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.

Materials:

  • 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

Instructions:

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!

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9 Comments

  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 😉

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  3. sheila davidson said,

    February 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I see your talent is shinning again…so cute.

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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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