With all the cowls I’ve been making recently (see my “Twist Cowl” and “Triple Luxe Cowl”), I thought it was high time that I made a cowl for Myla! She loves wearing what I’m wearing and I of course love matching with my little girl 🙂 I turned to my “Long Double Crochet Cowl” pattern that I designed two years ago. I love how it can be looped twice and the length is determined as you go as you simply need to seam it up at the end. I know that many of you have loved this pattern as well and I was excited to see that almost 100 people had input their “Long Double Crochet Cowl” projects into the Ravelry database!
I had quite a bit of left-over yarn from my “Cabled Slouchy Beanies”, so I opted to use the Lion Brand Heartland yarn in “Grand Canyon” (worsted weight, level 4 yarn) in my stash. I knew Myla would love this cowl since this yarn is so soft and it would match with her beanie!
Here are the details for the toddler cowl:
- I used a 5.5 mm crochet hook
- I chained 27 in the beginning and simply followed the pattern as written in my “Long Double Crochet Cowl” pattern HERE.
- I stopped at Row 81 and them seamed the ends together. If you want the cowl to hang closer to the neck, simply crochet fewer rounds.
- Once seamed up, my toddler cowl was 5″ or 13 cm wide and 23″ or 59 cm long.
Here is the finished product! I love how this pattern looks using a more delicate yarn as the staggered double crochets give an almost chevron or zigzag look. I think it would look beautiful as an adult cowl as well!
Here are the two of us sporting our “Long Double Crochet Cowls”! For reference, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in “Raspberry” for my adult cowl. It’s interesting how using the same pattern but different yarns can result in such a different look!
Big smiles all around 🙂 I love being able to crochet items for my sweet little girl!
The snow is definitely here to stay! Here is Myla sporting her new cowl in our winter wonderland!
I also made a chunkier toddler version for a friend’s little boy using a bulky level 5 yarn (Lion Brand Martha Stewart Alpaca Blend Yarn– note that this yarn is no longer available). I used an 8 mm hook with this cowl and chained 23 in the beginning. I forgot to count how many rows I completed before sending this cowl off but the final dimensions were 7″/18 cm wide and 22″/57 cm long.
Cowls are so versatile as the whole family and people of all ages can wear them! Have fun making cowls for your mini-me’s 🙂
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