PNW Hat + Cowl

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The PNW Hat + Cowl Crochet Set was inspired by the yarn I purchased during the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival! Look at those colors! 😍😍😍

With only 2 hanks of yarn, I had to get creative with what I could make and ensure I had enough yarn. My friend was willing to drive back out to the fair grounds on Sunday if I wanted to get more yarn…

I’m sure we all have single skeins that have been turned into a hat or ear warmer because these are the safest crochet projects to win at yarn chicken.

While chatting with my friend, I wound up the hanks into scrumptious cakes, and started on the hat with the intentions on keeping it simple… We laughed together at the idea of me making a simple hat because I decided to add in the X-stitch, one of my favorite stitches!

The first hat became a bucket style as I wanted to make sure I had enough yarn. Luckily, the mix of double crochet with X-stitches worked out with yarn to spare, so a cowl was the best use for the remainder of the yarn. After sharing a picture in my FB group, several members mentioned that the open stitches wouldn’t be practical during winter, so a second version was created. No matter your weather, there’s an option to keep you cute and warm. If you’re a maker, the PNW hats and cowl work up quickly with bulky yarns.

When it came to naming the hat, I thought about the obvious, X-capade Bucket Hat, to go along with the other designs that use the X-stitch, but the colors told a different story. As I thought more, the shades of orange and green reminded me of the changing leaves of fall, and then I wondered what fall looked in the Pacific Northwest. I found several images that perfectly captured the colors of the yarn. 😍 The one that matches the yarn colors the most was a sunset over a lake.


Yarn

I discovered Alpacas of York during the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival in November. There were so many gorgeous yarns that were made from wool, alpaca, and even angora. I grabbed two hanks in the color way called Ocean, which comes in 108 yards as a bulky weight. It was a dream to crochet with, as the colors are vibrant and the 80% alpaca and 20% wool is soft and warm.

The second yarn I chose to use was Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn, which is a super bulky #6 yarn that is 100% acrylic. This yarn comes in 36 colors, which means lots of options for color combinations. For me, it is not as soft as other chunky acrylic yarns I’ve worked with. For future projects, I’ll use a larger hook, but a smaller hook if making something that needs to hold its shape.

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MATERIALS

  • Color A: Bernat Softee Chunky, super bulky #6 (100% acrylic; 108 yds/ 99 m; 3.5 oz/ 100 g): Wine x 1 skein
  • Color B: Alpacas of York, super bulky weight #6 yarn (80% alpaca, 20% wool, 125 yds/ m; oz/ 120 g): Ocean x 2 skeins
  • US Furls Crochet M (8.00 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape

GAUGE

  • Hat Version 1: 3 rnds in pattern = 5” [12.7 cm]
  • Hat Version 2: 3 rnds in pattern = 4.5” [11.5 cm]
  • Cowl: 5 rows = 4” [10 cm], when measured along the straight edge

FINISHED SIZE

  • Hats: To fit head circumference up to 24” [56 cm] x 9.5” [24 cm]
  • Cowl: 14.5” (37 cm) L x 28” (71 cm) wingspan

PATTERN KEY


BL: back loop
Ch: chain

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

CSTR: chainless starting treble crochet

Dc: double crochet

Dc2tog: double crochet 2 together

FO: fasten off

Hdc: half double crochet

Hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together

Prev: previous

Rem: remain(s) 

Rep: repeat

RS: right side

Sc: single crochet

Sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

Sk: skip

Sl st: slip stitch

Sp: space(s)

St(s): stitch(es)

Tr: treble crochet

WS: wrong side

X-st: x-stitch 

YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

CSDC: pull up a loop that is row height, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (YO), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

CSTR: pull up a loop to height of row, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook twice (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] three times

X Stitch: YO 2 times, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), sk 2 sts, YO, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left in center of X, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

INTERMEDIATE

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read entire pattern before beginning.
  • Pattern key listed applies to all patterns.
  • The PNW Bucket Hat is made in the round. There are 2 versions of the hat, one uses an overlay technique and one with lace sections, for different levels of warmth.
  • Do not turn unless indicated.
  • The bandana cowl pattern instructions are below, and is made in 2 parts: Triangle and Neckband
  • The Neckband has some shaping with decreases that may make it protrude forward. This shaping helps when wearing the cowl. 
  • Ch 1 does not count as a st.
  • Instructions are given for one size to fit adults.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Hat, Version 1

