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Cozy Cute: Toddler Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern


Hello everyone! I’m Bethany from Whistle and Ivy [3]. I am so excited to share this Toddler Hooded Cowl crochet pattern with you today. I love the inspiration that the cold weather brings. There are so many cute and fun ways to stay cozy and warm during the winter, and nothing gets me in the crochet mood more than a flurry of snow outside my window.

This toddler hooded cowl is inspired by my spit-fire one-year-old. I have made her several hats, but she doesn’t seem to appreciate that it is, in fact, below freezing outside our house because the hat is pulled off instantaneously. And since my children are nearly bald for the first couple years of their lives, something needed to be done.

toddler hooded cowl crochet pattern [4]

She has been wearing her baby hooded cowl [5]for a few months now, but it’s amazing how fast little ones grow. A size-up will be in order soon and I figured I better get on it as soon as possible. This toddler cowl is so adorable, and is more versatile than the baby version. It will fit a child from ages 2 to 5.

Toddler Hooded Cowl

What you need: 

Abbreviations: (American Terms)
BLO – Back Loops Only
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Gauge: 7 sts = 2″

This hood is worked in 2 pieces, the ribbed cowl and hood. Ch 1 does NOT count.

Ribbed Cowl: 
Ch 30.
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. hdc 28. Turn. (29 sts)
2.44.  (BLO)
Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 28. Turn. (29 sts)
Tie off.

Fold cowl in half, with ribs going vertically. Sl st along where the edges meet, forming a cowl. Tie off.

1. Ch 34. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 32. Turn. (33 sts)
2. – 50. Ch 1. *Sc, dc in same st. Sk next st.* work 16 times. Sk next st. Sc in last st.  (33 sts) Turn.
51. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 32. (33 sts). Tie off.

Fold the hood in half, touching the hdc rows together. Sl st along the top forming a hood. Turn inside-out, so the seam is on the inside.
Put the hood inside the cowl, right sides touching each other. Make sure the open edges of the hood are meeting in the front. Pin in place for easier sewing.

construction [4]

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Using your needle and a length of yarn, sew the hood on where you have it pinned using the overcast stitch. This allows the cowl to stretch where it meets the cowl.

sewing [4]

Once you are done stitching it together, weave in your ends and flip the ribbed cowl down.

toddler-crochet-hooded-cowl [4]

toddler-crochet-hooded-cowl [4]

Put this adorable toddler hooded cowl on your child and wait for the “oooh’s” and “ahhh’s” that will come from nearly everyone you meet, all while staying warm and cozy.

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And be sure to check out the baby hooded cowl [5].

crochet-baby-hooded-cowl [5]
Happy crocheting!


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