If you are going to need to cover your head in the winter, it’s nice to do so with the Knight Hooded Crochet Cowl. This cowl not only keeps your head cozy but your neck as well with an extra insert layer that can be pulled up over the mouth and nose.
About the Knight Hooded Crochet Cowl Construction:
I was really conscious of how I wanted to construct this cowl, mainly because I do not like extra work. And I’m guessing you don’t either. I created this cowl from top-down in a way that doesn’t require seaming. If I can ever avoid hand sewing I will.
With the bulky yarn and quick construction, this is fun to work up as a gift, for dress-up, and to keep warm during the cold months.
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200 – 240 yards (183 – 219 m)
MC- Magic Circle
sl st- Slip Stitch
sc- Single Crochet
hdc- Half Double Crochet
dc- Double Crochet
blo- Back Loops Only
flo- Front Loops Only
4 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
Sizes available: 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)
Notes for the Knight Hooded Crochet Cowl:
This unique hooded cowl is worked from the top down. This means NO seaming of the hood!
Here is a video tutorial of the Reverse Single Crochet (crab stitch), used for the edging of the hood.
How to Crochet the Hooded Cowl Pattern
Constellation, 9mm hook
1-3 years (4-7 years, 8-12 years, teen/adult)
Row 1: 1 Fdc 10 (12, 14, 16), ch 2 and turn [or chain 11 (13, 15, 17), dc in second chain from hook and across](wrong side) 10 (12, 14, 16)
Row 2: 2 dc in first 9 (11, 13, 15), 2dc in next, 4dc around the end of the fdcrow, now working around the other side, 2dc in next, dc 9 (11, 13,15), turn and ch 2(right side) 26 (30, 34, 38)
Row 3: 3 dc 8 (10, 12, 14), (2dc in next, dc 2) three times, 2 dc in next, dc 8 (10,12, 14), turn and ch 24 dc in each across, turn and ch 2. 30 (34, 38, 42)
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 neck1 portion), join and ch 2 (for 1-3 years & 8-12 years: join, turn and ch 2. 30 (34, 38, 42)
Round 2: *2dc in first, dc in next 14, (16, 18, 20); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 32 (36, 40, 44)
Round 3 : dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2. 32 (36, 40, 44)
Round 4: Working in flo only, if doing neck warmer insert, *2dc in first, dc in next 7, (8, 9, 10); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 36 (40, 44, 48)
Round 5: *2dc in first, dc in next 8, (9, 10, 11); repeat * around, join and ch 2. 40 (44, 48, 52)
Round 6: dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2*For 8-12 years and teen/adult, repeat round 6 one more time. 40 (44, 48, 52)
Round 7: *For 1-3 years, skip this round and go to round 8. *2dc in first, dc in next (10, 11, 12); repeat * around, join and ch 1. (48, 52, 56)
Round 8: dc in each stitch around, join, fasten off, and weave in ends. 40 (48, 52, 56)
Front Edging: Attach yarn to the front opening of the hood, reverse sc (1 stitch per end row) evenly around, join and fasten off, weave in ends.
OR Attach yarn to the front opening of the hood, and single crochet around the opening.
Neck Warmer Insert (optional)
Start with medium weight grey smokey mountains 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, dc 2 in every blo loop from round 3, join and ch 2. 64 (72, 80, 88)
Row 2: dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2. 64 (72, 80, 88)
For 1-3 years repeat this row 7 more times
For 4-7 years repeat this row 8 more times
For 8-12 years repeat this row 9 more times
For teen/adult repeat this row 10 more times
Row 3: *dc2tog, dc in next 6; repeat * around, join and ch 2. 56 (64, 72, 80)
Row 4: *dc2tog, dc in next 5; repeat * around, join and ch 2. 48 (56, 54, 72)
Rows 5-6: *fpdc in first, bpdc in next; repeat * around, join and ch 2At end of round 6, do not chain 2. 48 (56, 54, 72)
Join and fasten off, weave in ends.
Black Canyon Yarn, 5mm hook
Large (make 2): Fdc 8, [or chain 10, dc in the third chain from hook and across], 8(make 2) leaving a tail and fasten off. (8)
Small (make 2): Fdc 4, [or chain 6, dc in third chain from hook and across], leaving 4(make 2) a tail and fasten off. (4)
Sew Large visor lines vertically on the front center of the neck warmer. Sew the Small visor lines vertically on either side of the large ones.
Helmet Crest Base
Constellation Yarn, 9mm hook
Round 1: Chain 32, dc in 4th chain from hook (counts as first dc and ch1), *chain 1, skip 1, dc; repeat * across, ch 2 and turn (30)
Round 2: Dc across 30, dc 1 on end, and working around the other side, dc 30. Leave a long tail for sewing onto the hood and fasten off. (62)
Adding the Red Yarn:
Use Tampa Spice Red Yarn
Using an index card, wrap your yarn around several times and then cut once. This will quickly make the strands that will be used to tie onto the base crest. You will need 4 strands for every dc. Using two strands at once, tie a larks head knot around a center double crochet. Repeat this one more time around the same center double crochet.
Once all strands have been added, fold the base crest together, sandwiching the red yarn, stich the base together along the top.
Sew the crest to the top of the hood and down the back.
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This pattern was originally published November 1st, 2015, updated and republished February 26th, 2022.
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