Hey there my dear Crocheters. Today I want to show you this nice and easy to make Mossy Beanie and Cowl set.
Is easy to make, with simple stitch and your kid or other family member or friend will simply love it.
If you are new to crochet, winter is the perfect season for you to keep making small and cosy thinks.
Well here I come with another idea for you and I hope you will be inspired and make this set for your beloved.
The beanie has a simple design. It’s worked in rounds, starting with an elastic band.
After finishing the high we will do a few round decreasing, close the beanie and at the end if you want you can add a pom pom.
The Cowl is worked similar, in rounds also, only that we will start without a ribbed band and with more stitches.
For the cowls in general, I start with half more stitches then for the beanies.
About the stitch
The main stitch we will use for this Mossy Beanie & Cowl set, is the moss stitch or the mesh stitch ( you will find it in both ways)
This stitch pattern is a 2 rounds repeat, you will start the round different. Along the round is all about 1 sc, ch 1, skip 1.
For the elastic band of the beanie we will use single crochet in back loop only.
Materials you will need
First of all yarn. I used Go Handmade Cosy in color dusty rose and gray brown, but you can use any other type of DK, Light, 8 ply yarn or another weight yarn if you want but you will have to check your gauge.
For the type of yarn I used, I needed a 4 mm ( G) crochet hook.
You will also need a tapestry needle and optional a pom-pom
For the Baby, Toddler and Children sizes, one skein of each color (50 grams , 100 m, 109 yds / skein) will be enough to make the set. For Adult sizes you will need one more skein.
Abbreviations used in this pattern
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sc Blo – single crochet in back loop only
Dec – decrease ( 2 sc worked together)
15 rows Sc Blo = 10 cm ( 4″)
17 moss sts = 10 cm ( 4″)
12 rows moss sts = 10 cm (4″)
Final measurements of the Beanie ( the cowl will be with half bigger in diameter than the beanie and almost the same high)
- 35 cm ( 14 “) diameter
- 14 cm (5.5″) high
- 42 cm (16.5″) diameter
- 15 cm (6″) high
- 48 cm (19″) diameter
- 16 cm (6.5″) high
- 55 cm (21.5″) diameter
- 19 cm (7.5″) high
- 59 cm (23″) diameter
- 22 cm (9″) high
And I think we can start.
Choose one color that you want to use as a main color. I used Dusty Rose
Ch 8 sts
Starting with the 2nd st, 1 sc in each st (7 sc). Ch 1 and turn
1 sc blo in each st. ch 1 and turn
Repeat round 2 until you have in total
- Baby – 53 rows
- Toddler – 63 rows
- Children – 72 rows
- Women – 82 rows
- Men – 88 rows.
After finishing the band, join the ends with slip sts.
And the elastic band is done.
This round will be just in single crochet. As you saw above the gauge is different on the elastic band and the moss stitch pattern. To make sure that the beanie will have the same width and doesn’t became smaller, we will have to adjust at this round the number of sts.
Baby – add 7 sts
Toddler – add 10 sts
Children – add 10 sts
Women – add 10 sts
Men – add 12 sts
You are adding this sts on this first round, making 2 sc in the same stitch. For example on toddler size I made 1 inc at every 6 sts.
Ch 1, 1 sc in the 1st st, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 sc in the next]. Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round. Join with a slip stitch with the ch 1 at the beginning. You will make the join with the second color.
We will alternate 2 rounds with the first color and 1 round with the second.
Ch 2, skip 1st sc, 1 sc in the first ch 1 space, [ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in the next ch 1 space]. Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round. Sl st with first color.
Now, repeat round 2 and 3 until you have the needed high of the beanie. Remember to alternate 2 rounds in first color, 1 round in second.
Baby – 17 rounds
Toddler – 18 rounds
Children – 19 rounds
Women – 23 rounds
Men – 26 rounds
After we finish the high of the beanie, we will make a few more rounds decreasing and close the top of the beanie.
[1 dec, 1 sc] repeat to the end of the round
1 dec in each st to the end of the round and repeat this round as many times as you need, so that the beanie opening to be small enough ( to have not more than 10 sts).
After that, use a tapestry needle and pull the end of the yarn trough all the stitches. Pull and close the top of the beanie. After closing wrap the yarn few more times just to make sure that will be secure.
And the Beanie is done. You can add a pom pom or you can let it like it is.
Now that we just made the Beanie, with the cowl will be more easy.
Chain with half more sts than you had for the beanie ( for example for toddler size, we had 73 moss sts for the beanie, for the cowl I chained 110 sts)
We will repeat round 2 and 3 of the Beanie as many times as you want until you will have the desired high. I made the same number of rounds as for the beanie, adding a few more to cover the elastic band high as well.
At the end I just made a twisted sc border and that was it.
I made one set with acrylic yarn, and the pattern worked just perfect.
Bellow you can find the video tutorial. Hope you will enjoy making this Mossy Beanie & Cowl set. It will be the perfect gift for your family members.