Hooded Cowl Pattern

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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.

Hooded Cowl Pattern

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.

Hooded Cowl Pattern

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!

Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern, with hood

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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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)

Estimated Yardage 

680 (780, 880, 980) yards

Hook = 5 mm Crochet Hook.

Gauge

18 sts over 14 rows = 4”/10 cm Square made in hdc, before blocking.

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
  3. Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

Difficulty Level – Easy

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

ch – Chain

hdc – Half Double Crochet

dc – Double Crochet

sc – Single Crochet

Rep – Repeat

Special Stitch

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.

Finished Measurements

Sizes – XS(S, M, L)

XS = Kids

S = Teens

M = Adult Small

L= Adult Large

Finished measurements

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

Edging

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

Fasten off

Finishing –

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).

Fasten off.

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.

Hooded Vest

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.

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