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There is a simple elegance to the Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl set. I don’t know about where you are but here it is getting cold quickly this year! The leaves haven’t fallen off the trees and crunch under foot, they have just gone soggy and stick to your shoes!
This is the perfect time of year for a good ear warmer and cowl. And, of course, they make great gift sets.
Do you make items to keep or gift?
Almost all of what I make is gifted either as donations or as gifts. Quite often my daughter will try to claim it all for herself. It seems that the only thing I keep for me is the odd hat, scarf or cowl. Do you do the same? I wish I had kept some of my items but in my heart I know that they would have just looked pretty in the wardrobe or have been put away for the next 3 years.
But not this set!
This set I have kept. It is just so practical and handy for me. We have dogs and so it is perfect for walking them along our beach, or throwing them on and getting in the car to run errands.
Don’t tell anyone but I am also designing a Hannah beanie to go with it for when the temperatures really do plummet and I need a hat. This one will be double brimmed and is super warm. More about that later 🙂
Isn’t the texture fabulous?!!
PDF Pattern links
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Materials you will need:
- 75 yards #5 weight yarn of your choosing for the ear warmer and approx. 175 yards for the cowl. I used Stylecraft Special Chunky for the cream and King Cole Cotswold Chunky for the multi
- 6.5 mm (K) hook – I love the furls streamline swirl hooks!!
- Stitch markers (optional) – I use the Knitters Pride ones from LoveCrafts which you can find here.
- Tapestry needle
Not important as long as your starting row is the correct length as per the info in the sizing and pattern notes sections.
Pattern for the earwarmer is written for several sizes – child(age 4-12)/ teen/ women’s small/ medium/ large. The length of your foundation row will be 18’’ (19’’/20’’/21’’/22’’) with a width of approx. 3.5’’ for child sizes and 4.25’’ for adult.
The cowl sizes are age 4-12 (27’’ x 10.5’’)/ teen (29’’ x 12’’) / adult (32’’ x 13.5’’) so the length of your foundation row will be 27’’/29’’/32’’
- fhdc – foundation half double crochet
- hdc—half double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- N St – N stitch (see special stitches)
- YO—yarn over
- FO—fasten off
- Written in US terms.
- Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
- Please ensure that you note how the sizes are differentiated as per the sizing information above.
- To alter the sizing make sure you have an even number of stitches at the end of round 1.
The Hannah set uses the N Stitch. If you have never worked it before please do not be intimidated by the name or the look of it – it isn’t a difficult stitch. In fact, we have a YouTube tutorial for it. You can find this below. We also have a left handed version on our YouTube Channel.
To work the N stitch: Sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, insert hook from the top to the bottom of the front loop only of the skipped stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, YO, insert the hook back into the st you did the hdc, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Fhdc: I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects. You can find our tutorial on the foundation stitches: For right handed crocheter the video is linked below. We also have left handed tutorial for this on our YouTube Channel. I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects.
Camel St This is also known as “third loop” hdc. To do this:
YO, insert hook into the THIRD loop of the HDC from the previous row (this will be a horizontal bar below the two loops you normally work into. If working in the round, it will be on the INSIDE of your work). Pull up a loop, YO and pull thru all 3 loops on your hook.
You can find our video tutorial on how to do this here :
Pattern for Earwarmer:
Round 1 – Fhdc 54 (58/60/64/66) SS to join (Note: you will use your tail to close the gap when you sew in your ends later)
Ch 55 (59/61/65/67), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across. Making
sure not to twist the chain, ss to the first st to join and create a circle.
Round 2 – Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join. (54 (58/60/64/66))
Round 3 – Ch1, N st around (26 /28/30/32/33 N sts)
SS to join.
Round 4- Ch1, sc in each st around.
SS to join. (54 (58/60/64/66))
Rounds 5-6 (6/8/8/8) – Repeat rounds 3 and 4
Round 7 (7/9/9/9) – Rep round 3. SS to join.
Round 8 (8/10/10/10) – Ch1, hdc in first st and each st around. SS to join (54 (58/60/64/66))
Round 9 (9/11/11/11) – Ch1, sc in the third loop in each st around. (54 (58/60/64/66))
FO and weave in ends.
Pattern for Cowl:
Round 1 – Fhdc 80 (86/96) SS to join
Ch 81 (87/97), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across. Making sure not
to twist the chain, ss to the first st to join and create a circle.
Round 2 – Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join. (80 (86/96)
Round 3 – Ch1, N st around (40 /43/48 N sts)
SS to join.
Round 4- Ch1, sc in each st around.
SS to join. (80 (86/96))
Round 5 onwards – Repeat rounds 3 and 4 another 10/12/14 times.
(Note: you can stop the repeats early if you think your cowl is tall enough!)
Round 22/26/30 – Rep round 3. SS to join.
Round 23/27/31 – Ch1, hdc in first st and each st around. SS to join (80(86/96))
Round 24/28/32 – Rep round 2.
FO and weave in ends.
On 4th November 2020 (which also happens to be my birthday!!) you can get this set as a FREE PDF download in the 2020 Gift Giving Blop Hop hosted by Crochets by Trista! Just click on the button below and use the code from her post, which can be found here .
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Staggered Half-Double Crochet Pairs, stitch of the week
This week, we’re learning about Staggered Half-Double Crochet Pairs.
Last time, we talked about Paired HDC and the time before that, Paired SC. It seems we’re hung up on pairs!
Thoughts on Stitch:
This is a super plush, squishy stitch that I feel will be well suited for a baby blanket. It doesn’t lend itself to much drape however, so I do not recommend using it for garments. You could also grab some cotton yarn and go to town for your kitchen or bath!
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Ready to learn this thing?
You will need some yarn of course, and I recommend using a medium weight yarn to get the hang of things. Red Heart Super Saver is a nice choice since most people can get it just about anywhere.
You will also need a 5mm hook or one that the yarn label suggests you use if you are not using a medium yarn.
SHDCP–staggered half-double crochet pairs
*to*–repeat the instructions that appear between *’s
HDC2TOG–half-double crochet two together
Keep in mind that this stitch is worked as an HDC2TOG over two stitches, typically starting your work with the stitch you just finished working in however, the repeat for the rest of the pattern is not established until row 2.
Row 1 will be the set up row for each project you make using this stitch pattern.
For the purposes of making a swatch, chain any even number, plus 2.
Row 1–HDC2TOG over the 3rd and 4th chs from the hook. Ch1.
*Yo, insert hook into the same stitch just worked and pull up a loop, hold it. Yo, insert hook into next stitch and pull up another loop. Yo, pull thru all 5 loops on the hook, ch1*.
Repeat *to* until you have one stitch remaining: hdc in final stitch.
Row 2 –ch 2, turn. HDC2TOG over the 1st and 2nd ch1 spaces as follows:
Yo, insert hook into 1st ch1 space and pull up a loop. Hold it. Yo, insert hook into next ch1 space and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through all 5 loops on the hook. Ch1.
*Yo, insert hook into same ch1 space as last stitch worked and pull up a loop. Hold it. Yo, insert hook into next ch1 space and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through all 5 loops on the hook. Ch1.*
Repeat from *to* across the row until you reach the final stitch: hdc in final stitch.
Row 2 is the repeat row for the entire rest of the swatch or project you are working.
A free PDF download is available here.
If you are a more visual learner, please refer to the YouTube video on our channel. Link here.
I hope this tutorial was helpful for you! Please refer back to our blog and YouTube channel for more tutorials like this one in the future!
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