Soft and Snugly Knitted Cowl/Hood bonus Pattern


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Soft and Snugly Knitted Cowl/Hood bonus Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, slip stitch, three strand braid. Optional; single chain crochet.
  • Knitting in the round.
  • Cast on and bind off of course

Pattern Description:

This cowl is designed to be rolled down or up as a hood. Worn rolled down it might be rolled starting with a two inch turn down that rolls it to drape around the neck or a four inch turn down so that it comes up to keep the ears warm. It can also be worn fully extended to drape loosely over the head as a hood. Folding a small cuff in the edge of the hood, next to the face will give you a bit more structure and body when it is worn as a hood. Below the cowl is the drawstring, then the piece changes texture for a more stable, less 'drapey' fabric, towards the shoulder.

The draw string is three strands of crocheted chain, braided but it could also be achieved easily with "I-cord; (cut and paste this link)
or a simple multiple strand braid.

The bonus pattern is for finger free mitts, just two simple ribbed tube pieces with holes for the thumb. They are done on size 8 needles produce a tighter fabric and to give them more shape as more durability is needed in mitts than in a cowl, The part that covers the fingers is worked long, it can unfolded back out of the way to allow for better dexterity or opened towards the fingers to offer more warmth to the fingers. The mitts can be worn alone, or over gloves or mittens in the deep winter for more warmth.


6 stitches per inch in stockinette

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

any sock yarn, the pictue is an art yarn, a hand combed angora/nylon from an independent NJ angora perveyor..



About Designer

About Designer

Knancyknitter on

April brings her dampness and showers. You are still going to need some cowls and mitts for yourself and your family. Have you begun your spring knitting yet. Are you ready for unpredictable weather that still lies ahead? Get your needles going and get to work.

Retired from school nursing, I design in yarn and write Knitting patterns. I was taught by my maternal grandmother to knit. Then came ...

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