Thaxton Hooded Cowl
This pattern has a stitch diagram, offers two lengths, and two seaming schematics for the cowl and for creating a true hooded version. Also a photo sequence for creating the notch.
Luxuriously roomy, stretchy, warm and squishy, I designed the Thaxton Cowl to keep one's upper back and chest toasty whether it's worn like a collar or unfurled into a hood. I can't imagine a better stitch for it.
This close-knit yet 100% crocheted cowl features my all-time favorite type of ribbing: crochet slip stitches worked into the back loop. It's a cowl that is crocheted side to side for a change, meaning that the rows run from top to bottom of the cowl opening. The lovely short row wedges allow it to flare at the shoulders yet cozy up to the neck.
When not worn as a hood, the full-length version is long enough to be triple-folded. Even without a seamed hood, it's long and stretchy enough to cover the head in the style of a wimple or "snood." The shorter, yarn-conserving option is still room