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Cara Cowl Combo

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

It's January and here in MN that means it's COLD. Last night we had negative 30 degree wind chills! That's when the air hurts your face... It's this time of year I ask myself, "why do I live here?" However, when Landon asks if I want to move somewhere warm my response is always, "I can't crochet cozy winter things if we live somewhere warm." *I know you really can (you crochet folks who live where it's warm would tell me so) I just don't want to leave. ha!

I created this pattern as a Christmas gift to my *soon to be! :)* mother in law so she could stay cozy when she has playground duty at school but it wouldn't mess her hair. I think we can all agree- hats are warm and cozy but we don't always want hat hair. This cowl combo acts as a nice scarf to keep your neck warm but you can flip it up over your head to block the wind and keep your ears warm. The goal was to create it so you couldn't tell it was "hooded" but it would pull up like a hood when you wanted it to.

I used the seed stitch for this pattern. I'm in love with the simplicity and texture you get from it. Plus, it's a perfect stitch for beginners since it's only a repeat of slip stitches and half double crochets. I think you'll find this to be a nice relaxing pattern to work on and a very useful cowl if you also live where the wind hurts your face :)

Happy Crocheting!


Here's the Darling Dana Designs Original Pattern:

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  • Size 4 yarn-I used Lion Brand Heartland Black Canyon (3 Skeins) --> get yours here!

  • Hook- 6.5 mm

  • Yarn Needle


Ch 101

R1: hdc in the second chain from the hook, sl st in next, *hdc in next, sl st in next, rep from * to end, turn.

R2: ch 1, *hdc in next, sl st in next, rep from * to end, turn.

(Pattern note: you will be doing the hdc in the previous rows sl st, and the sl st in the previous rows hdc- alternating back and forth)

R3 - R70: Rep R2

R71: ch 1, sc in each st across

*Do not finish off

Fold in half and working along side, sl st along in the side of each row to seam sides together.

Finish off.

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