North Star {Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl}

This is the twenty-fourth post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression.  Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation!  Catch up by reading Day 23 Jump forward to Day 25.

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The mind is a slippery fish

The mind is a very slippery fish.

Everytime you feel you’ve got a hold on the situation, it will do its best to squirm away, flop on the ground, and take back control.

I’d like to remind you, though, that YOU are not your mind.

Our minds are just one portion of the brain (some call it the Default Mode Network or DMN) that exists solely to keep us alive.  It’s a very practical piece of our brain that thrives by connecting past experience with the current situation.  It wants to keep us safe and to create certainty.

In the past, this “default mode” was extremely useful to humankind. 

In a hunter-gatherer society, having the ability to think and plan ahead (rather than just react in the moment like many other animals) could have been the difference between life and death.

In our more modern society, the DMN isn’t quite as necessary for our survival.  Sure, there are still times when using the mind is necessary as a means of getting ahead.  However, it’s now safe to drop into a deeper sense of self and turn off that default mode on a regular basis.

This is what meditation has been shown to do.

The meditating brain quiets activity in the Default Mode Network and allows access to other areas of the brain.

When we quiet our default areas and allow ourselves to use a wider consciousness, or wider brain function, to live our daily lives, amazing things happen.

This is when creativity begins to peak.  This is when “out of the box” answers to tough questions arise.  This is giving our deeper, wiser selves the chance to be present.

deer with big ears

You Might Have to Listen to Yourself A LOT!

The DMN is fiercely loud and eager to be heard.

Don’t be discouraged if you spend a lot of time simply listening to your mind ramble when you first begin meditation (mine was super busy just this morning!).  Realizing that this area of our brains will always be “ON” if we let it, is the first step to quieting it down.

Bringing awareness and recognition to your mind and thought patterns is the first step in changing them.

So listen non-judgmentally and with loving kindness to whatever your brain has to say….sort of like you would to your 7 year old who never stops talking (I speak from experience here!!).

Comment and tell me…

Have you ever experienced a sense of deeper peace when your mind has been still?

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More Cabled Fun….

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Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 3 years since I first released this cute Cabled Bear Crochet Hooded Cowl Pattern as a free mini mystery a-long.  It was a super fun event with over 3,000 participants, and was towards the beginning of a fun line of mystery a-longs I now host regularly.  I’m excited to be sharing this free hooded cowl crochet pattern to help express my continued gratitude to all who are following along with this series.  I’m loving it!

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Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Free Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Newborn: 13-14”

0-3 Months: 14-15”

3-6 Months: 14-17”

6-12 Months: 16-19”

1-3 Years: 18-20”

Child 3-10 Years: 19-20.5”

Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22”

Adult: 21.5-23”

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 225-650 Yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn. (See detailed yarn requirements for each size below)
  • {If you’re unable to find a Bulky (5) Weight yarn, you can also hold two strands of Worsted (4) Weight yarn together.  Just remember to double your yardage}
  • Crochet Hook: Size 6.5 mm (K/10.5) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

6 sts and 4 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Double Crochet

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • DC: Double Crochet
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • FPSC: Front Post Single Crochet
  • FPTR: Front Post Triple Crochet
  • SC2tog: Single Crochet the next two sts together (SC decrease)
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

This pattern is written in US terms.

Cable Sequence (Worked over 6 sts):

Skip the next 4 sts, FPTR around the 5th stitch, FPTR around the 6th stitch, DC into the 3rd and 4th sts respectively behind the FPTR sts you just made, then FPTR around the 1st stitch, FPTR around the 2nd stitch.

Video Resource Page:

http://melodys-makings.com/cbhccrochetvideo/

Password: CBHCC0116

Detailed Yarn Requirements

Newborn Yarn Requirements: Approx. 225 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

0-3 Month Yarn Requirements: Approx. 250 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

3-6 Month Yarn Requirements: Approx. 300 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

6-12 Month Yarn Requirements: Approx. 325 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

 1-3 Year Yarn Requirements: Approx. 400 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

 3-10 Year Yarn Requirements: Approx. 550 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

 Teen Yarn Requirements: Approx. 625 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

