This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl is a quick and easy project using a skein of variegated yarn.  You can use any worsted weight yarn but variegated works the best for giving each hooded cowl and different design.  This designed was created during the craze of pooling that was popping up on my Facebook feed.  If you don’t know exactly what pooling is click here and you will find plenty of information and links that explains it from The Crochet Crowd.

This was made to be worn either as a cowl or as a hooded cowl, the choice is up to you.  It was snug enough to be worn comfortably around your neck.  If snug is not your thing you can easily adjust your starting chains.  This way it’s a cowl.

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver – Zebra or any worsted weight yarn

“L” Hook/8mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations: 

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

st – stitch

sk – skip                               

Notes: 

Ch 4 counts as dc and ch1 throughout pattern

Turn at the end of each round

Multiples of 2

Instructions:

Round 1:  Ch 100, join with slip stitch to form a ring, be careful and not twist chain.

Round 2:  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch1), dc in next st, *ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around, join in dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Round 3:  Ch4, *dc in next dc, ch1, repeat from * around, join in dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Round 4 – 32:  Repeat Round 3 until the desired length.

I used the entire skein of yarn because I like a snug fit cowl around my neck and it was enough to cover my head like a hood.  To make a shorter or longer hooded cowl increase or decrease rounds.  To make a larger or smaller hooded cowl increase or decrease your starting chains.

This way it’s a hooded cowl.

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl

Try this hooded cowl with the new Caron Cakes and Sweet Roll yarn and see what you can come up with.

This one was made with Sweet Roll in Wild Cherry Swirl.  I just love the names of these colors.  Makes me so hungry.

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl - Sweet Roll

I got a little carried away with the graphics and wanted something different.  My model was such a sport when I showed her surrounded by wolves.  This picture got me a few more orders also.  I made this hooded cowl with Homespun yarn by Lionbrand and I made 80 chains instead of 100 since it was bulky yarn and I still wanted a snug fit.  As you can see you can use any type of yarn with a slight modification of your starting chains and a larger hook if necessary.

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Two Toned Hooded Cowl

 

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In case you missed it I’m bringing you my Top 5 crochet patterns since I began crocheting.  I’ve always admired other crocheting patterns and ventured out on designing my very own Crochet Styles 4U patterns.  Designing a pattern is not always easy because I always get caught up in other patterns that I see online.  As of today I have over 1000 patterns saved in my Ravelry library. How many patterns do you have saved?  I know I’m not the only one with a massive crochet library, lol.

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There’s a New Yarn in Town

Oh Thursday, my Facebook exploded with this new yarn Caron Cakes exclusively sold at Michaels‘.  Everyone was oohing and ahhing and running out to see if the yarn hit their Michaels.  Yep, I’m guilty of that but I called the store before I dashed out on lunch.  After I got over the shock of the pretty colors I read that it was on sale, Buy 2 and get one Free, that was it for me.  I already knew the colors I wanted after I received confirmation it was my location.  These colors are absolutely amazing.

 

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Caron Cakes
Caron Cakes
Caron Cakes

These pretty babies are made from 80% acrylic and 20% wool and weigh in at a whopping 7.1 oz.  The colors are so vibrant  and it is gradient yarn.  On the pattern included on the package, shows the color change gradient when crocheting in rows.  It is very soft and fluffy.  If you crochet every day you will be able to tell the difference in this yarn.  I’ve seen this type of yarn online before being sold overseas at a much higher price, I can’t think of the name right now.  It was a good idea to make cakes instead of skeins and the variegated yarn sealed the deal.  The kicker was the acrylic/wool dynamic duo!  This was a great marketing idea for Caron Yarns.  I can see the popular US brands following suit.

Now, I waited before I actually wrote and published this post.  I wanted to read the different reviews after people worked with this yarn over the weekend.  The reviews were both good and bad.  Most of the bad reviews were on the color change and the price.  For me, the color change was not that bad and it all depends on the stitch that you use.

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Caron Cakes – Cherry Chip

The V Stitch seems to work up nicely for this wrap or poncho I’m making.  Haven’t decided what it will actually be as of yet.  The price for me is kind of high and I don’t think I will purchase again unless it’s on sale.  If you have the chance make sure you check this yarn out for yourself.

Happy Hooking.  Feel free to leave your thoughts on this yarn.

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