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