Ginger Spice Slouch Hat and Cowl Set – A Free Pattern!

Hi Everyone! I was so excited this morning as a took my kids out for school! Even though we are well into Fall here in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, the weather has been unseasonably warm.  But this morning all that changed and it was finally cool enough for me to bundle up and show off my new Slouchy Hat and Cowl set!

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This is what a cool crisp morning in rural Ontario looks like! Below I would like to share the pattern with you for this gorgeous set (along with some more photos!).  To make the set you will need two Caron Tea Cakes, or a yarn of the same weight as a substitute.  I also used a Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn which is %100 acrylic when testing the pattern and it worked up beautifully as well! So grab an 8mm hook, some super soft and cozy yarn and a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!

Would you like a convenient download and go PDF? (Also includes photo tutorial for particular stitches) You may purchase one for $2.00 CAD in my shops:

Etsy –  https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/553538606/ginger-spice-slouch-hat-and-cowl-set

Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ginger-spice-hat-and-cowl-set

You will find a video tutorial for the Ginger Spice Hat here:

 

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(More Photos can be found at the end of this post!)

Gauge: 2sc x 2 rows = 1 inch

Materials:

Yarn: Caron Tea Cakes by Yarnspirations™ (%80 acrylic/%20 wool, 8.5 oz. skein, 204 yds). Super Bulky Weight. Colour: Ginger Spice Quantity: Two.

**alturnative yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky.  4 Balls or about 400 yards.

Hook: Size L-11 (8 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
To Make Pom Pom: Two empty toilet paper rolls, scissors and yarn needle

Finished Size:
Hat: (not inc. Pom Pom) 10 inches tall, 21 inch circumference 

Cowl: 7 inches tall, 50 inch circumference

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Hdc – Half double crochet

Hdc2tog – Half double crochet two together

Knit Stitch (ks) – Also called the “waistcoat stitch,” the knit stitch is a single crochet worked through the middle of the single crochet or knit stitch of the previous round.  Because you are working your stitch through the middle of the stitch in the previous round and pulling your loop up through the center, a knit look is created.

Knit Stitch 2 together (ks2tog) – Work the ks2tog as you would the sc2tog, but working through the space in the stitch of the previous round that you would typically work a knit stitch.

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – Single crochet two together

Sk – Skip

Sl st – Slip stitch

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rounds from the bottom of hat to the top.
  • Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc or hdc.
  • Weave in ends as needed.
  • I find the knit stitch works best when your tension is kept quite loose. Loose stitches allow for you to insert the hook in the proper space more easily.
  • To work in the 3rd loop: In the hdc stitch, the  “third loop” is found at the back of the stitch, below the top two loops that you would normally complete your stitch in.  When you crochet in this back loop, it should push the top of the stitch from the previous round to the front of your work creating a “knit” look.

 

Hat Pattern:

Ch 42.  Being careful not to twist ch, join with a sl st in first chain to make a round.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each ch around.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  (42 hdc).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first hdc. (42 hdc).

Rnds 3-5: Repeat Rnd 2 (42 sc).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in in each st around.  Join with a sl st (in the space that you would work the next ks.  See pattern notes). (42 sc).

Rnd 7: Ch 1, ks in each sc around.  Join with a sl st. (42 ks)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, ks in each sc around.  Join with a sl st. (42 ks)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, working in the same space in stitch of previous row that you would work for a ks, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st.  (42 hdc).

Rnd 10: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first hdc. (42 hdc).

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 10. (42 hdc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in in each st around.  Join with a sl st (in the space that you would work the next ks.  See pattern notes). (42 sc).

Rnd 13: Ch 1, ks in each sc around.  Join with a sl st. (42 ks)

Rnd 14:  Ch 1, ks in each sc around.  Join with a sl st. (42 ks)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, working in the same space in stitch of previous row that you would work for a ks, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st.  (42 hdc).

Rnd 16: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first hdc. (42 hdc).

Rnd 17: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, * hdc 12, hdc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st. (39 sts)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, loosly * sc 5, sc2tog.  Rpt from * around, sc in the last 4 sts.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (34 sts)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, * ks 4, ks2tog.  Rpt from * around, ks in the last 4 sts.  Join with a sl st in the first st. (29 sts).

Rnd 20: Ch 1, * ks 3, ks2tog.  Rpt from * around, ks in the last 4 sts. Join with a sl st in the first st. (24 sts).

Rnd 21: Ch 1, * ks 2, ks2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st. (18 sts).

Rnd 22: Ch 1, * ks 1, ks2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st. (12 sts).

Rnd 23: Ch 1, * ks2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st. (6 sts).

