Designing this crochet hooded cowl was so much fun as it works up pretty quickly! This is definitely going to see so many uses this season! If you’ve ever wanted to make a crochet hooded cowl, or a hooded infinity scarf, then this free pattern is for you.
Hoodies? Are they your thing? If you are not into hoodies, you can style this in another way! Yes, this is a convertible design that can be styled in at least 6 different ways.
Do you know you can also style this beautiful hooded cowl as a Vest? Isn’t it fun to call this a hooded crochet Vest? You won’t be wrong to say so. This hoodie can also be styled as a hooded poncho.
Have you ever wondered if and how a beginner can make a hooded cowl? The answer is simple, use a beginner-friendly cowl pattern! This tutorial uses basic crochet stitches and in no time, you would make yourself a hooded cowl.
How long should a hooded cowl be?
This would depend on the size of the person wearing it. But basically, it should be between 20 – 30″
Why hooded cowl? Well, this project is perfect for fall, winter, and spring as it would keep you layered up and cozy. I have designed this crochet hooded cowl pattern in 4 different sizes. Kids, Teen, Adult Small, and Adult large versions. You can choose which size of the hooded cowl to make.
Oh yes, you can also call it a neck warmer. This hooded cowl can be styled as a neck warmer/cowl.
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Speaking about hoods, I made this convertible hooded crochet scarf 2 years ago and I still love it today. It can be styled in at least 6 different ways also. It also has pockets and comes in different sizes. If you do not mind having a cozy and big cowl, then would make the perfect hooded cowl or neck warmer pattern to make!
The Hooded Cowl crochet pattern is a free pattern, read on for the details of material used and the pattern. If you want to support my blog, you can get the print-friendly, ad-free version by clicking the links below.
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Lastly, is the reversible and convertible dress also styled in at least 12 ways!
Materials for the hooded cowl pattern
Yarn – LB Collection Hand-Dyed, worsted weight, #4 (100% Superwash Merino Yarn, 240 yards/219 m per 3.5 oz/100g Hank)
680 (780, 880, 980) yards
Hook = 5 mm Crochet Hook.
18 sts over 14 rows = 4”/10 cm Square made in hdc, before blocking.
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
- Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
Difficulty Level – Easy
Terms – US Terminology
ch – Chain
hdc – Half Double Crochet
dc – Double Crochet
sc – Single Crochet
Rep – Repeat
Bobble stitch = 7dctog – *Yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over, draw yarn through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 6 more times, “you should have 8 loops around your hook”, yarn over, pull through all the loops at once.
Shell = 5 dc in ch 2 sp.
Sizes – XS(S, M, L)
XS = Kids
S = Teens
M = Adult Small
L= Adult Large
Kids = 7” by 26” by 36”
Teens = 8” by 28” by 40”
Adult small = 10” by 32” by 46”
Adult large = 12” by 35” by 50”
Picking a size for Adult size – Adult Small is a good fit for Bust size 28 – 52”
Pattern Instructions for hooded cowl
Chain 180 (210, 240, 270), join with a sl st to the beginning ch, make sure not to have a twist.
Round 1: Ch 2, hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 180 (210, 240, 270) hdc
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 180 (210, 240, 270) hdc
Round 3: Ch 3, bobble in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *Bobble st in next, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to the top of beginning ch. 60 (70, 80, 90) bobbles/ch sps
Round 4: Ch 2, 3 hdc in each ch 2 sp across, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 180 (210, 240, 270) hdcRounds 5 – 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 180 (210, 240, 270) hdc
Round 8: Rep round 3
Round 9: Ch 2, 4 hdc in each ch 2 around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 240 (280, 320, 360) hdc
Rounds 10 – 13: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 240 (280, 320, 360) hdc
Round 14: Ch 3, bobble in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *Bobble st in next, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * to last 0 (1, 2, 0), sts, skip remaining sts, join with a sl st to the top of beginning ch. 80 (93, 106, 120) bobbles/ch sps
Round 15: Ch 2, 4 hdc in each ch 2 around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 320 (372, 424, 480) hdc
Rounds 16 – 19 (21, 21, 23): ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 320 (372, 424, 480) hdc
Round 20 (22, 22, 24): Ch 3, bobble in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *Bobble st in next, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 (0, 1, 0), sts, skip remaining sts, join with a sl st to the top of beginning ch. 106 (124, 141, 160) bobbles/ch sps
Skip to edging for kids and teen sizes
Round 23 (25): Ch 2, 3 hdc in each ch sp around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 423 (480) hdc
Rounds 24 (26) – 26 (30): Ch 2, 3 hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 423 (480) hdc
Round 27 (31): Rep Row 3
141 (160) bobbles/ch sps
For all sizes –
Round 1: Ch 2, shell in first ch sp, *sc in next ch sp, shell in next ch sp, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 53 (62, 70, 80) shells/ sc
Fold in 2
On the foundation chain, measure 6 (7, 8, 9)” away from the tip.
Secure with stitch marker.
Sew/join the part measured together with either a darning needle (mattress stitch) or hook (sl st).
Sew in ends.
Rope – Chain 160 (180, 180, 200)
Thread the rope through the ch sp made in Row 3.
Make 2 tassels or poms
Secure the ends of the rope with the tassels/poms.
How to style
As a hood with a neck warmer. Pass the open part over your neck as shown in the picture below. Simply tighten up the rope to your preference.
With the open part passed down to your waist, use the hood over your head.
As a Vest – drop the hood when you style as number 2.
As neck warmer/cowl – without using the hood over your head, style as you did with number 1.
Now, you have just made yourself a beautiful crochet hooded cowl! Which of the styles is your favorite? Can you guess mine?
Either as a hooded cowl, hooded poncho, an infinty scarf/cowl or even as a vest, this would be a beautiful piece for you.
I hope you love this free crochet hooded cowl as much as I did designing it and styling mine. When you make yours, do tag me with your beautiful versions. Come share with us in my Facebook group.