FREE Winter Trees Hooded Cowl CAL; Part 3

You’re nearly done! Just a few more hours of crocheting left. This week we will add the cowl neck to the hood. Technically, you could crochet this false-ribbed cowl section without the hood. It’s quite basic.

If you’re just hearing about this project, you’ll want to return to the Introduction page, or maybe Part 1. The schedule and links to each section are just below.


Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

I will have both the interlocking crochet pattern AND the overlay mosaic crochet pattern for this square here online. Charts are not included, only the written portion. Charts are available in the purchased pattern.

For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount. on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl“. Regular price applies on November 10, 2022.

Or, you can forever view both the interlocking pattern and the mosaic pattern here on my website!


Interlocking Crochet Pattern

To refresh yourself on the KEY, click here.

For yardage and other important details, click here.

In part 1 we did the foundation rows up to row 29. Part 2 was rows 30 – 58. Now that we have a hood we will create the cowl neck.

The Cowl

I chose to use my dark color for the cowl neck, but you can use the lighter color or a completely different color!

First, turn your hat upside down. We will join our yarn at any point around the neck of the hood EXCEPT where the sides meet at your chin.

Attaching to Hood

Create one round of double crochet stitches, join with a slip stitch.

You need to have an even number of DC stitches in this first round. If you need to adjust, make the cowl one stitch smaller than the hood.

Lengthening the Cowl

For the rest of the rounds, do *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* all the way around. Join with a slip stitch at the end of each round. Front post stitches will have front post stitches attached to them. You are creating long ridges.

I did 14 rounds, but you can make the cowl any length.

Weave in any ends and you’re done! 

I prefer to wear mine with the cowl part up inside the hood, covering my chin and mouth, but you can also keep it down around your neck if that’s where you need the warmth.

#interlockingcrochet #WinterTreesHoodedCowl @AshleesLint

Congratulations! You’re done! Be sure to show off your project in my Facebook group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs, or tag me on Instagram!

Click here to jump to list of CAL sections


Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF only. Charts are not included in the free version online.

To refresh yourself on the KEY, click here.

View important details like yardage and finished size by clicking here.

In part 1 we did the foundation rows up to row 29. In part 2 we finished the hood with rows 30 – 52. Now we will add the cowl neck.

The Cowl

I chose to use my dark color for the cowl, but you can use the lighter color or a completely different color!

First, turn your hat upside down. We will join our yarn at any point around the neck of the hood EXCEPT where the envelope border meets at your chin.

I have created a video for this step:

Attaching to Hood

Create one round of double crochet stitches, join with a slip stitch. You may find it difficult to determine which stitches to join to when you reach the envelope border brim that goes around your face.  If you did single crochet stitches for the envelope you will do one DC per round. If you did a double crochet envelope border, do two DCs per round.

I had 7 rounds of SC on my envelope border, so I did 7 DC across the envelope for the beginning of my cowl. I joined the two sides of the envelope border with one DC and then did 7 more DC on the envelope border at the other side of the face opening.

You need to have an even number of DC stitches in this first round. If you need to adjust, make the cowl one stitch smaller than the hood.

Lengthening the Cowl

For the rest of the rounds, do *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* all the way around. Join with a slip stitch at the end of each round. Front post stitches will have front post stitches attached to them. You are creating long ridges.

I did 15 rounds, but you can make the cowl any length.

Weave in any ends and you’re done! 

I prefer to wear mine with the cowl part up inside the hood, covering my chin and mouth, but you can also keep it down around your neck if that’s where you need the warmth.

#mosaiccrochet #WinterTreesHoodedCowl @AshleesLint

Congratulations! You’re done! Be sure to show off your project in my Facebook group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs, or tag me on Instagram!

Click here to jump to list of CAL sections

Get the Pattern

For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl”. Regular price applies on Nov 10, 2022.


For Interlocking Crochet

  • Chart is 57 x 59 (repeat it twice)
  • Folded hood is about 17” / 44cm tall by 14” / 36cm deep, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (700-740 yards total)
    • Hood Main color (MC) (black on chart, white in sample above, the trees) – 250 yards plus 40 for optional border
    • Hood Accent color (AC) (teal in sample, the sky) – 250 yards
    • Cowl (teal in sample) – 200 yards

    For Mosaic Crochet

    • Chart for hood is 50 x 53 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood, including envelope border brim is about 12” / 30cm square, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (655 yards total)
      • Hood Main Color (White) – 250 yards
      • Hood Contrasting Color (Green) – 180 yards
      • Hood Envelope Border (white) – 75 yards
      • Cowl (Green) – 150 yards

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