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Unicorn Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Unicorn Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

I am not sure that there’s anything more magical, whimsical, or adorable than the unicorn. It’s such a creative creature that people of all ages continue to draw inspiration from. The unicorn reminds us to chase big dreams. And kids can definitely use as much encouragement with that as they can get. So let your kids play everyday dress-up when you use this Unicorn Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern to make them their next item.

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Unicorn Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern Details

This is a top-down crochet pattern worked in the round. Therefore, you won’t have any unsightly seams at the end of your project. You’ll begin right there at the top, building out the hood, then working down into the cowl portion until you are finished.

Such a Warm, Whimsical Design

The Unicorn Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern is great for two reasons. We’ve already talked about the whimsy and inspiration of the unicorn. But this is also a practical design in the sense that it’s very warm and cozy. I’ve even included instructions for an optional neck insert to keep kids extra warm during the coldest months of the year. If you have children that are always trying to take their warm clothes off, this is a great design because the fun of it helps them want to keep wearing it!

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Crochet Hook:

Furls Hook
9mm (M/N) and 5mm (H)- for optional neck insert, or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Small amount of fiberfill to stuff horn, or yarn scraps

Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in colors:
Blossom
Fisherman (3 Skeins)
Vanna’s Choice for optional neck insert:
Dusty Rose (pink)
Dusty Purple (purple)
Silver Blue (blue)
Fern (green)
Mustard (yellow)
Scarlet (red)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

MC- Magic Circle
sl st- Slip Stitch
ch- Chain
sc- Single Crochet
hdc- Half Double Crochet
dc- Double Crochet
blo- Back Loops Only
flo- Front Loops Only
Loop Stitch

Gauge:

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

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

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)

Unicorn Crochet Hooded Cowl by Briana K Designs

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Hooded Cowl Pattern

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

Fisherman Yarn, 9mm hook

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

Row 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:

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 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) 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: *sc in first, skip 1, 5dc in next, skip 1; repeat * around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.  (48, 52, 56)

Front Edging:

Using mc color yarn, attach yarn to the front opening of the hood and ch 1. 

sc along dc row edge, (hdc, dc, hdc) along the next dc row; repeat * around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Neck Warmer Insert (optional)

Start with medium weight Dusty Rose (pink) 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

Repeat this row in Dusty Rose 5 (6, 7, 8) more times, join Dusty Purple (purple) and ch 2. 64 (72, 80, 88)

Row 3: dc in each stitch around, join and change to Silver Blue (blue), ch 2. 64 (72, 80, 88)

Row 4: *dc2tog, dc in next 6; repeat * around, join and change to Fern (green), ch 2. 56 (64, 72, 80)

Row 5: *dc2tog, dc in next 5; repeat * around, join and change to Mustard (yellow), ch 2. 48 (56, 54, 72)

Row 6: *fpdc in first, bpdc in next; repeat * around, join and change to Scarlet (red), ch 2. 48 (56, 54, 72)

Row 7: *fpdc in first, bpdc in next; repeat * around, join and ch 2

At end of round 7, do not chain 2. Join, fasten off, and weave in ends. 48 (56, 54, 72)

Horn

Vanna’s Choice Mustard (yellow), 5mm hook, work in conitnueous rounds without joining, use stitch marker to keep track of rounds

Round 1: sc 4 into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: sc in each stitch around for every even round

Round 3: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next; repeat * around (6)

Round 5: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 2; repeat * around (8)

Round 7: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 3; repeat * around (10)

Round 9: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 4; repeat * around (12)

Round 11: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 5; repeat * around (14)

Round 13: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 6; repeat * around (16)

Round 15: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 7; repeat * around (18)

Round 16: sc in each stitch around. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Stuff with fiberfill or yarn scraps to hold shape if desired. Sew horn onto middle top of hood

Ears (make 2)

Start with Blossom Yarn, 9mm hook

Row 1: Ch 5, sc in second chain from hook and next 2, sc 2 in last, working around the other side, sc 3.

Join Fisherman yarn, turn and ch 1 (8)

Row 2: sc 3, 2 sc in each of the next 2, sc 3, turn and ch 1 (10)

Row 3: sc 4, (dc, tr) in next, (tr, dc) in next, sc 4, leaving a long tail, fasten off and sew to each side of top hood.  (12)

Mane

Blossom Yarn, 9mm hook

Row 1: fsc 7 (or ch 8 and sc in second chain from hook and across), turn and ch 1 (7)

Row 2: Loop stitch across, making a loop that’s 2 ½ to 3 inches high, turn and ch 1 (7)

Row 3: sc in each stitch across, turn and ch 1 (7)

Row 4: Repeat rows 2-3 until the mane is approx. 17 inches in length. Leave a long tail and fasten off. Sew the mane on the hood starting at the top center of hood behind the horns and working down the back. Pin in place if needed. 

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