Norma Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

The Norma Hooded Cowl crochet pattern combines stripes and textured stitches to make a cozy and versatile accessory to keep you warm all winter.

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Hooded cowls are great for keeping your head and neck warm without setting you up for a bad hair day if you have easily crushable hair (as I do).

For the Norma Hooded Cowl crochet pattern, I designed something easy enough to wear as a regular cowl, too, in case you don’t want to cover your head at all.

For my version, I used three colors. Most of the cowl is in greys with a pop of teal/green towards the middle that is most visible when you wear Norma as a hooded cowl.

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Norma

Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This hooded cowl crochet pattern combines textured stitches and stripes to make a cozy winter accessory. The was the eighth pattern in the Weekend Mystery Crochet Along with Underground Crafter.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 29” (73.5 cm) circumference x 15.5” (39.5 cm) height.

Materials

Gauge

  • 13 dc = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial above for the FPsc, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisks as indicated.
  • [] – Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • For this pattern, you will change color in the last yarn over of the final stitch of the row. When possible, you should also crochet over your yarn tails. The video below demonstrates how to change colors in the last yarn over of a single crochet and crochet over your yarn tails.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to change colors in single crochet and crochet over yarn tails, click HERE to watch it on Facebook.
  • The video below demonstrates how to change colors in the last yarn over of a double crochet.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to change colors in the last yarn over of a double crochet, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Pattern Instructions

Hooded Cowl

  • With CA, ch 98 (or a multiple of 8 ch, + 2).
  • Row 1: (RS) Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 97 ch. (97 sts)
  • Row 2: (WS) Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc, here and throughout), dc in next 96 sts, changing to CB in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 3: (RS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across.
  • Row 4: (WS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st [tr in next st, sc in next st] across.
  • Row 5: (RS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [FPsc around next tr, sc in next sc] across, changing to CA in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 6: (WS) Turn, ch 3, dc in next 96 sts.
  • Row 7: (RS) Repeat Row 3 once.
  • Row 8: (WS) Repeat Row 2 once.
  • Rows 9-14: Repeat Rows 3-8 once.
  • Rows 15-17: Repeat Rows 3-5.
  • Row 18: (WS) Repeat Row 6, changing to CC in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 19: (RS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across, changing to CB in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 20: (WS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, [ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next 7 sts] across to last 5 sts, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts.
  • Row 21: (RS) Repeat Row 20 once.
  • Row 22: (WS) Repeat Row 20 once, changing to CC in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 23: (RS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, [dc in skipped st in CC on Row 19, sc in next 7 sts] across to last 5 sts, dc in skipped st in CC on Row 19, sc in next 4 sts.
  • Row 24: (WS) Repeat Row 3 once, changing to CA in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 25: (RS) Repeat Row 20 once.
  • Row 26: (WS) Repeat Row 20 once.
  • Row 27: (RS) Repeat Row 22 once.
  • Row 28: (WS) Repeat Row 23 once.
  • Row 29: (RS) Repeat Row 3 once, changing to CB in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 30-32: Repeat Rows 20-22 once.
  • Row 33: (RS) Repeat Row 23 once, changing to CA in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 34: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc, here and throughout), dc in next 96 sts, changing to CB in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CA. (97 sts)
  • Rows 35-49: Repeat Rows 3-17 once.
  • Rows 50-51: Repeat Rows 2-3 once.
  • Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm long) for seaming

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Fold Cowl over so that raw ends are touching, being careful not to twist. Join with mattress stitch seam (see video below).
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial for the mattress stitch above, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of Cowl.
© 2024 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2024/02/01/norma-easy-hooded-cowl-crochet-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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