Cozy Hooded Cowl Keeps Baby Warm!

I had some colorful, chunky yarn in my stash that I wanted to experiment with, so I decided to make a couple of little baby hoodies. I’ll guess that they would fit a child about 12 months. They are SO warm, soft and cuddly!

You’ll basically crochet a long rectangle, fold it in half, then seam together the edges on one side, starting from the fold and working down about 8 inches. To finish it, you’ll create a border around all the edges, then add fasteners to keep the bottom front closed.


  • 8 mm crochet hook
  • 1 ball of bulky yarn in variegated colors, and one ball in a solid contrasting color
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


With variegated yarn, ch 69. Turn.

Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and in each across. Turn. (66 dc)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st and in each across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 five more times. Your rectangle should be approximately 7” wide x 28” long.

Fold in half lengthwise, placing right sides together, wrong sides facing out. Using yarn needle, whipstitch edges together to make a seam where the X’s are shown. Stitch down from the fold about 8”.
It should look like this from the back when you’re finished:
Turn right side out to make your border. Attaching contrasting color at the bottom of your seam, hdc in each st right around entire hoodie. I made it so that it looks like it’s fastened with buttons, but in reality, it just needs to be pulled over the baby’s head. I did this by overlapping one bottom edge over top of the other, stitching them together, and then sewing two buttons on the front just as decoration. You can see what I mean in the photos below. In the blue and green version at the top, I just attached some yarn strings that I’ve tied into bows. You can finish yours however you prefer.

Since Otis is my baby, he was forced to model one!



  1. March 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    the cowl looks best on the kitty! So adorable 🙂

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  2. February 22, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Really cute. Love your model. Ol’ Otis gets a break from his modeling 😉

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. sheila davidson said,

    February 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I see your talent is shinning again…so cute.

    Sent from my iPad


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  4. February 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Those are adorable! If my daughter was still that small I would have to have one. She had the sweetest knit winter hat with a flower when she was small. Time goes too fast! 💕🌻~Anne

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  5. February 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Otis looks so sweet in this!

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