 Adult Yarn Requirements: Approx. 650 yards of Bulky (5) Weight Yarn

Newborn Pattern

Chain 42

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(40 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of the next eleven sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work (40 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of the next eleven sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of the next eleven sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of the next eleven sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (40 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 5.5 inches (14cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 40 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 40 sts (42 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC into next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (50 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: BPDC each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence,  BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (58 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts,  BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (66 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: BPDC each of next six sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts,  BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next six sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (74 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: BPDC each of next 9 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 10 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 9 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (74 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 6: BPDC each of next 9 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 10 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 9 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (74 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 7: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 4 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work

(3 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: SC2tog, SC the next stitch, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 3: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 9 DC sts – 3 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 3 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 3 sts, FPSC each of next 3 sts

(13 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

0-3 Month Pattern

Chain 46

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(44 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of the next seven sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC last stitch, CH2, Turn Work (44 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of the next seven sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of the next seven sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat across to last stitch, BPDC last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of the next seven sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat across to last stitch, FPDC last stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (44 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 6 inches (15.25cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 46 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 46 sts (48 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: BPDC each of next six sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC into next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next six sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (56 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: BPDC each of next seven sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence,  BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next seven sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (64 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: BPDC each of next eight sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts,  BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next eight sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (72 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: BPDC each of the next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts,  BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of the next 11 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (78 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 10 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (78 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 6: BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 10 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (78 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 7: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 4 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work

(3 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: SC2tog, SC the next stitch, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 3: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 9 DC sts – 3 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 3 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 3 sts, FPSC each of next 3 sts

(12 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

3-6 Month Pattern

Chain 48

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(46 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of the next two sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next two sts, CH2, Turn Work (46 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of the next two sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next two sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of the next two sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next two sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of the next two sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next two sts, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (46 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 6.5 inches (16.5cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 48 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 48 sts (50 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (60 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into each of next 2 sts, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (70 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (80 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (90 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 10 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (90 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 6: FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 10 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (90 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 7: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 5 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work

(4 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work (4 total sts)

Row 3: SC2tog, SC2tog, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 4: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 11 DC sts – 4 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 4 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 3 sts, FPSC each of next 4 sts

(14 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

6-12 Month Pattern

Chain 50

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(48 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of the next three sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next three sts, CH2, Turn Work (48 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of the next three sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next three sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of the next three sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next three sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of the next three sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 2 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next three sts, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (48 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 7 inches (17.75cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 52 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 52 sts (54 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (66 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: BPDC into next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC into each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (78 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: BPDC into each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (90 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: BPDC into each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts,

2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (102 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: BPDC each of next 6 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 10 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (102 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 6: BPDC each of next 6 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 10 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 6 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (102 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 7&8: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 5 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work (4 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work (4 total sts)

Row 3: SC2tog, SC2tog, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 4: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 11 DC sts – 4 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 4 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 3 sts, FPSC each of next 4 sts (14 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

1 – 3 Year Pattern

Chain 56

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(54 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of the next six sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, CH2, Turn Work (54 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of the next six sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of the next six sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of the next six sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (54 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 7.5 inches (19cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 54 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 54 sts (56 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: BPDC in next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (68 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: BPDC into each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC into each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (80 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next two sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next three sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (92 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: BPDC into each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts,

2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next four sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (104 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next six sts, Cable Sequence, *BPDC each of next 5 sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC each of next 5 sts, Cable Sequence* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of next 5 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC each of next 4 sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 5 sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC each of next 5 sts,* Repeat one more time, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 7 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (110 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 6: BPDC each of next 8 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 12 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 12 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 12 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 12 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 7 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (110 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 7-9: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 5 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work (4 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work (4 total sts)

Row 3: SC2tog, SC2tog, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 4: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 11 DC sts – 4 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 4 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 3 sts, FPSC each of next 4 sts (14 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

Child Pattern

Chain 66

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(64 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of the next five sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work (64 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of the next five sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of the next five sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of the next five sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 3 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next five sts, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (64 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 8 inches (20.25cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 62 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 62 sts (64 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: FPDC in each of next 4 sts, *2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 4 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (78 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: FPDC in each of next 4 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 4 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (92 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: FPDC in each of next 4 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next two sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC in each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 4 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (106 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: FPDC in each of next 4 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next four sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC in each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 4 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (120 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: FPDC each of next 4 sts, *BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence* Repeat two more times, BPDC each of next 10 sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of next 4 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (120 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 6: FPDC each of next 4 sts, *BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC each of next 10 sts, *FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of next 4 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2

Rounds 7-9: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 5 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work

(4 total sts not including turning chain)

Row 2: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work (4 total sts)

