I don’t use Red Heart’s With Love very much, but I happened to have two skeins in my stash, and couldn’t help but fall in love with the soft, squishy feel. One of my favorite stitches for texture is the puff stitch, and I knew it would be a perfect pair with the With Love to create this soft, squishy and warm Snowcapped Cowl and Beanie set!
As far as snowy scenes go, I think this set would look great with aqua, blue or gray as the main color, or any color combo really! Being worked with just one skein, and a little extra for the ribbing, this is a nice set to make as a gift, and can be worked fairly quickly.
The cowl will pull down over your shoulders for anyone size small and medium. You could easily increase the number of puff stitches in the cowl to create a wider piece if needed. I did not design this piece to cover the shoulders, but it’s an added perk.
To fit average Teen/Woman.
Cowl measures 14.5” Wide by 12.25” Tall with a circumference of 29″.
Red Heart’s With Love (100% acrylic; 370 yards [338 meters]/198 grams): #E400_1308 Tan (MC), 1 ball; #E400_1001 White (CC), 1 ball.
Size US K10.5/6.5mm Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends, Tape Measure. Optional: Stitch Marker or Waste Yarn.
9 dc and 5 rows = 3” [7.62 cm].
Please see our standard abbreviations.
bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
fdc – Foundation Double Crochet
Foundation stitches are worked sideways, and include the foundation chain and respective stitch. I’ve chosen to use this technique in this cowl to add flexibility within the beginning chain. Alternatively, you can chain 102, join to form a ring, and then work a round of double crochets.
PS – Puff Stitch
To PS: yo, insert hook into the st, yo, and pull through [3 loops on hook]. *Yo, insert hook into the same st, yo and pull through. Rep from * 1 more time [7 loops on hook]. Yo, and pull through all 7 loops. Chain 1 to secure.
The cowl is worked in a continuous round to avoid the seam. Read instructions carefully for joining instructions.
Rounds 2 and 3 begin with a modified puff stitch to avoid a gap.
Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch, not the beginning chain.
To change yarn color, pull new color through in second half of the double crochet.
Chain 2 counts as a double crochet in the first round of ribbing round (white), and as a back post double crochet in the remaining rounds, but does not count as a stitch in the foundation round of the cowl.
To increase/decrease the width of the cowl, add/subtract two stitches in the foundation.
In Tan (MC) Ch 2. Fdc 100. Join. (100 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1. Insert hook into the next st, yo and pull through, *yo, insert hook into the same st, yo and pull through. Rep from * 1 more time [6 loops on hook]. Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1. Sk the next ch-1 sp, *PS into the next st, sk the next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 48 more times. Do not join. (50 PS)
Round 3: Insert hook into the next st, yo and pull through, *yo, insert hook into the same st, yo and pull through. Rep from * 1 more time [6 loops on hook]. Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1. Sk the next ch-1 sp, *PS into the next st, sk the next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 48 more times. Do not join. (50 PS)
Rounds 4 – 19: *PS into the next st, sk the next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 48 more times. Do not join. (50 PS)
Round 20: *PS into the next st, sk the next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 48 more times. Join with White (CC). (50 PS)
Round 21: In White (CC), Ch 2. Dc into the 2nd st, and into ea dc and ch-1 sp around. Join. (100 dc)
Rounds 22 – 24: Ch 2. Fpdc around the next dc, *bpdc around the next dc, fpdc around the next dc. Rep from * 48 more times. Join, and Fasten Off. (100 dc)
Weave in all tails.
About the Designer: Alexandra Richards
Alexandra is described as a “craft, coffee and cat addict”. She began her crafting journey more than 10 years ago with needlepoint on plastic canvas. Four years ago she jumped head first into crocheting and jewelry making, and her blogging journey as EyeLoveKnots, named in honor of family members affected by Retinoblastoma – a cancer of the eye. She can also be found on her sister blog, EyeLoveCrafts, where she is working on building a directory of recipes along with jewelry, home decor, yarn related and sewing tutorials.