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Blue Tang Fish Hooded Cowl Free Pattern

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Blue Tang Fish Hooded Cowl

You will want to swim the whole ocean in this blue tang fish hooded cowl! Or stay extra warm with an optional neck insert included in the crochet pattern. This is a quick project to work up in a bulky weight yarn. If you love this pattern you might also enjoy the rest of the Ocean Cowl Series:

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Crochet Hook:

Furls Hook
9mm (M/N) 
5mm (H) 

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

Loops & Threads Charisma in colors: 
Royal (Blue) 
Yellow 
Black 
Loops & Threads Impeccable in color Black 

Yardage:

approx. 290-350 yards

Blue Tang Fish Hooded Cowl

Abbreviations/Stitches:

MC- Magic Circle 
sl st- Slip Stitch 
ch- Chain 
sc- Single Crochet 
hdc- Half Double Crochet 
dc- Double Crochet 
Fdc- Foundation Double Crochet 
fpdc- Front Post Double Crochet 
bpdc- Back Post Double Crochet 
blo- Back Loops Only 
flo- Front Loops Only 

Gauge:

4 x4 inches 
9mm hook: 4 rows x 8 stitches 

Measurements/Sizes:

1-3 years (4-7 years, 8-12 years, teen/adult) 
Measurements in inches: 
Top to bottom of hood opening: 10 (11, 12, 13) 
Depth of hood: 9 (10, 11, 12) 
Total length: 16 (17, 18, 18)

Skill Level:

Easy

Notes:

This unique hooded cowl is worked from the top down. This means NO seaming of the hood

Fish Hooded Cowl Pattern

9mm hook
1-3 years (4-7 years, 8-12 years, teen/adult)

Row 1: Using Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in color Royal:
Fdc 12 (14, 16, 18), turn and chain 2 [OR chain 11 (13, 15, 17), dc in the second chain from hook and across, turn and chain 2] (wrong side) 12 (14, 16, 18)

Row 2: dc in first 11 (13, 15, 17), 2dc in next, 4dc around the end of the fdc row, now working around the other side, 2dc in next, dc 11 (13, 15, 17), turn and ch 2 (right side) 30 (34, 38, 42)

Row 3: dc 10 (12, 14, 16), (2dc in next, dc 2) three times, 2dc in next, dc 10 (12, 14, 16), turn and ch 2.

34 (38, 42, 46)

Row 4: dc in each stitch across, turn and ch 2. 34 (38, 42, 46)

For 1-3 years, repeat this row 8 more times For 4-7 years, repeat this row 9 more times For 8-12 years, repeat this row 10 more times For teen/adult, repeat this row 11 more times.

Round 1: dc in each across, join to first stitch in row (this forms the neck portion), join and ch 2 (for 1-3 years & 8-12 years, join, turn and ch 2) 34 (38, 42, 46)

Round 2: *2dc in first, dc in next 16 (18, 20, 22); repeat * around join and ch 2. 36 (40, 44, 48)

Round 3: dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2. 36 (40, 44, 48)

Round 4: If doing neck warmer insert, work in FLO, *2dc in first, dc in next 8 (9, 10, 11); repeat * around. Join, change to Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in color Yellow and ch 2. 40 (44, 48, 52)

Round 5: *2dc in first, dc in next 9 (10, 11, 12); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 44 (48, 52, 56)

Round 6: dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2. 44 (48, 52, 56)
*For 8-12 years and teen/adult, repeat round 6 one more time

Round 7: [For 1-3 years, change to Charisma yarn in the color black, skip round 7 and continue to round 8]
*2dc in first, dc in next (11, 12, 13); repeat * around. Join, change to Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in Color Black and ch 2. (52, 56, 60)

Round 8: dc in each stitch around. Join, fasten off, and weave in ends. 44 (52, 56, 60)

Front Edging:

Attach Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in Color Black to the front opening of the hood and single crochet evenly around the opening.

Ocean Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

Neck Warmer Insert (optional)

Medium weight black yarn, 5mm hook
1-3 years (4-7 years, 8-12 years, teen/adult)

Row 1: Work in the blo on the inside of round 3 of the hooded cowl. Fold the bottom of the cowl down so you can easily work on this round. The wrong side of your work will face outward.
Join yarn, ch 2, 2dc in every blo loop from round 3, join and ch 2. 72 (80, 88, 96)

Row 2: *dc2tog, dc in next 7 (8, 9, 10); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 64 (72, 80, 88)

Row 3: dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2
For 1-3 years, repeat this row 6 more times For 4-7 years, repeat this row 7 more times For 8-12 years, repeat this row 8 more times For teen/adult, repeat this row 9 more times. 64 (72, 80, 88)

Row 4: *dc2tog, dc in next 6 (7, 8, 9); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 56 (64, 72, 80)

Row 5: *dc2tog, dc in next 5 (6, 7, 8); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 48 (56, 64, 72)

Rows 6-7: *fpdc in first, bpdc in next; repeat * around, join and ch 2. 48 (56, 64, 72)
At end of round 7, do not chain 2. Join, fasten off, and weave in ends.

Side Fins (make 2)

9mm Hook

Row 1: Using Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in color Royal:
Leaving a long tail for sewing onto fin later, Fdc 3 (OR chain 4 and sc in 2nd stitch from hook and across), turn. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first, hdc in next 2, turn. (3)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2hdc in first, hdc in next, sc in last, turn. (4)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2, hdc in next, 2hdc in last, turn (5)

Row 5: Using Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in color Black

Ch 2, 2hdc in first, sc in next 4, turn (6)

Row 6: Using Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in color Yellow

Ch 1, 2sc in first, sc in next 6, turn (7)

Row 7: Ch 2, 2hdc in first, sc in next 6, fasten off, and weave in ends. Using a yarn needle, sew fins to each side of the hooded cowl.

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This pattern was originally published in September 2016, and updated to the blog in June 2022.

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