Row 3: SC2tog, SC2tog, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 4: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 11 DC sts – 4 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 4 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 3 sts, FPSC each of next 4 sts (14 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

 

Teen Pattern

Chain 70

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(68 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC next stitch, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC next stitch, CH2, Turn Work (68 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC next stitch, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC next stitch, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC next stitch, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC next stitch, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (68 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 8.25 inches (21cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 64 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 64 sts (66 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: FPDC in each of next 5 sts, *2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (80 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: FPDC in each of next 5 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (94 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: FPDC in each of next 5 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next two sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC in each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (108 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: FPDC in each of next 5 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next four sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC in each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (122 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: FPDC each of next 5 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next 7 sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence, *BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of next 10 sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts* Repeat one more time, Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next 7 sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (126 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 6&7: FPDC each of next 5 sts, BPDC each of next 13 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, *BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of next 10 sts, *FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 13 sts, FPDC each of next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (126 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 8: FPDC each of next 5 sts, BPDC each of next 13 sts, Cable Sequence, *BPDC each of next 11 sts, Cable Sequence* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of next 10 sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 11 sts* Repeat one more time, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next 13 sts, FPDC each of next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (126 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 9: FPDC each of next 5 sts, BPDC each of next 13 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts, *BPDC each of next 11 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat one more time, BPDC each of next 10 sts, *FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 11 sts* Repeat one more time, FPDC each of next 6 sts, BPDC each of next 13 sts, FPDC each of next 5 sts, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (126 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 10&11: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 7 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work

(6 total sts not including turning chain)

Rows 2&3: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work (6 total sts)

Row 4: SC2tog, SC2tog, SC2tog, CH1, Turn Work (3 total sts)

Row 5: SC2tog, SC next stitch, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 6: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 15 DC sts – 6 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 5 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 5 sts, FPSC each of next 5 sts (20 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

 

Adult Pattern

Chain 74

Row 1: DC into the third chain from hook and each chain across, CH2, Turn Work

(72 total sts – turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern)

{See Video 1 for help with Row 2}

Row 2: BPDC each of next three sts, *FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, FPDC each of the next six sts, BPDC each of next three sts, CH2, Turn Work (72 total sts)

Row 3: FPDC each of next three sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of next three sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 2 for help with Row 4}

Row 4: BPDC each of next three sts, *Cable Sequence, BPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC each of next three sts, CH2, Turn Work

{See Video 3 for help with Row 5}

Row 5: FPDC each of next three sts, *BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of the next six sts* Repeat 4 more times, BPDC each of the next six sts, FPDC each of next three sts, CH2, Turn Work

Row 6: DC each stitch across, CH2, Turn Work (72 total sts not including turning chain)

Repeat Row 6 until your project measures approx. 8.5 inches (21.5cm) in length from the starting edge.

{See Video 4 for help with next step}

Fold your project in half with the right sides (side with cables showing) together, and either use your yarn or tapestry needle to seam up the back edge, or SC the two sides together to create a seam.

Turn your hood right side out.

{See Video 5 for help with next step}

Working along the bottom edge of the hood, starting from the back seam, pick up and DC 68 sts around the base of the hood.  When you reach the front corner of the hood, CH2, and then continue by working your next DC into the front corner of the other side.  Be sure to evenly spread your sts along the bottom of the hood.  When you have picked up all 68 sts (70 sts including CH2 done in front of hood), join your project in the round by slip stitching into the first stitch, CH2.

Round 1: BPDC in next stitch, FPDC in each of next 6 sts, *2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, FPDC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, 2 HDC sts into each of next two sts, *FPDC each of the next 6 sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (84 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 2: BPDC in next stitch, Cable Sequence, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, Cable Sequence* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in each of next two sts, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 3: BPDC in next stitch, FPDC in each of next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next two sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC in each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in each of next three sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 4: BPDC in next stitch, FPDC in each of next 6 sts, *BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next four sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *FPDC in each of next 6 sts, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC in each of next five sts, 2 BPDC sts into next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat two more times, FPDC each of the next 6 sts, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (126 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 5: BPDC in next stitch, Cable Sequence, *BPDC in each of next 5 sts, 2 BPDC sts in next stitch, BPDC in each of next 5 sts, Cable Sequence* Repeat two more times, BPDC next stitch, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next six sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC next stitch, *Cable Sequence, BPDC in each of next 5 sts, 2 BPDC in next stitch, BPDC in each of next 5 sts* Repeat two more times, Cable Sequence, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (134 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 6&7: BPDC in next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, *BPDC each of next 12 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat six more times, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (134 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 8: BPDC in next stitch, Cable Sequence, *BPDC each of next 12 sts, Cable Sequence* Repeat six more times, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (134 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 9: BPDC in next stitch, FPDC each of next 6 sts, *BPDC each of next 12 sts, FPDC each of next 6 sts* Repeat six more times, BPDC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2 (134 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 10-13: DC each stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch, CH2

