Crochet Pattern: Scalloped Hat and Wrap Around Cowl
Treat yourself to some extra-soft-and-fancy yarn and whip up this super easy hat and cowl set. Here’s the stitches you need to know: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half-double crochet (hdc), and double crochet (dc). You may also want to know about invisible joins and magic circles.
- thick/bulky weight/chunky yarn; I used Lion Brand Thick & Quick (wool/acrylic blend) in 149 Charcoal (each skein is 108 yards, and I used about 1.5 skeins)
- crochet hook N/13 (10 mm)
- large, blunt needle for weaving in yarn ends
For the Cowl:
Chain a multiple of 6 (I did 96 chains). Join chain ends together with a slip stitch, being careful not to twist the chain.
- Chain 2 (counts as first half-double crochet now and throughout). Hdc into each chain around. Join with sl st to top of first ch 2. (96 hdc)
- Ch 2. Hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first ch 2. (96 hdc)
- Ch 3 (counts as first dc). 2 dc in same st (3 dc). Skip 2 stitches, sc in next st. *skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st.* Repeat * to * around to last sc. Skip next 2 st, 2 dc in same st as first 3 dc. Join with sl st or invisible join into top of first ch 3. Cut yarn. (16 shells)
- With right side facing you, join yarn into the other side of the chain (Think of the chain as the center of the cowl. You have completed one half, and now you will be working the second half in the opposite direction, making a mirror image of the first half). Join the yarn where the chain was originally joined together (there should be a yarn end hanging there), or if you can’t see it clearly, join new yarn as close as you can to where the center of a shell will match the other side.
- Repeat rows 1 through 3. Weave in ends.
Done! Your cowl should have a total of 4 rows of hdc and 2 rows of shells that are mirror image (or very close) to each other.
For the Hat:
Make a magic circle.
- Chain 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout). 5 hdc in circle (6hdc). Pull yarn end tight to close circle. Join with sl st to top of first ch 2.
- Ch 2. Hdc in same chain as joining. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (12 hdc)
- Ch 2. 2 hdc in next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat * to * around. Join as before. (18 hdc)
- Ch 2. Hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. * 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat * to * around. Join. (24 hdc)
- Ch 2. Hdc in next 2 st. 2 hdc in next st. *1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat * to * around. Join (30 hdc)
- Ch 2. 1 hdc in next 3 st. 2 hdc in next st. *1 hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat * to * around. Join. (36 hdc)
- to 11. Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join. (36 hdc); Go ahead and add more rounds of hdc in this manner if you’d like your hat longer.
Row 12 (or final row): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same st (3dc). Skip 2 st. Sc in next st. *Skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st.* Repeat * to * around to last sc. Skip last 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beginning 3 dc. Join with sl st or invisible join to top of first ch 3. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
FINI. Now you have a lovely, matching hat and cowl. Make some for yourself. Make some for your friends. Heck, make some to sell — but please don’t pass this pattern off as your own : ) Enjoy!
Of course, if you find any sort of problem with this pattern, or if anything is unclear, please let me know!
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