Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult)
Cowl diameter: 18 (20, 26.5, 34.5) inches/46 (51, 67, 88) cm
Hood depth: 7.5 (9, 9.5, 12) inches/19 (22, 24, 31) cm
Winter Queen shown in Baby size; Snowman shown in Toddler size.
Bernat Baby Blanket (100% polyester; 220 yards [201 meters]/300 grams): 04005 White, 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins
Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic; 81 yards [74 meters]/140 grams): 100 New York White, 1 (1, 1, 1) skeins
Lion Brand Woolease Chunky (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 153 yards [140 meters]/140 grams): 110 Indigo, 1 (1, 1, 1) skeins
Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick Metallics (79% acrylic, 20% wool, 1% other fiber; 92 yards [84 meters]/140 grams): 301 Celebration 2, (2, 3, 4) skeins
James C. Brett Wildcat Chunky (100% Polyamide; 109 yards [100 meters]/100 grams): CA 4, 1 (1, 1, 1) skeins
Size US13 (9 mm) 16” circular needle (for the inner neckwarmer) and 24” circular (Baby, Toddler and Child sizes only)
Size US15 (10 mm) 24” circular needles
Size US17 (12.75 mm) 24” circular needles (Adult size only)
Size US11 (8 mm) straight needles (Snowman scarf)
5 (7 for Adult) ½” black buttons (Snowman); 2 (3 for Child and Adult) 1″ black buttons (Snowman); tapestry needle; I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook (Winter Queen); stitch marker; 4 or more removable stitch markers.
With Super Bulky yarn:
10 sts x 14 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st flat with US 13 (9 mm) for Baby, Toddler and Child sizes.
9 sts x 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st flat with US 15 (10 mm) for Adult size.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom to the top of the neck, then worked flat for the hood.
This pattern is shaped at the neck by decreasing.
If using a fuzzy textured yarn, consider using a smooth textured one for the inner neck warmer.
Loosely CO 45 (50, 66, 78) sts using the larger needles for your size.
Place stitch marker and join in the round.
Rnd 1: Knit all sts.
Rnd 2: Purl all sts.
Rep above two rnds 2 (2, 3, 3) more times. Note that you’re working in the round, so this will create a garter stitch edge.
Switch to smaller needles and knit 12 (15, 20, 24) more rnds.
Baby/Toddler: *K3, k2tog*; 36, 40 sts
Child (3 rnds):
Rnd 1: *K4, k2tog*; 55 sts
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog*; 44 sts
Adult (3 rnds):
Rnd 1: *K4, k2tog*; 65 sts
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog*; 52 sts
All sizes: Using the removable stitch markers, mark the next round evenly around and leave the markers to mark where the inner neckwarmer will go. Knit 3 (4, 5, 6) rnds.
HOOD INCREASE ROW
Starting from here, the rest of the project will be worked flat.
Baby/Adult sizes (RS): Kfb, knit to last two sts, kfb, k1; 38 (54) sts
Toddler (RS): K4, *Kfb, k9*, kfb, k5 (44)
Child (RS): K6, *Kfb, k9* to last 8 sts, kfb, k7; 48 sts
Now, either follow the Snowman Hood or Winter Queen instructions below.
Work in stockinette (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) until the hood measures 8.5 (10.5, 11.5, 13) inches or 21.6 (26.7, 29.2, 33) cm in length (end after completing a knit row).
SNOWMAN HOOD DECREASE
Baby (WS): P8, *p2tog, p2* 5 times, p2tog, p8; 32 sts
Toddler (WS): P6, *p2tog, p4* 5 times, p2tog, p6; 38 sts
Child (WS): P8, *p2tog, p8* 3 times, p2tog, p8; 44 sts
Adult (WS): P6, *p2tog, p11* 3 times, p2tog, p7; 50 sts
Leave a long tail and graft the top of the hood together.
WINTER QUEEN HOOD
Row 2 (WS): K3 (3, 4, 5) and purl to the last 3 (3, 4, 5) sts, knit rem sts.
Row 3 (RS): Knit
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the hood measures 8.5 (10.5, 11.5, 13) inches or 21.6 (26.7, 29.2, 33) cm in length (end after completing a knit row).
WINTER QUEEN HOOD DECREASE
Baby (WS): K3, p5, *p2tog, p2* 5 times, p2tog, p5, k3; 32 sts
Toddler (WS): K3, p3, *p2tog, p4* 5 times, p2tog, p3, k3; 38 sts
Child (WS): K4, p4, *p2tog, p8* 3 times, p2tog, p4, k4; 44 sts
Adult (WS): K3, p3, *p2tog, p11* 3 times, p2tog, p4, k3; 50 sts
Leave a long tail and graft the hood.
Turn the work inside out with the hood pointing towards you, and pick up and knit 36 (40, 44, 52) sts from the previously marked row (the first knit rnd after the cowl decreases). Join to work in the rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnd 3: *K2, p2* around.
Repeat Rnd 3 until the inner neckwarmer measures 3 (3.5, 4, 5) inches or 7.6 (8.9, 10.2, 12.7) cm. Bind off loosely or use a stretchy bind off. See our decrease bindoff tutorial link.
CO 8 (10, 12, 14) sts and knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until the scarf measures 36 (38, 42, 44) inches or 91.4 (96.5, 106.7, 111.8) cm. If desired, add fringe to the ends of the scarf. Attach the center of the scarf to the hood with the top side of the scarf lining up to the same row as the inner neckwarmer.
Drape the scarf as desired around the neck/shoulder area of the hooded cowl, and secure in place. It is recommended that you only stitch the top 1” or 2.5 cm of the scarf to allow stretch and movement at the lower end of the scarf.
Focusing on the inner neckwarmer, decide on the placement of the ½” buttons to form the snowman’s smile, and sew them on securely.
Place the 1” buttons on the front of the cowl as desired, and sew them on securely.
Using the I/5.5 mm hook and the Wildcat yarn, crochet using sc evenly around the opening of the hood and the base of the cowl. If more volume is desired, sc a second row around.
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