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Ear Pattern (OPTIONAL) – Make 2

Chain 7 (leave long enough starting tail to use for sewing ear onto hat)

Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and each chain across, CH1, Turn Work (6 total sts not including turning chain)

Rows 2&3: Single crochet into each stitch across, CH1, Turn Work (6 total sts)

Row 4: SC2tog, SC2tog, SC2tog, CH1, Turn Work (3 total sts)

Row 5: SC2tog, SC next stitch, CH1, Turn Work (2 total sts)

Row 6: SC2tog (1 total stitch)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends (leaving starting yarn tail)

{See Video 6 for help with next step}

Edging Row 1: Add a DC edging around two sides of the piece you just created.  You should have a total of 15 DC sts – 6 on each side and 3 in the very top stitch.

At end of row, CH2, Turn Work

Edging Row 2: FPSC each of next 5 sts, 2 FPSC in each of next 5 sts, FPSC each of next 5 sts (20 total sts)

Cut yarn and secure and weave in ends.

Secure the ears to the top sides of the hood just behind the end of the cable section.

 

 

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This free hooded cowl crochet pattern features sizes Newborn through Adult.  Turns out amazingly cute and with cable work, it's a fun project to make.

13 Comments On “North Star {Cabled Bear Hooded Cowl}”

  1. Have you ever experienced a sense of deeper peace when your mind has been still?

    Always – the Holy Spirit – our constant companion, is continually imparting Godly wisdom and when I focus on Him (which quiets the noise in my head) I experience the peace that comes from God. A continual prayer of mine is – “Lord, please cause me to hear You speaking to me today”.

    Hope you have a wonderful – peaceful day! Hugs.

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  2. I think all of us crafters have a nagging voice telling us we aren’t getting enough done. I took a few minutes to pick up the house yesterday because a friend was coming over to give me money for some stuff she asked me to make. I was a bit miffed that she didn’t show. that was time I could have spent making something I need to ship out to arrive in time for christmas. I don’t like being late with stuff. with only a few weeks to go I’m feeling the crunch. I ordered myself some coloring books I later thought why did I do that I don’t have the time. then it says if you got off the computer you’d have the time. HA! so true. Ok back to checking email so I can get busy crocheting.

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    • Right? It’s funny how it’s somehow hard to give things up in order to make time for self care. I’ve given up my evening TV time entirely so I can get up early enough to meditate. I always experience a bit of resistance about it, but ultimately I’m feeling so much better! Glad you ordered the coloring books, and I hope you’ll make time to enjoy them when they arrive <3

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  3. When my mind is feeling relaxed I do feel very much deep peace!

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  4. Definitely. For me part of being still is also being quiet and that is hard with all that is going on around me constantly. That is one reason I love earplugs.

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  5. My sister and sister in law meditate often. They talk to me about it and I’ve tried numerous times. My mind is so busy with, I have to do this I have to do that. It’s like I have 20 people all talking at the same time. How long does it take to quiet things down and start feeling some peace?

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    • I found that learning to sit with all those voices more compassionately and recognize how quickly they come and go without getting grippy with them was the first step. It also makes me feel more self compassionate when I can do this. Shortly after things start to quiet. It took me probably a month of combining mindfulness with guided meditation before I started to experience more quiet. I find the guided meditations can help to quiet that down too as you have more of a focal point. I still experience a lot of chattiness when I meditate in total silence. Some people find focusing on music to be exceptionally helpful too.

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  6. Yes, I have found an inner peace during meditation. Lately though I haven’t been able to experience any. I can’t seem to shut my brain off. I give in and get up and write down what’s spinning through my head. It helps.

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  7. Thank you Melody for your reply. 😊

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  8. Barbara C. D'Antonio

    Thank You Melody,I appreciate you thoughts on Meditation. I also wanted to ask you if your a knitter if so could you post the patterns for all of us knitters?
    Appreciative,
    Barbara

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