more times (Pic 3 and 4). This will start shaping your hood. Place a marker in the second increase. Continue to work 2 dc in the gap of each dc group across, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. ———68 dc groups

Round 3: Sl st to the gap between the dc stitches, ch 3 and 1 dc in the same gap, 2 dc in the gap of each dc group across, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. ——–68 dc groups


Repeat Round 3, 7 more times. Your scarf will now measure 9 inches wide. Fasten off.



Measure 12 inches from the highest point and sl st the hood shut for that length

Keep the cowl with the wrong side facing you, fold the cowl at the place where you added the increases and placed the marker, measure 12 inches from the highest point and sl st the hood shut for that length. Weave in all the ends and you are done!

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Monday 10th of January 2022

Beautiful scarf. Mine came out at 8 inches instead of 9. Do you recommend adding a row or just stretching it during blocking?


Monday 10th of January 2022

I would prefer to add a row.


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Im confused on round two as to where exactly to place the increase. I have the 31 sets of DC placed between the gaps of the row below. Where do i place the increase ??


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Hi Kelly, I have edited the pattern and added some pictures to make the pattern clearer. I hope that helps.


Thursday 20th of September 2018

I want this to be a hooded scarf. How do I do that

Stephanie Jordan

Saturday 26th of November 2016

i love this hood without point! is there a way i can make it just as a scarf, without connecting the ends as a cowl? any tips? thank you :)


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Skip Round 2 which has the increases and work Round 3 till the scarf is the width you want. Your stitch count will be 65 and not 68 as you are not increasing. Hope that helps.


Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Oh good, I thought it was me. I'm a bit of a newbie, so I thought I was Missing something. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Now I can get back to work on it. ?