Crocheted Beanie & Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Crocheted Beanie & Cowl

November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in hdc
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
150 - 440 yards (137 - 402 m)
Beanie: S/M & M/Lg; Cowl: approx. 44"/112cm around x 10"/25cm deep.
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This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern uses two traditional pattern stitches— single and half double—to very contemporary effect. You’ll get to practice working in the round in two ways—in a circular spiral and in a tubular spiral. Plus you’ll learn a couple of nifty beginnings.

We’re betting your first set will not be your last—friends and family will start to place orders. You could always teach them how to crochet!

TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Increases and decreases. • Foundation half double crochet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, slip stitch, and working in rounds. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Crochet Companion booklet.

Our First Projects patterns are intended for newer crocheters wanting to get a solid understanding of the basics. Each pattern is a “twosie” -- two projects in one, and includes more photo tutorials for the techniques particular to those projects. While simple, these projects create accessories that even advanced crocheters will want to wear. Beginners (and those who want to coach new crocheters) should refer to the Churchmouse Classroom Learn-To-Crochet Companion, an instructional booklet found at many Local Yarn Shops and online at

Small/Med Beanie: To fit 20-22”/51-56cm head; approx. 20”/51cm around x 7”/18cm deep (center of crown to edge).
Med/Large Beanie: To fit 22-24”/56-61cm head; approx 22”/56cm around x 8”/20cm deep (center of crown to edge).
Cowl: Approx. 44”/112cm around x 10”/25cm deep.

Small/Med (Med/Large) Beanie: Approx. Approx. 150 yds/137m (Approx. 170 yds/155m) of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4”/10cm).
We used 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima (219 yds/200m) in Color 2241 Sand (on her), Color 2515 Slate (on him).
Cowl: Approx. 440yds/400m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4”/10cm.)
We used 2 skeins Manos del Uruguay Maxima (219 yds/200m each) in Color 2241 Sand.

Beanie: US H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Cowl: US I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Locking stitch marker (beanie only).
Blunt darning needle to finish.

Beanie: Approx. 16 sts and 19 rounds = 4”/10cm over sc; approx. 16 sts and 14 rounds = 4”/10cm over hdc.
Cowl: Approx. 15 sts and 14 rounds = 4”/10cm over hdc.