Syrah Crochet Cowl + Headband

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The Syrah Cowl and Headband are the perfect crochet patterns for working through your stash!

The Syrah Cowl was originally going to be attached to the Syrah Swancho, but I loved how the swancho fit and looked with the cowl. Since there was almost three skeins of yarn left, I figured that a cowl was the perfect coordinating piece.

By making the Syrah Cowl separate, it can be worn with any outfit and coat, or paired with the swancho for a complete look that is stylish and warm.

The Syrah Knotted Headband is like adding sprinkles to a cupcake! It’s a quick make that doesn’t require a lot of yarn, and can be a sassy or cute addition to any outfit.

I enjoyed making the Knotted Headband, as I’ve never made one before but have always enjoyed the look.

The Syrah Cowl and Knotted Headband use the X-stitch, but the headband uses a variation of the stitch. If you’ve been hanging with me for a while, you’ll know the X-stitch, and shouldn’t have any trouble with it. In case you need some assistance, check out this tutorial.

YARN

Let’s talk about a yarn that is wonderfully wonderful! For the Syrah Cowl, I used WeCrochet’s Galileo in Valentine, which was so graciously offered by WeCrochet. Galileo is a sport weight #2 yarn that is 50% merino wool and 50% viscose from bamboo.

If you’re not familiar with the difference in fibers, wool is animal-based and offers warmth and durability, whereas the bamboo is plant-based and offers a silky sheen and cooling properties. It’s the best of both worlds, in my opinion. And as a sport weight yarn, that means any crochet fabric will have amazing drape (it won’t be stiff). Also, the twist of this yarn did not get in the way of crocheting, as there was no splitting. I think it could split if using a crochet hook with pointy tip.

You’ll love the 12 different shades available in Galileo to make garments, cowls, hats, ear warmers, or shawls. Due to its softness, I would not use it for bags or anything that requires a high level of durability for high frequency use.

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MATERIALS

GAUGE

14 tr x 5.75 rows = 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm]

FINISHED SIZE

  • Cowl: 14” tall x 25.5” wide [22.5 cm tall x 64.5 cm]
  • Headband: 24” long before knotting and seaming

PATTERN KEY

Beg-dc2tog: beginning double crochet 2 together

Ch: chain

Cnr: corner

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

CSTR: chainless starting treble crochet

CX-st: connected x-st

Dc: double crochet

Dc2tog: double crochet 2 together 

Fdc: foundation double crochet

FO: fasten off

M: stitch marker(s)

Prev: previous

Rem: remain(s) 

Rep: repeat

RS: right side

Sc: single crochet

Sk: skip

Sl st: slip stitch

Sp: space(s)

St(s): stitch(es)

Tr: treble crochet

WS: wrong side

X-st

YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

Beg-dc2tog: 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, YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through all loops

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 2 times (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] three times

First CXst in Row: YO 2 times (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), YO (4 loops on hook), sk next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] four times, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain and will be finished with next x-st)

Next CXst(s): YO 2 times (4 loops on hook), insert hook in same st as 2nd leg of previous CXst, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), YO (5 loops on hook), sk next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through 3 loops, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain and will be finished with next x-st)

Last CXst in row: YO 2 times (4 loops on hook), insert hook in same st as 2nd leg of previous CXst, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), YO (5 loops on hook), sk next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through 3 loops, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice

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 (not under the legs of the X), pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES
  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • The Syrah Cowl is made in 2 parts: Body and Edging & Seam.
  • The Knotted Headband is made in 3 parts: Body, Edging, Knot and Seam.
  • The Syrah Cowl uses the X-st, and the Knotted Headband uses the CX-st.
  • There are pictures located at the end of the pattern for reference for knotting and seaming the headband. 

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INSTRUCTIONS

Cowl Body

Row 1: 104 fdc, turn

Row 2: CSTR in first st, tr in next 33 sts, X-st 9 times, tr in rem sts, turn – 68 tr, 9 X-st

Rows 3-18: Rep Row 2

Note: the height of the cowl can be adjusted by completing more or fewer rows.

Row 19: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn  – 104 dc 

Edging and Seam

Rnd 1: Turn piece to work along the side, *ch 1, evenly sc to next cnr, ch 1, sc in each st; rep from * around

Row 2: Fold Body in half and holding the sides together, remove hook from loop, insert hook through ch-1 of both sides, pull loop through; working through both fabrics, sc in each st to next cnr, FO

Finishing

Weave in all ends. 

Headband

Row 1: 6 fdc, turn

Rows 2-6: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn – 6 dc

Row 7: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in each st until 1 rem, 2 dc in last st, turn – 8 dc

Row 8: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn

Rows 9-12: Rep [Rows 7-8] 2 times, turn – 12 dc

Note: refer to special stitches for the CX-st

Row 13: CSTR in first st, tr in same st, 3 CX-st, 2 tr in last st, turn – 14 sts

Row 14: CSTR  in first st, tr in next st, 3 CX-st, tr in last 2 sts, turn – 14 sts

Rows 15-28: Rep Row 14, turn 

Row 29: Beg-dc2tog, dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog, turn – 12 dc

Row 30: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn

Row 31: Beg-dc2tog, dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog, turn – 10 dc

Row 32: Rep Row 30

Row 33: Beg-dc2tog, dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog, turn – 8 dc

Row 34: Rep Row 30

Row 35: Beg-dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog, turn – 6 dc

Rows 36-40: Rep Row 30

Edging

Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly sc along side to cnr, *ch 1, turn cnr, sc in each st*, ch 1, evenly sc along side to cnr; rep from * to *; sl st to join. Remove hook, place M in loop.

Knot

  1. Lay Headband flat.
  2. Overlap the ends.
  3. Pull the end on top underneath the other end.
  4. Pull gently to tighten.

Seam

Remove M, fold Headband in half with the top of the knot inside, pull loop through ch-1 sp

Row 1: Ch 1, working through both pieces, sc in each st, sl st in ch-1 sp, FO

Finishing

Flip Headband to RS, weave in end.

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The Syrah Cowl and Knotted Headband crochet pattern is a fun make with a DK weight yarn. The lace section created by x-stitches add to the drape and style, where the knotted headband is a classic look with any hair style. Enjoy this free crochet pattern. #creationsbycourtney #bipocdesigner

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