We are reaching the end of January, and I’m getting tired of wrapping the old scarf around my face to keep my nose, cheeks, and chin from falling off (as I write this, it’s -25C/-13F). So, what better way to keep my face warm than a cowl?
And you can pull it over your face.
The cowl I made for my friend J is a flexible cowl, since you can button it tight to look more like a scarf, or wear it looser around the neck.
This is a project that a beginner can tackle. The final result is a rectangle of 12 in by 25 in. I used a somewhat light weight yarn (Noro Silk Garden Sock), with a 3.75mm hook, but you can use any hook and yarn (I only recommend you use a yarn that changes colors, o has an interesting texture, since the pattern itself is very simple).
- Make a chain of a multiple of 4 + 2 (mine was of 82)
- Row 1: ch 2 (counts as a sc), sc 1, * ch 2 , sc 2 * to the end.
- Row 2: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 1, * ch 2, dc 2 * to the end.
- Repeat rows 1 and 2 until desired length, ending with a row 1.
The diagram would be something like:
To finish it, add the button on the edge. They should fit through the little wholes.
If I made one for myself, I’d probably line the middle section so if I pull it over my face, no cold air would come through the little holes. I would leave the rest open, so I could still button it different ways.
I hope my friend J will like it!