Snowcapped Cowl by Alexandra Richards ELK

Snowcapped Cowl

November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 DC by 3 Rows = 3"
6.5 mm (K)
310 yards (283 m)
One Size
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I don’t use Red Heart’s With Love very much, but I happened to have two skeins in my stash, and couldn’t help but fall in love with the soft, squishy feel. One of my favorite stitches for texture is the puff stitch, and I knew it would be a perfect pair with the With Love to create this soft, squishy and warm Snowcapped Cowl and Beanie set!

As far as snowy scenes go, I think this set would look great with aqua, blue or gray as the main color, or any color combo really! Being worked with just one skein, and a little extra for the ribbing, this is a nice set to make as a gift, and can be worked fairly quickly.

The cowl will pull down over your shoulders for anyone size small and medium. You could easily increase the number of puff stitches in the cowl to create a wider piece if needed. I did not design this piece to cover the shoulders, but it’s an added perk.


  • 310 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart’s With Love in Tan (245 Yards) and White (65 Yards)
  • K10.5/6.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Time Spent:
I worked my cowl up in about three and a half hours.

To Fit Teen/Woman

ch - Chain
st - Stitch
yo - Yarn Over
Rep - Repeat
sk - Skip
ea - Each
sp - Space
FDC - Foundation Double Crochet (link provided)
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
PS - Puff Stitch (explained)