This is my second blossom stitch design, a convertible cowl! Wear it as a cowl or beanie, your choice! When completed, your convertible beanie should have a height of 9” and a width of 10 ½“ when measuring the band. This is designed for a woman with a head circumference of 21” but could possibly fit a 22” head. The design is intended to be a bit loose so when used as a cowl, it fits over the head more comfortably. At the end of the pattern I include tips on how to adjust the size.
Yarn: Aran or Worsted (I Love This Yarn recommended)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Tape measure recommended
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet
SL ST: slip stitch
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet
V-ST: V Stitch (DC, CH 1, DC)
Special Stitches & Tutorials:
FHDC 84 and join with the first HDC. This should measure to be 21½ inches before joined.
R1: SC across into the hidden (third) loops, SL ST into first SC. (This will create the first chained rib.)
R2: HDC across, SL ST into first HDC.
R3-R7: Repeat rows 1 &2.
R8: SC across, SL ST into first SC. (You should have a total of 4 chained ribs.)
R9: CH 1, SC in ST, *SK 1 ST, V-ST next ST, SK 1 ST, SC in next ST* repeat across, SL ST into first SC.
R10: CH 2, DC into SC ST, *CH 1, SC into V-ST, CH 1, DC into SC ST* repeat across, SL ST into first DC. (This completes your first blossom row.)
R11-26: Repeat rows 9 & 10. (You should have 9 blossom rows total.)
R27: SC across into the previous rows SC & DC & over the CH 1s between.
R28: CH 2, *FPDC in next 2 SC, BPDC in next 2 SC* repeat across, SL ST into top of first FPDC.
R29: CH 1, SC across, SL ST into first SC and then cut yarn and weave in ends.
Next you will need to make a cord to weave through the FPDCs and BPDCs. I made a cord using Foundation Half Double Crochet for my first attempt, but opted for more thin I-Cord for my second time making this convertible cowl. If you opt to use a FHDC as a cord, I recommend making the FPDCs & BPDCs into Triple Crochets. Weave your cord of your choice starting from the center of the front. I recommend leaving either 2 or 6 DCs in the center untouched.
*To give the convertible cowl a more slouchy look add an extra row of blossom stitches which will give you total of 10 blossom rows.
*To make a larger (or smaller) size simply either add or subtract 4 FHDCs to fit head circumference. Also be sure to add or subtract a row of blossom stitches.
*Variegated yarn works up really well with this design, if you opt to use a variegated yarn, due to be slightly thinner, add an extra 4-8 FHDCs depending on if you want the cowl to fit more snug or loosely. (88-92 total for a 21” head circumference).
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