Zoe and I are showing off our Lion Brand Yarn #Scarfie projects today! What is a #Scarfie you ask? It’s when you take a selfie (a picture of yourself) while wearing a crocheted or knit cowl or scarf! Selfie + Scarf = Scarfie… see what they did there?!
Lion Brand Yarn generously provided me with two skeins of their Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn and I transformed them into matching hooded cowls for me and my baby girl. This yarn is super bulky, soft, and works up quickly! The pattern I have created is very adjustable and very simple. It uses one stitch throughout: the Half Double Crochet. I’m confident a beginner could make this!
– Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in Fisherman and Fig. Although they sent me 2 skeins (on of each) I ended up using 3 skeins for my adult size and 2 skeins for the toddler size.
– Size I/9 crochet Hook
– Two large buttons
– Large Tapestry Needle
Ch = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
Note about pattern: This pattern is totally adjustable. Both of these cowls turned out large. My daughter is 13 months old and it was roomy. Mine could have been made smaller and would have still fit well. But the oversized look is what makes this comfy and cozy. My suggestion is when making your foundation chains to measure it along your head (like a hood would fit) and then when making the extra chains for the cowl part, try it on and get a feel for how long you want it to wrap around. Continue to try it on as you go so you can adjust the number of rows you make to make it fit for you. Or feel free to follow the pattern as it is written
Small Hooded Cowl:
Begin with the hood.
Chain 37, HDC in 3rd ch from hook and rest of way down, ch 2, turn (35 HDC)
Row 2- 13: HDC in each stitch across, ch 2 turn
Fold it in half so it looks like a bonnet. Sew back together by making SC crochets along the back edges. Weave in ends and turn inside out (you wan the seam to be on the inside).
Now the cowl.
Attach yarn, chain 2 and HDC along bottom. I was able to make 42 HDC along bottom (the exact count doesn’t really matter) when you get to the end chain 20 (if I were to make again I would decrease that to 10-15).
Row 2: HDC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of way down chain.. Continue to Hdc along the edge of cowl (60 HDC), ch 2, turn
Row 3: HDC in first 57, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, Hdc in last (this creates the button hole), ch 2, turn
Row 4-5: HDC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn
Row 6: HDC in first 57, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, Hdc in last (this creates the button hole), ch 2, turn
Row 7: HDC in each stitch across, fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew buttons on.
Large Hooded Cowl:
Being with the hood.
Chain 42, HDC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of way down (40 HDC), ch 2, turn
Row 2: 2 HDC in first, HDC in next, repeat across, ch 2, turn (60 Hdc)
Row 3-19: HDC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn
Fasten off weave in ends
Fold in half and sew back edge together with single crochets.
Turn inside out so your seam is hidden on the inside of the hood
Connect yarn to one end of the bottom edge and chain 2. HDC across bottom. When you get to other end chain 20.
Row 2-3: HDC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn