Leap day is the perfect day to give away another free pattern. Temperatures here in Fairbanks, Alaska are once again dipping down into the negatives so it’s time to get back to the warm stuff . I made this cowl for myself last month to help stay warm while outside at the start of the 2012 Yukon Quest and it worked so well I want to share it with everyone!
This super bulky cowl will keep you warm in any weather; even a -30 degree day is no match for this thick cowl. It may also help protect your identity, once you put on a hat all anyone will ever see is your eyes!
Yarn: 2 skeins Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick or
approximately 168 yards of Super Bulky yarn
Supplies: 3 buttons and matching thread
Finished Size: 7.5 inches X 24 inches
Gauge: 8sts in pattern = 4 inches
Row 1: Hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across (55 hdc).
Row 2: *Fpdc in next 5 hdc, bpdc in next 5 hdc, repeat from * across.
Rows 3-5: Fpdc in all fpdc and bpdc in all bpdc.
Row 6: *Bpdc in next 5 hdc, fpdc in next 5 hdc, repeat from * across.
Rows 7-9: Fpdc in all fpdc and bpdc in all bpdc.
Row 10: *Fpdc in next 5 hdc, bpdc in next 5 hdc, repeat from * across.
Rows 11-13: Fpdc in all fpdc and bpdc in all bpdc.
Weave in ends
Sew the 3 buttons evenly along one side. (The natural holes in the fabric will be your button holes).
If you have a bit of yarn left over it looks very nice, if you have extra room in your buttons, to sew over the thread with the yarn.
Ch – chain
Hdc – half-double crochet
Fpdc – front post double crochet
Bpdc –back post double crochet
Now you can all go out in-cowl-nito and cause some Leap Day mischief!