Sunday, 10 August 2014

Mother and Daughter Autumn Cowl and Hat

It's funny how a simple plan develops as you proceed with it!

The Mother and Daughter Cowl has turned into a Mother and Daughter Cowl and Hat set.  I couldn't resist.  The Autumn colours were so delightful, I just had to make them all to match!


  


The Cowl measures 34" x 7" for the Adult version and 21" x 7" for the children's version.  These sizes are easily adaptable as instructed in the pattern itself. 
The Hat pattern is for a 3-10 year old, and an adult woman.
The pattern is very easy and quick to complete, the only drawback with so many colours is so many ends to weave in at the end!  But if you don't mind that, this makes for a delicious set that will look great and keep you both cosy as the weather starts to get colder.



Mother and Daughter Autumn Cowl & Hat
 
Cowl:

Adult size 34” x 7.5”; Child size 21” x 7” (You can make these items smaller or larger simply by adjusting the initial chain and the number of rows).

Hat:

Child size: 3 to 10 years: Hat Circumference 17.5” – 19” hat length 7.5”

Adult Size:  Hat Circumference 20” – 21.5”; hat height 10”


Materials:  1-2 skeins of each of 4 different colours worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply).  Suggested yarn is Vanna’s choice in colours (123) Beige, (132) Radiant Orange, (173) Dusty Green and (149) Silver Grey; 5mm (H/8) hook; yarn needle.

Gauge is not important with this garment. 

Abbreviations:  dc = double crochet; ch = chain; sk = skip; beg = beginning; sl st = slip stitch; rep = repeat

Colour A – Beige
Colour B – Orange
Colour C – Green
Colour D – Silver

Adult size numbers are given first, and Children’s in brackets afterwards.  E.g., “chain 98 (70)”.  The pattern for the cowl is, otherwise, the same for both sizes.

A conversion chart from USA to UK terminology is included at the end of this pattern.


Cowl: (both sizes)

Using a 5mm hook,  With Colour A, make a sc foundation chain of 98 (70); Alternatively, make 99 (71) chain, sc into 2nd ch from hook and to end.    You can make these longer or shorter as you wish, as long as you fsc a multiple of 7 or chain a multiple of 7 + 1.

Row 1:  Ch3, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into next chain.  Sk 2 sts.  Dc into each of the next 2 sts*.  Repeat from * to * to last 5 sts.  Sk 2 sts (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into next st, sk the last 2 sts;  sl st to beg chain 3 to form a loop. 

Change to Colour B .   You will find 2 sts left at the end between the last shell cluster and the join, that is correct.   You will need those when you come to turn the work around later.

Row 2:  Ch 3, dc into next dc; sk next 2 dc; *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) into next chain space (between the two 2dc clusters), sk the next 2 dc, dc into each of the next 2 dcs from previous row.* Rep from * to *  to end, working (3dc, ch1, 3dc) into the last chain space,  sl st to beg ch3.

Change to Colour C.

Row 3: Ch3, dc into next dc; sk next 3 dc, *(2dc, ch3, 2dc) into chain space between 3dc clusters, sk 3 dc, 1 dc into each of the next 2 dcs from previous row*.  Repeat to end, working (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into last chain space.  Sl st to beg ch3.

Change to Colour D.

Row 4:  As row 2; Change to Colour A.

Row 5: As Row 3; Change to Colour B.

Row 6:  As Row 2.  Fasten off.

Turn the cowl around so that you are now working on the starting chain edge, opposite to where you just left off.  You will be working a mirror image of the 6 rows just completed.

Row 7:  Attach yarn to the sc above the first of the set of 2 dc at the turning point.  Ch3,  dc into next sc; *sk 2 sc; (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into the sp in which you worked the same pattern on Row 1.  Sk 2 sc, dc into each of next 2 sc*. Repeat to end, working (3dc, ch1, 3dc) into final space left by the same pattern on row 1, sl st to beg chain 3. 

You are now changing colours and repeating rows as before to work a mirror image of rows 2-6. 

Change to Colour B.

Row 8:   As Row 2;   Change to Colour C.

Row 9:  As Row 3;   Change to Colour D.

Row 10:  As Row 2;   Change to Colour A.

Row 11: As Row 3;   Change to Colour B

Row 12:  As Row 2;   Fasten off and weave in ends.


Hat

Using 4.5mm hook for child’s hat, and 5mm hook for the Adult hat, with Colour A:
Make a magic ring;  Ch 3; work 9dc into the ring; sl st to beg ch3; Change to Colour B

Next Row3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, then 2 dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to top of 3ch (18)  Change to Colour C.

Next Row:  3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next st; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (27) Change to Colour D.

Next Row:  3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (36) Change to Colour A

Next Row:  3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch; *1dc in next 3 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (45) Change to Colour B

*Child’s hat only*:  Next Row:  ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch as 3 ch; 1 dc in each stitch around, increasing 3 more times evenly, sl st to 3 ch (49)

*Adult hat only*:  Next Row:  3 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch; *1dc in next 3 sts; 2 dc in next st; 1dc in next 4 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; repeat from * to * 4 times.  *1 dc in next 3 sts; 2 dc in next st* (twice).  sl st to 3 ch (56)

Change to Colour C .

Pattern Row 1: Ch3, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into next chain.  Sk 2 sts.  Dc into each of the next 2 sts*.  Repeat from * to * to last 5 sts.  Sk 2 sts (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into next st;  sk 2 sts;  sl st to beg ch3.

Change to Colour D.  

Pattern Row 2:  Ch 3, dc into next dc; sk next 2 dc; *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) into next chain space (between the two 2dc clusters), sk the next 2 dc, dc into each of the next 2 dcs from previous row.*  to end, working (3dc, ch1, 3dc) into the last chain space,  sl st to beg ch3.

Change to Colour A

Pattern Row 3:  Ch3, dc into next dc; sk next 3 dc, *(2dc, ch3, 2dc) into chain space between 3dc clusters, sk 3 dc, 1 dc into each of the next 2 dcs from previous row*.  Repeat to end, working (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into last chain space, sl st to beg ch3. 

Change to Colour B

Repeat Row 2; Change to Colour C

Repeat Row 3; Change to Colour D

Repeat Row 2; Change to Colour A

Repeat Row 3; Change to Colour B

Repeat Row 2; *For child’s hat*, fasten off here and weave in ends.

*For Adult Hat*:  Change to Colour C; Repeat Row 3

Change to Colour D; Repeat Row 2

Change to Colour A; Repeat Row 3;

Change to Colour B; Repeat Row 2.  (If you wish to wear this beanie has a turned up brim hat,  you can, if you prefer, turn the work around for this last row, so that the final shell row appears on the right side when worn.)

Fasten off, weave in all those ends!     

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