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I am a Jill of all trades , SAHM and lover of all crafts. I think my middle name is Creating :) Each day I try to invision some new detail or put together some stiches I have never done before for a new look. I can`t wait to see what tomorrow will bring . Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SUPER WARM WINTER HAT with Attached cowl




This is my crochet version of a hat my niece had from her grandmother who made it for her daughter . ( This is for he brother ) Her hat was knitted but I don`t like to knit as much as I like crocheting so I just worked it up in crochet . This is so nice and warm because it covers most of the face yet open enough so you can easily see and breath easily and the neck stays warm because of the added cowl on the bottom .

When I had my 9 yr old son try it for size , he said he wants one just like it !


I`ll be making another this week and will write out the pattern for anyone that is interested in making one.

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HDC - half double crochet
slip stitch to join
FPDC  - front post double crochet(you tube has a great step by step tape on this )
BPDC - back post double crochet 

I am attempting to write this pattern ... in my own words because I am no pattern writer ...If there is anything you do not understand just leave me A comment and I will try to clarify my meaning as best as I can . :)

row 1. chain 3 and HDC in the first chain X 8 ,  slip stitch  to join , chain  2( do not turn )

row 2.   - HDC in same stitch , 2HDC in each stitch around, slip stitch to join , chain 2 ( do not turn )

row 3. - HDC in same stitch ,* HDCin next stitch , HDC  in next stitch, 2HDC in next stitch * repeat to end of row , slip stitch to join ,chain 2 ( do not turn)

row 4. HDC in same stitch ,* HDCin next stitch , HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch, 2HDC in next stitch * repeat to end of row , slip stitch to join ,chain 2 ( do not turn)


row5. HDC in same stitch ,* HDCin next stitch , HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch, 2HDC in next stitch * repeat to end of row , slip stitch to join ,chain 2 ( do not turn)


row 6. HDC in same stitch ,* HDCin next stitch , HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch, 2HDC in next stitch * repeat to end of row , slip stitch to join ,chain 2 ( do not turn)

row 7.HDC in same stitch ,* HDCin next stitch , HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch,HDC  in next stitch, 2HDC in next stitch * repeat to end of row , slip stitch to join .

NOW you start to work on the round ....(working front and back loops ) a HDC in each stitch till you have worked 5 inches from the middle of the circle .(top of hat )

Chain 2 and turn, work HDC in each stitch around leaving 15 stitches unworked ,* chain 2 , turn  , HDC in each stitch around *    *repeat till you have worked 3 inches (that is your face opening ) 

chain 15 , HDC in 1st Stitch across , continue working HDC in each stitch including the 15 chain stitches from previous row ,* slip stitch to join ,chain 2 turn , DC in each stitch around* repeat till you work 2 1/2 inches from face opening  

Now we are at the neck part ( we want to get it tighter to give it shape ... I used FPDC and BPDC by working 2 stitches together at a time ... that gives it a nice elastic feel  )

(If you didn`t want to use the BPDC and FPDC for this you could justHDC and decrease every 3rd stich for first 2 rows then just HDC


chain 2 ,*work 2 of the stitches together  with a FPDC and next 2 stitches together with a BPDC * repeat till u reach the end of row..slip stitch to join chain 2 turn  repeat same stitches across the row till u worked 2 inches 

WORK ON THE ROUND  2HDC in each stich continue  one round then justHDC around till you have worked a total of 3 1/2 inches from neck . slip stich  knot a few times cut the yarn  and weave  the ends .


This pattern may be used for personal use  only but is not to be photocopied ...please just link to this page.

Thank you :)

8 comments:

  1. That's so cute! You're so talented. I tried to pick up knotting and crochetting, but never got the hang of it, except for holey scarves!

    Keep at it! :)

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  2. I love this idea! Way to showcase your talent!

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  4. Cute hat! I thought it said attached owl and was looking for it! Ha then I realized it said cowl! I must have owl on the brain.

    Best wishes to you and your shop!

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  5. Lesley < Thats funny !! LOL thank you :)

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  6. I would Love to have the pattern mamma_nee. Not sure if i can make one but i am willing to give it a whirl. Thanks so much...Jeanie
    barbidoll61@yahoo.com

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  7. Do you have any video of that? I'd love to find out more details.

    my webpage Mary Mullenix

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