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Mermaid Hooded Cowl Pattern

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Mermaid Hooded Cowl

This mermaid hooded cowl is sure to make a splash for any age! Fun for dressing up, Halloween, or everyday wear to keep warm! The optional neck warmer insert will keep ages 1-99 cozy through those cold winter months.

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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
Button or Brooch Embellishment

Yarn:

Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in color 
Spearmint (green) 2 skeins for 1-3 years, 3 
skins for all other sizes
Loops & Threads Impeccable in colors: 
Lujo 
Gold

Yardage:

approx. 290-350 yards

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

Mermaid Hooded Cowl Pattern

9mm Hook

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

Row 1: Using Spearmint (green) Bulky Yarn: Fdc 10 (12, 14, 16), turn and ch 2 [OR chain 11 (13, 15, 17), dc in second chain from hook and across, turn and ch 2] (wrong side) 10 (12, 14, 16)

Row 2: dc in first 9 (11, 13, 15), 2dc in next, 4dc around the end of the fdc row, 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: dc 8 (10, 12, 14), (2dc in next, dc 2) three times, 2 dc in next, dc 8 (10, 12, 14), turn and ch 2

30 (34, 38, 42)

Row 4: 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 stitch 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 1). [30 (34, 38, 42)]

Round 2: sc in first, *sc, skip 1, 5dc in next, skip 1; repeat * until last stitch, sc in last, join and ch 2 [42 (50, 56, 62)]

Round 3: dc 7 in the same stitch as join, bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round (the middle of the 5dc), *dc 7 in next sc stitch, bpsc the center shell stitch from previous round; repeat * around, join to first dc in beginning shell stitch. 56 (64, 72, 80)

Round 4: Slip stitch in the back loops to the center of next shell stitch. Ch 1, sc in same, dc 9 in next sc stitch, *bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round, dc 9 in next sc stitch; repeat * around, join and ch 2 [70 (80, 90, 100)]

Round 5: dc 11 in same stitch as join, bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round (the middle stitch of the 9dc), *dc 9 in next sc stitch, bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round; repeat * around, join to first dc in beginning shell stitch. 84 (96,108, 120)

Round 6: Slip stitch in the back loops to the center of next shell stitch. Ch 1, bpsc in same, dc 11 in next sc stitch; *bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round, dc 11 in next sc stitch; repeat * around, join and ch 2 [84 (96,108, 120)]

Round 7: dc 11 in same stitch as join, bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round (the middle stitch of the 11dc), *dc 11 in next sc stitch, bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round; repeat * around, join to first dc in beginning shell stitch. [84 (96,108, 120)]

***For 1-3 years, fasten off and weave in ends. Skip round 8**

Round 8: Slip stitch in the back loops to the center of next shell stitch. Ch 1, bpsc in same, dc 11 in next sc stitch, *bpsc in the center shell stitch from previous round, dc 11 in next sc stitch; repeat * around, join (For 2 larger sizes repeat round 7 before fastening off) and fasten off. Weave in ends. (96,108, 120)

Front Edging

Attach Spearmint (green) Bulky Yarn to the front opening of the hood and single crochet around opening. Join to first sc, fasten off, weave in ends.

Neck Warmer Insert

5mm Hook
1-3 years (4-7 years, 8-12 years, teen/adult)

Round 1: Leaving a long tail to sew neck warmer inside the hooded cowl, using Impeccable Lujo: Fdc 64 (72, 80, 88), join and ch 2 OR chain 64 (72, 80, 88) join to first ch, ch 1 and sc around, join and ch 2 [64 (72, 80, 88)]

Round 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

Round 3: *dc2tog, dc in next 6; repeat * around, join and ch 2 [56 (63, 70, 77)]

Round 4: *dc2tog, dc in next 5; repeat * around, join and ch 2 [48 (54, 60, 66)]

Rounds 5-6: *fpdc in first, bpdc in next; repeat * around, join and ch 2
At end of round 6, do not chain 2, join and fasten off, weave in ends.


Place neck warmer inside the hooded cowl. Using a yarn needle, whip stitch the bottom of the neck warmer (round 1) around the inside of round 3 of shell stitches of cowl body.

Starfish

5mm Hook

Round 1: Using Impeccable yarn in color Gold, sc 5 in magic circle (magic ring), join

Round 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch around, join (10)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around, join (15)

Round 4: *Ch 10, sc in second chain from hook, hdc in next 3 chains, dc in next 3 chains, tr in last 2 chains, skip the next 2 sc stitches, slip stitch in next; repeat * around. Fasten off leaving a long tail and use tail to stitch to side of hood. Add button or brooch embellishment if desired.

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This pattern was originally published in September 2016, updated on blog and re-published April 2022

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