The Crochet Howl is a hoodie and cowl combination by Nancy Elliott. With back rounded off to fit. Perfect for snow blowing!
If you aren’t blowing snow, you can easily shift the hoodie down and lower the cowl as well. It’s a great practical project.
People were requesting a Crochet Cowl and Hoodie Combination not to have a pointed back on it. So there is the next best thing.
Like my Crochet Toodie, it’s designed for warmth during the cooler and let’s face it, freaking cold days!
Yarn – Customize Your Own Colours
Craftsmart Value Yarn (7 oz/198g; 354 yds/324m)
- 2 Balls – Black
- Tapestry needle.
- Fits average adult.
- Size U.S. J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook (for hood portion)
- Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook (for neck portion)
- Alt – alternative
- Bpdc – Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
- Ch – Chain(s)
- Dc – Double crochet
- Fpdc – Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
- MR – magic ring
- Pm – place marker
- Rep – Repeat
- Rs – right side
- Rnd(s) – Round(s)
- Sc – Single crochet
- Sl st – Slip stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Ws – wrong side
Hood Portion – 6 mm / J Hook
1st rnd: Start with a magic ring, ch3 (counts as dc) 11 dc into MR, join with sl st into top of ch3 (12 sts). (Alternately, you can ch3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
2nd rnd: Ch 2 (does not count as a st). 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first dc. (24 sts)
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (does not count as a st, unless otherwise noted). 2dc into same st as join. 1 dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next st. Rep from *, join with a sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
4th rnd: Ch3, 1dc in same st as join, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st. Rep from * around to last st. 1dc in last st. Join with sl st to first dc (48 sts)
5th rnd: Ch3,*1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts)
6th rnd: Ch3, *2dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep from * 9 more times. **2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts. Rep from ** once more. Join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts)
7th rnd: Ch1, 2hdc in same st as join. 1hdc in next 5 sts. *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts. Rep from * 9 more times. 1sc in each of the last 12 sts. (82 sts)
In order to get a “rounded, rather than pointed” hood we will need to transition the circle into rows to form the top and sides of the hood.
1st row: RS. Ch2. Alternate fpdc and bpdc into the next 71 sts. Turn (71 sts)
2nd row: WS. Ch2, alt bpdc and fpdc across, hdc into ch2. Turn (72 sts)
3rd row: RS. Ch2, alt fpdc/bpdc to end, hdc into ch2. Turn (73 sts)
4th row: WS. Ch2, alt bpdc/fpdc to end, hdc into ch2. Turn (73 sts)
Note: I made my hood so it’s a little longer in the front. If you want a shorter (closer to your head) front you can omit Rows 11-17, or customize to your liking by trying it on after completing Row 10. Alternately, you can also lengthen it by adding more rows by repeating rows 3 and 4 as needed. Do not fasten off at the end of the last row, we will transition into the cowl/mask piece.
Continue in pattern as follows:
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11 – repeat row 3.
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12 – repeat row 4
Row 13: Ch1, 1sc in each st across (incl. ch2) (73 sts)
Change to 5.5mm hook. We will now be transitioning into the cowl/mask portion of the pattern and for the first row you will be working your sts into the ch2 spaces from the above rnds sideways.
Note: If you’ve added/subtracted rows in hood portion you will need to adjust the number of sts you will work along the neck edges accordingly. Make sure you sc an “even” number of sts. (e.g.: 66, 68, 70,72,80,82 etc.)
Cowl Portion 5.5 mm / I Hook
1st rnd: RS, Ch1, (with work turned sideways see pic above) 2sc into each ch2 space along first side of neck edge (26 sts), continue and put 18 sc across the back neck edge (18sc), then continue along second neck edge adding 2sc into each ch2 sp to end, join to first sc. (70 sts total)
2nd rnd: Ch2, fpdc around first sc of rnd 1, bpdc into next sc. *Fpdc into next st, bpdc into next st. Rep from * around, ending with a fpdc, join with sl st to first fpdc. (70 sts)
Note: The ch2 will “act as a bpdc and fill in any potential “hole” between the first st and last st.
3rd rnd: Rep rnd 2 until cowl/neck portion measures 8” (or desired length based on any customization).
Rnd 4: Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in end.
Note: you will always have the same amount of sts (70) or whichever number you customized your pattern too throughout the rest of cowl/neck portion.
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