This is my amazing morphing hat/cowl/head band. Wear it how you like it, it's totally versatile, and such a simple pattern.
The cord allows it to be closed to wear like a hat, or loosen it and wear with your hair out the back - the cord gives it a nice detail. Alternatively slip it right over your head and keep you neck warm.
This is a work in progress at the mo, the pattern is complete but more sizing/gauge info is to follow so bear with me, thanks
Any yarn you like and corresponding size hook.
I used approx 120m of aran/worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook for the main body and 30m of DK yarn with a 5mm and 4mm hook for the tie cord.
You can pretty much adjust this for any size you like by adding/subtracting rows and the number of stitches in the row.
All hdc are worked in BLO. Skip the first hdc of each row and work last hdc of row in turning chain of previous row.
with aran weight yarn and 5mm hook Ch 42
Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn
Row 2: ch 2 hdc in next hdc, ch1, skip next hdc,(this forms a hole) hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-44 repeat rows 1&2 ending on row 2.
The number of rows can be increased as required, but make sure there are an even number of holes along the top edge.
Fold in half with RS facing, sl st through back loop of each hdc in last row and correspondingfoundation chain of last row to close.
Turn the right way round.
For the cord:
with dk weight yarn and 5mm hook, ch 80
Row 1: change to 4mm hook. sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain across. End off and thread through holes in main body of hat/thing.
All thats left is to enjoy finding new ways to wear it!