Looking for a new crochet pattern to try out before the cool weather kicks in this autumn? This ruffled hooded cowl crochet pattern is perfect for early fall through to spring! The ruffle adds a flirty look to the traditional hooded cowl, and it’s easy to work-up.
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Ruffled Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern
Worked in the round, this pattern is easy to customize, so if you’re not keen on the ruffles, you can skip that part. Alternatively, if you just want a ruffled cowl with no hood, it’s easy to skip that element.
And, there are no special stitches involved, just the most basic, easy knots. So, even if you’re a beginner, this free crochet pattern will show you how to do it step by step. So grab your yarn and hook and get started!
What Yarn Should You Use for a Hooded Cowl?
For this particular project, I wanted a soft, smooth feeling yarn that wouldn’t be scratchy on the cheeks. But I also wanted something relatively lightweight that would make the finished piece warm without being heavy on the shoulders.
You can use any color of yarn you like, but a neutral or pastel shade looks best with the ruffled hooded cowl and makes it more versatile.
But this project can be worked with any super bulky weight yarn or similar.
What Size Does This Quick Crochet Hood Pattern Fit?
As written, this pattern is a one-size-fits-all size. I am an average height and it fits well. If I were making this pattern for a teen or even a tween, the pattern, as written, would be a slightly oversized fit, but would still be sufficient. For a larger individual, you may consider sizing up or working with a looser tension.
How Much Yarn Will I Need to Make a Crocheted Cowl?
I used a large portion of a 8.4 oz skein of 7% polyester and 93% acrylic, super bulky weight yarn (size 6) in pink colorway. I do generally crochet in a medium-tension, so this is what I would consider an average amount of yarn usage for this project.
How Do You Crochet a Hooded Cowl?
This particular hooded cowl crochet pattern is worked in the round. With the added ruffle, the stitch work doesn’t get too boring, so this is a great project for anyone who loves to see the design revealed in the round.
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Ruffled Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern
Below you will find the notes and directions for making this easy ruffled hooded cowl crochet pattern.
16”x13” in height and width or 40.6×33 cm
- 175 yards super bulky weight (size 6) yarn (Loops & Threads Barcelona Roving in Pink colorway pictured)
- Crochet hook: Size N/15 (10 mm)
- In single crochet, 5 stitches and 5 rows = 2 in x 2 in (5.08×5.08 cm)
Skill Level: Easy
- The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Adult One Size Fits All
Foundation: Ch 48, do NOT turn. Being careful to not twist the foundation chain, sl st to the beginning of the chain.
Round 1-6: Ch 2, DC in ea st around, sl st to join, do NOT turn.
Round 1: Ch 2, in same st as ch 2: dc, sc, 2 dc, skip 1 dc, *in next st: 2dc, sc, 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. Do NOT turn.
Round 2: Sl st in next 2 dc’s. In next sc–ch 2, dc, sc, 2 dc. *in next sc: 2dc, sc, 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join.
Turn your work upside down to work on the hood. Cast on in the beginning foundation chain of the cowl.
Row 1-9: Ch 2, *dc in each of the next 35 stitches. TURN.
Rows 10-13: Ch 2, dc in ea of the next 5 stitches, hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, sc in each of the next 12 stitches, hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, dc in each of the next 6 stitches. TURN (except on the 13th row).
TURN YOUR WORK INSIDE OUT.
Fold the hood in half lengthwise, so that the hood has 2 layers from top to neck. Make sure to line up the stitches on the top front of the hood.
Working from the front of the hood to the back, sl st in the first st. On the remaining stitches, *pick up the back loop only of the layer of the hood that is closest to you, and the front loop only of the layer that is farthest from you. Create a sl st to join. Repeat from * to close the top seam of the hood (18 stitches total). Fasten off and finish.
On the front opening of the hood and cowl, sl st to join, and sc in ea st and 2 sc in ea row end around. Sl st to join, cut yarn and finish.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.