Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cozy Cowl Hood With Bear Ears

After I sent the Titans blanket to Tammy, she sent me a box of yarn that she had and didn't need anymore. With that yarn, Nicole the Knitter asked me to make an animal scoodie for her goddaughter.

I checked around online and decided to try this one (it's actually the first one in a series of scoodies for Nicole's friends, so it was kind of a test subject). The goddaughter is a bit of a fun, funky dresser so I thought the more neutral colors would be good for her and match a lot of stuff.

I used Lion Brand's Cozy Cowl Hood and added the ears. You do need a user name and password to see the pattern on their site.


Ch 84; taking care not to twist the ch; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc - 84 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), turn, dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Repeat Rnds 2 and 3 until piece measures about 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg.
Fasten off.

The ears are my my little design.

Whatever hook size you use for the base hat, use for the ears as well, or go one size smaller.

2 colors of yarn:
  • A medium nylon/acrylic blend for both the insides and outsides 
  • Inside and outside colors of yarn 
Inside of the ears, make 2 separate insides.
  1. Give yourself a length of 6-8” of unused yarn before you start. This will be what you use to attach the front of the ear to the bottom of the ear. Chain 8. Do a DC in the third chain from the end of the hook. 
  2. HDC in each stitch. Chain 2 at the end and turn. 
  3. HDC in each stitch again. Chain 2 at the end and turn. 
  4. HDC in each stitch again. Chain 2 at the end and turn. 
  5. Decrease the row by 2 stitches (at the beginning and end of each row), to create a rounded off appearance. 
  6. Decrease the row by 2 stitches (at the beginning and end of each row), to create a rounded off appearance. Finish off the yarn and weave in ends. You will end at the top of the inside ear. 
Outside of the ears. Make 2 separate outsides.

1. Give yourself a length of 6-8” of unused yarn before you start. This will be what you use to attach the ear to the hat. Chain 12. Do a DC in the second chain from the end of the hook.
2. Row 1: DC in each stitch. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
3. Row 2: DC in each stitch again. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
4. Decrease the row by 2 stitches (at the beginning and end of each row), to create a rounded off appearance.
5. Decrease the row by 2 stitches (at the beginning and end of each row) again, to create a rounded off appearance.
6. Decrease the row by 2 stitches (at the beginning and end of each row) again, to create a rounded off appearance. Finish off the yarn and weave in ends. You will end at the top of the outside ear.

Lay the outside pieces flat and lay the inside pieces flat on top of them, so the bottom edges are together. Using a yarn needle, use the several inches of outside ear piece to sew the insides and outsides together, using the edges of the insides to guide you. Finish off the yarn.

Sew the completed ears to the hat with the same outside color yarn, on top of the head.

There's no real rhyme or reason to this cowl. I just liked the colors of the yarn, and for the heck of it, added the fun fur yarn to the edges.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! And I'm glad the yarn is getting used!

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