Hexagon Cowl

Mar 8, 2009
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Author

Christie Pruitt

Introduction

I had 2 skeins of Patons SWS in my stash. What the heck can you do with 2 skeins? Well, a cool cowl! I only needed the second skein for the last round of the cowl. Your mileage with this yarn may vary, but I recommend purchasing 2 skeins just to be sure!

Experience

Probably at least an Intermediate Crocheter. Not a good beginner pattern since creating the hexagons are a bit of a challenge - but they are easy once you get the hang of it.

Materials List

Materials
2 skeins Patons SWS (mine was done in Natural Garden)

Size "J" Hook

Finished Size

Finished Size 7 ½" tall x 20" circumference

Gauge

Gauge

One Hexagon measures 1 ½" across and 1 ¾" in length

Notes

I included a picture of the chart for this one - just for a visual aid in case the instructions have you confused. Let me know if you need any help!

The Pattern

cowl

cowl2

hexagonflat2

chart

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 8 stitches - so you can add additional repeats of the pattern to enlarge the finished circumference.

Instructions

Ch 88, join with a slip stitch, taking care not to twist!

Round 1: * skip 3 chains, 3 dc, ch 5, sk 1 of the chains just made, sc in next 4 chains, 3 dc in same space, skip 3 chains, sc in next chain, repeat from * around.

Round 2: loosely work a slip stitch in next seven sts, * sc in next st (top of the chain 5), ch 3, pick up a loop in each of the next 14 sts, along the side of the chain 5 and in the dc's from the previous round, then up the side of the next chain 5, adjusting size of loops from small to large as you go, yo and pull through all 14 loops (Puff Stitch made), ch 3. Repeat from * around.

Round 3: dc in same space as puff st, *chain 5, work 4 sc along chain 5 just made, 3 dc in same space, sc in next sc, 3 dc in next puff st, repeat from * around, end round with dc in same space as beg chain 3, slip stitch to top of beg chain 3.

Round 4: loosely work slip stitches up the side of the next chain 5, * sc in next st (top of the chain 5), ch 3, pick up a loop in each of the next 14 sts, along the side of the chain 5 and in the dc's from the previous round, then up the side of the next chain 5, adjusting size of loops from small to large as you go, yo and pull through all 14 loops (Puff Stitch made), ch 3. Repeat from * around.

Round 5: 3 dc, *chain 5, work 4 sc along chain 5 just made, 3 dc in same space, sc in next sc, 3 dc in next puff st, repeat from * around, end round with slip stitch in last sc of previous round.

Round 6: Repeat Round 2

Round 7: Repeat Round 3

Fasten off. (Or repeat rounds 2 and 3 for a taller cowl.)

Finishing

I worked a round of sc around the beginning edge just for clean up. The little chain 5 "thingies" that are hanging make a nice pattern for the base of the cowl. That's how I wear mine! :)

Weave in ends.

I wet blocked mine by running it under luke warm tap water and rolling it in a towel to remove excess water. I also used the tip of my finger and enlarged the holes in the center of the hexagons to open it up a bit more.

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Comments

on Mar 8, 2009 1:09 PM
Wow! This that is very nice! I gonna have to make this sometime SOON. Thanks very much for sharing!

-♥LoopyCrochet95

ChristieP@2 wrote
on Mar 8, 2009 1:42 PM

Thank you! :)

on Mar 11, 2009 4:46 AM
mad for crochet!

It is a lovely design. I can see this pattern would work well for a crown too!

debedit wrote
on Mar 11, 2009 11:23 AM

My thought exactly: fantastic crown, your majesty!

Miss Tress wrote
on Mar 12, 2009 10:23 PM

Amazing! I've already started! Thank you sooo much!

kelle_star wrote
on Nov 24, 2009 6:16 AM

Such a lovely cowl, I've made dozens so far as gifts for my family at Christmas. The hard part has been not wanting to keep them all for myself.