Row 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, CSDC in the loop, 9 dc in loop, tighten, sl st to join –10 dc

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st, sl st to join – 20 dc

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to join – 30 dc

Rnd 4: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st to join – 40 dc

Rnd 5: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st to join – 50 dc

Rnd 6: Working in BL only, ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in each st around, sl st to join – 50 hdc

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in each st around, sl st to join. DO NOT FO Color A – 50 hdc

Rnd 8: With Color B, make a slip knot and have working yarn in front, pull the tail to the WS, attach ya   rn to FL of Rnd 6, CSTR in first st, X-st, *tr in next st, X-st; rep from * around, sl st to join. FO10 tr, 10 X-st

Rnd 9: With Color A, work over the sts of Rnd 8 and through the sts of Rnd 7, CSDC in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to join – 50 dc

Rnds 10-11: Rep Rnds 6-7

Rnd 12: Attach Color B to any FL that aligns with a tr of Rnd 8, rep Rnd 8, FO Color B

Rnd 13: With Color A, work over sts of Rnd 12 and through the sts of Rnd 11, ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to join – 60 hdc

Rnd 14: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in each st around, sl st to join – 60 hdc

Rnd 15: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to join and change to Color B – 70 hdc

Rnd 16: Alternating between Color B and Color A each st, ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in each st, sl st to join, FO – 70 hdc, 35 hdc in Color A, 35 hdc in Color B

Finishing

Weave in all ends. 

Hat, Version 2

Row 1: Make a magic circle, CSDC in the loop, 9 dc in loop, tighten, sl st to join –10 dc

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st, sl st to join – 20 dc

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to join – 30 dc

Rnd 4: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st to join – 40 dc

Rnd 5: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st to join – 50 dc

Rnd 6: CSTR in first st, X-st, * tr in next st, X-st; rep from * around, sl st to join – 10 tr, 10 X-st

Rnd 7: CSDC in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to join – 50 dc

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 6

Rnds 9-13: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in each st. FO after Rnd 13

Finishing

Weave in all ends. 

Cowl

Triangle

Row 1: Magic Circle, CSDC, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc, tighten loop, turn – 6 dc, 2 ch

Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 12 dc, 2 ch

Row 3: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 18 dc, 2 ch

Row 4: CSTR in first st, tr in same st, X-st 2 times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, X-st 2 times, 2 tr in last st, turn – 8 tr, 4 X-st, 2 ch

Row 5: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 30 dc, 2 ch

Row 6: CSTR in first st, tr in same st, [X-st, tr in next st] 2 times, X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, X-st, [tr in next st, X-st] 2 times, 2 tr in last st, turn – 12 tr, 6 X-st, 2 ch

Row 7: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 17 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 17 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 42 dc, 2 ch

Row 8: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 20 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 20 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 48 dc, 2 ch

Row 9: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 23 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 23 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 54 dc, 2 ch

Row 10: CSTR in first st, tr in same st, tr in next st, [X-st, tr in next st] 5 times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, [tr in next st, X-st] 5 times, tr in next st, 2 tr in last st, turn – 20 tr, 10 X-st, 2 ch

Row 11: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 29 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 29 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 66 dc, 2 ch

Row 12: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 32 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 32 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 72 dc, 2 ch

Neckband 

Row 1: Ch 10, starting in 3rd ch from hook (sk 2 ch does not count as st), dc in each ch, dc evenly to next corner, 8 fdc, turn – 70 sts

Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 25 sts, dc2tog 3 times, dc in next 25 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st, turn – 65 sts 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts (button hole made), sc in next 26 sts, sc3tog, sc in rem sts, turn – 58 sts, 2 ch 

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in next 28 sts, hdc2tog over next 3 sts (sk 2nd st), hdc in last 29 sts, FO – 59 sts

Finishing 

  1. Weave in ends.
  2. Attach button to RS of Neckband; make sure it lines up with the button hole on the opposite side.

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