Fasten off leaving a long tail.  Sew opening at top of the hat closed.  Weave in ends.

Make pom pom if desired and fasten to top.

 

Cowl Pattern:

Ch 86.  Being careful not to twist chain, join with a sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each ch around.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  (86 hdc).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first hdc. (86 hdc).

Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 2 (86 sc).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in in each st around.  Join with a sl st (in the space that you would work the next ks.  See pattern notes). (86 sc).

Rnds 5-6: Ch 1, ks in each sc around.  Join with a sl st. (86 ks)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, working in the same space in stitch of previous row that you would work for a ks, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st.  (86 hdc).

Rnd 8: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first hdc. (86 hdc).

Rnds 9-15: Repeat Rnds 2-8. (86 hdc)

Rnds 16-17: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first hdc. (86 hdc).

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. Faith Holbrook says:

    When you join on the 3rd lol only rounds do you join only in the 3rd loop? I’m finding the back of my hat is very messy looking

  2. Janet says:

    No matter how I join my joins are quite visible. I’ve pulled the hat apart and crocheted again twice. Love the pattern, just having major join problems. Joins are invisible on reverse side. Agh!!!! Suggestions?

    • Hi Janet, there are two ways that I like to join – I will get back to you this evening (after my kids are in bed) and share some photos. The third option is not to join at all but work continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in the round. Just be sure to keep moving the marker as your work progresses.

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  4. Kaiti says:

    I’m having difficulty with the initial foundation chain. 42 seems pretty small for an adult hat. I dont feel like my foundation chain is too tight but Is it supposed to be a super loose chain? What am I doing wrong..lol!!!😂

    • Hi Kaiti, thanks for trying the pattern! First I would check to make sure you are using a super bulky weight yarn (6) and an 8mm Hook, and check to see if your gauge is the same as mine indicated in the pattern. Then I would try increasing in Hook size (perhaps try a 10mm) as that will make your stitches looser. You’re chain should measure approximately 22 inches. Let me know if that helps! Thanks again!

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  6. Laurie says:

    Went the other day to buy a ton of yarn to do this pattern in several colors. Love it. Unfortunately have take first project out several times. Also having issues with getting seam straight. Fairly self taught and have googled invisible seams. Problem is they are usually only for the hdc rows. Any suggestions on how to get a straight invisible seam? txs

    • RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Hi Laurie, yes the hat has a seam at the back. I find that being sure to pull the joining sl st at the end of each row tight helps, but because there is a join at the end of each row, there will be a seam. You can try to see if it makes a difference for you, either join each round in the 3rd loop and continue, or join in the top of the hdc, then work the first st in the 3rd loop as indicated.

      The other way that might work for you is by not joining at the end of each round and working continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch and be sure to move it up as work progresses. Instead of joining at the end of each round, simply start the next. You will have a little jump at the end of the first round (pull a little tighter), but after that it will be seamless. I hope that helps! Thank you for trying the pattern, and let me know how it goes.

      • Laurie says:

        Thanks for reply. Will try all three to see what works best for me. Where do I join to keep seem straight once I start the ks row? tx again.

      • RichTexturesCrochet says:

        You can try either joining in the space that you would work the ks or join in the top of the stitch and then work the ks.

      • Laurie says:

        where you gave the option to “or join in the top of the hdc, then work the first st in the 3rd loop as indicated” after joining in hdc is the first stitch in the 3rd loop of the same stitch or the next one? tx

      • RichTexturesCrochet says:

        Yes, in the same stitch. And the same stitch if you join in the top loops before working the ks

  7. Laurie says:

    Thanks for reply. Will try all three to see what works best for me. Where do I join to keep seem straight once I start the ks row?
    Where you gave the option to “or join in the top of the hdc, then work the first st in the 3rd loop as indicated” after joining in hdc is the first stitch in the 3rd loop of the same stitch or the next one? Txs

  8. Laurie says:

    Thanks again – now I am equipped to tackle the yarn! Will make sure to keep notes so i don’t forget when I go to make the others. I am starting my christmas presents for next year. Was able to snag the year end yarn sale in several colors – especially the ginger spice (bought 3 sets of these lol).

  9. Wendy Pemberton says:

    Hi Laurie,
    I have the correct yarn and size hook.
    I did 42 chains and could not get it on my head. Please advise.

  10. Laurie says:

    Hi – new question (and thanks for posting video!) – did you roll you yarn before you started the project or just started directly from cake? tx

    • RichTexturesCrochet says:

      I just started from the Cake – I take the yarn from the outside though (not the inside). If you put the cake in a large bowl on the floor it will keep it from rolling around 🙂

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