Winter Stroll Hat & Cowl

Updated: Mar 4


Happy 2021! We're 9 days into the year and I am proud to admit I'm doing the best I've ever done on my new years resolutions/goals than any other year. (Sad to admit, but usually I've given up by now...) I think part of that is because I have a tendency to set big and complicated goals and get discouraged almost immediately. Anyone else?


This year, I've focused on smaller, attainable goals that will get me to those big goals. One of the goals I've set for myself this year is to take Finley for a walk every day. He's a high energy dog but he's also obsessed with food- which means over quarantine I've been home every day, all day since I work from home- and he and I have both packed on the "COVID-19". Dogs and human's who snack together, stick together, right? ;)


I decided that making myself a new hat and some new fleece lined legging would be the ticket to keep myself from falling into the 'it's too cold' excuse that's easy to use in MN during the winter months. I added a cowl to the set because I always hate having a cold face- and if the pandemic has normalized anything, it's wearing a mask.


This pattern is quick and easy to make & nice and toasty in the cold weather. I used Lion Brand's Heartland yarn- one of my favs! It's 100% acrylic so it has a "wool" look without the scratchy wool feel. I love the variations in the colors and how it has a nice draping and feels semi-light but is plenty warm. Add the fur pom on top and you're looking stylish in the cold weather.


Happy Crocheting!

~Dana





Winter Stroll Hat Pattern


Materials:


  • 4 mm hook

  • 5 mm hook

  • Weight 4 yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Black Canyon)

  • Yarn Needle

  • Pom Pom (I used Faux Fur Pom I got at Joann's- find it here.)

  • Stitch Markers *Optional

Special Stitches:


HDC2TOG: yarn over, go through first stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over, go through next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, (5 loops on hook) yarn over- pull through all 5 loops.


Pattern:


*This pattern is written for 3 sizes- Small (20-21" head circumference )/Medium(22-23" head circumference )/Large(23"-24" head circumference ) based on the length of the band. You can increase or decrease as desired- you will just increase or decrease by 2 for the number of rows in the band.


Band:


With 4 MM Hook:


R1: Ch 11, hdc in 3rd chain from hook, and in each across (10)

R2: ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout band), hdc in blo for next 8, hdc in booth for next.

R3-R52(56,60): rep R2

*52 for Small, 56, for Medium, 60 for Large


Seam together along the last row and base of first row using a slip stitch.


Hat:


With 5 MM Hook (you can continue with the 4 if you'd like it to be tighter throughout the head and not just the band):


*Starting at R1 you will be working around the band into the side of the first rows. Each row from the band counts as one space.


R1: ch 1, *Hdc in next 2 spaces, 2 hdc in next, rep from * all the way around, sl st to join.


R2-R3: Ch1, Hdc in third loop in next st, and in each one across, sl st to join


R4: Ch2, *hdc2tog in next 2 spaces, ch1, rep from * around, sl st to join


R5: Ch 1, sc in next two spaces, ch 1, sk 1 stitch, *sc in next, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to join


R6: Ch 2, *hdc2tog in sc and ch 1 space, ch 1, rep from * around, hdc in last sc, sl st to join


R7: ch 1, Hdc in across, sl st to join.


R8-R9: Ch 1, hdc in third loop in next st and in each one across, sl st to join


R10-R15: Rep R4-R9





R16: ch 2, *hdc2tog in next 2 spaces, ch 1, rep form * around, sl st to join


R17: ch 1, sc in next two spaces, skip chain space, sc in next sc, around, Sl st to join


R18: ch 2, *hdc2tog in next 2 spaces, ch 1, rep from * around, sl s to join


Finish off


Weave around the stitches and cinch closed.

Sew on Pom Pom






Winter Stroll Cowl Pattern



Materials:


  • 5 MM Hook

  • Weight 4 Yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Black Canyon)

  • Yarn Needle

Special Stitches:


HDC2TOG: yarn over, go through first stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over, go through next stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, (5 loops on hook) yarn over- pull through all 5 loops.






Pattern:


Ch 71


R1: Hdc in third chain from hook, hdc across, turn


R2: Ch 2, *hdc2tog, ch 1, rep from * to last 3, hdc2tog, dc in last, turn


R3: Ch1, sc in first, ch 1, sk ch so, sc in next, across, turn


R4-R5: Rep 2 &3


R6: Rep R2


R7: Ch 2, hdc across, turn


R8: Ch 2, hdc in blo across, turn


R9: Ch 2, hdc in third loop across (the “third loop” will be on backside for this row- this is so the v stitch shows on the correct side.), turn


R10-R17: Rep R2-R9


R18-R19: Rep R2 & R3


R20: Rep R2


R21-R23: Ch 1, sc in each hdc2tog and ch across, turn


Working along side of work, join together with slip stitches in each row.


Finish Off, Sew in ends.


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