Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this sample!
I knew as soon as I made the Carlyle Slouch that it needed a matching cowl. Besides the fact that my readers are always asking for patterns in sets, which I’m trying to do more of, I just love color-blocking and was so happy with how the hat came together that a cowl seemed like a natural next step!
For this pattern, I used the same 3 neutral colors from Cascade Yarn’s Longwood line (which has soooo many color options) as I did for the slouch hat. Longwood is one of my absolute all-time favorite yarns; I used it in the Herringbone Baby Hat, Easy Herringbone Earwarmer, Super Plush Infinity Scarf, and the Yenni and South Haven Slouches (the latter two use the sport weight version of the yarn). I honestly can’t get enough of its softness, drape and amazing stitch definition!
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Finished Size: 12″ tall x 29″ around
Hook: I (5.50mm)
Yarn: Approximately 350 yards of Cascade Longwood, a #4 medium yarn. Broken down, you will need about 120 yards of Color A, 115 yards of Color B, and 115 yards of Color C. I used colors “Oatmeal”, “Doeskin Heather” and “Walnut”, respectively.
Gauge: 7 rows of 8 HHDC = 2″ square
You’ll also need: Yarn needle, stitch marker
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HHDC (herringbone half double crochet; see “special stitch” below)
BLO (back loop only)
HHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet. Here’s how you do it:
HHDC: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch AND through first loop on hook (this is similar to a slip stitch motion). Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops.
(If you need additional help, Moogly has an excellent video tutorial here.)
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) Pattern is worked in a continuous, seamless round after the band. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds and do not join unless instructed to do so.
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To begin: With COLOR A, CH9.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (8)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in 1st ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 6 STS. SC in last ST. (8)
Rows 3-116: Repeat Row 2. (8)
Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Use tail to sew the last and first rows together to form a circular shape. Weave in both ends. Reattach COLOR A at the seam and continue to instructions for “Body”.
We are now working in continuous rounds. Do not join or chain unless specifically instructed.
Round 1: CH1; HHDC in each ribbing row around. (116)
Rounds 2-7: HHDC in each ST around. (116)
Attach COLOR B; fasten off COLOR A.
Rounds 8-20: HHDC in each ST around. (116)
Attach COLOR C; fasten off COLOR B.
Rounds 21-32: HHDC in each ST around. (116)
Round 33: HHDC in each of the first 112 STS; 4 STS remain. SC in each of the next 2 STS. SL ST in each of the remaining 2 STS.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.