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Maya Classy Cowl & Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern Tutorial | Multiple Sizes

The Maya Classy Cowl & Beanie is a simple classic style that will work well dressing it up or dressing it down. 😉.  To create this set, I used Lion Brand Yarn in the colorway Acadia. Of course, you can use any worsted weight yarn for this set, and even change up the colors! One of my testers used a nice grey and red for the solid half double crochet rows, it turned out really nice.

Tammy’s Maya Cowl

The cowl is written for one size, and easily adjustable by reducing or increasing your foundation row.

The beret is written for 3 sizes – small, medium & large. 😊.

There is a video tutorial at the bottom of the post that will help you work the first few rows to get the hang of the stitches used in the pattern :).

It’s long enough to double up too!

So, let’s get started!

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The Maya Cowl is so easy to modify and combines simple stitches so it’s great for a beginner! You will learn to a half double crochet decrease, and several other decrease stitches while working this pattern. If you see an underlined stitch in the stitch guide, that means you can click it, and it will take you to the full video tutorial on how to complete that stitch.

Are you ready to make it? Let’s do this!


+ Gauge:


Cowl: 10 fsc + rows 1 thru 5  = 3 x 2.25


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn in the colorway Acadia

Suggested Yarn Details:

100% Acrylic – 5oz/142g – 251 yds/230 m per skein

Yardage Needed:

3 skeins or 753 yards

~ Hook Size: Cowl:  5.5 (I-9) Beret:  4.0 mm (G), & 5.0 mm (H)

~ Scissors

~ Darning Needle


+ Stitch guide:


sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (a decrease)

(insert hook in next st.  yo, draw up a loop) twice, yo draw through all loops on hook.

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.

hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together

(yo, insert hook in next st.  yo, draw up a loop) twice, yo draw through all loops on hook. 

fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1, yo draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).


+ Abbreviations:


sc single crochet
sc2tog single crochet 2 together (a decrease)
hdc half double crochet
hdc2tog half double crochet 2 together (a decrease)
fsc foundation single crochet
sk st skip stitch
st(s) stitches
sp space
ch chain
ch sp chain space
rnd round
*…* *repeat* instructions between *…*

+ Size(s):


Cowl:  One size – easily adjustable.  Please refer to notes within pattern to adjust for child or toddler.

Beret:  Adult Small, Medium, Large.

Finished Measurements:

Cowl:  40” long unseemed, 12″ tall

Beret fits:  small 19-20”, med 21-22”, large 23-34”


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


How to Read This Pattern

  • Cowl is worked flat, then seamed.
  • Beret is worked in rounds and uses a foundation single crochet row to start.
  • Beret: Stitch counts are at the end of each row/round in (parentheses).
  • Cowl: Stitch count is same throughout.
  • Stitch counts for last few rows of Beret are not listed because you may want to end and sew at a certain point – it’s up to you.

Cowl will have 118 sts per row throughout.  

Include the ch 1’s within the * … * repeats in your stitch count.  The turning chains are not counted in stitch count.

PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99


+ Pattern:


Cowl:

Using 5.5 mm hook…

Row 1: Fsc 118 (or any even number of stitches).

Row 2:ch 2, turn. (begin 1ST st in 1st fsc) *hdc2tog, ch 1* repeat from * to * across entire row.

Row 3:ch 1, turnhdc2tog beginning in 1st hdc2tog from Row 2 (complete second half of hdc2tog around the ch 1 sp) ch 1.

*hdc2tog (working into next hdc2tog from row 2 & into ch 1 sp), ch 1* – repeat to end.

(when you come to the end, work last hdc2tog into last hdc2tog of prev row and around turning chain.)

Rows 4 | 5 | 6 | 7: Repeat row 3.

Row 8: ch 1, turn.  working into the top two loops of each ch/st; hdc 1 in each st/ch across entire row.

Row 9: ch 1, turnhdc 1 in each st across.

Rows 10: Repeat row 2, except begin 1st st in 1st hdc from prev row.

Row 11 | 12: Repeat row 3.

Row 13:  Repeat row 8.

Row 14:  Repeat row 9.

Rows 15:  Repeat row 2. except begin 1st st in 1st hdc from prev row.

Rows 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20:  Repeat row 3.

Row 21:  Repeat row 8.

Row 22:  Repeat row 9.

Row 23:  Repeat row 2. except begin 1st st in 1st hdc from prev row.

Rows 24 | 25:  Repeat row 3.

Row 26:  ch 1, sc entire row (work into the top two loops of each st/ch).

Tie off, leave 18” long tail for sewing.  Weave in all other tails.


+ Assembly:


Align short edges by ringing ends together and sew up using the long tail.  You can use a whip stitch or running stitch.

PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99


+ Pattern:


Beret:

Gauge:

6 fsc = 2″

Pattern Notes:

  • Joins are made in 1st stitch of round.
  • 1st stitch of each round is created in same as join.
  • When working the rounds that contain sc’s, always work into the top two loops of each stitches/chains, not into the chain spaces.
  • Sizes adjustments are listed as (S, M, L)
  • Pattern works in even number, you can adjust to fit your size or follow instructions below for adult S, M, L (sizes are approximations)

Using G (4 mm hook)

Rnd 1:  Fsc (S) 68, (M) 72, (L) 74, join, ch 1.

Using H hook (5 mm hook)

Rnd 2:  *hdc2tog, ch 1* – repeat to end, join. (68, 72, 74)

Rnd 3ch 1, *sc 1 in each of next 2 sts, sc 2 in next* – repeat to end. Join. (92, 96, 98)

Rnd 4:  ch 1, turn. Repeat rnd 2. (92, 96, 98)

Rnd 5ch 1, *sc 1 in each of next 3 stitches, sc 2 in next st* – repeat to end. Join. (116, 120, 122)

Rnd 6ch 1, turn. Repeat rnd 2. Join. (116, 120, 122)

Rnd 7ch 1, sc entire rnd. Join. (116, 120, 122)

Rnd 8ch 1, turn. Repeat rnd 2. (116, 120, 122)

Rnd 9:  repeat rnd 7. (116, 120, 122)

Rnd 10ch 1, turn. Repeat rnd 2. (116, 120, 122)

Rnd 11ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts. sc2tog* – repeat to end. (92, 96, 98)

Rnd 12ch 1, turn. *hdc2tog two times, ch 1* – repeat to end. Join. (68, 72, 74)

Rnd 13ch 1, sc entire rnd. (68, 72, 74)

Rnd 14ch 1, turn. Repeat rnd 2. (68, 72, 74)

Rnd 15:  Repeat rnd 13. (68, 72, 74)

Rnd 16: ch 1, turn. *hdc2tog twice, ch 1* – repeat to end. Join. (50, 54, 56)

Rnd 17ch 1, sc entire rnd. (50, 54, 56)

Rnd 18ch 1, turn. hdc2tog entire rnd. (23, 27, 29)

Rnd 19ch 1, sc entire rnd (23, 27, 29)

Rnd 20:  Repeat rnd 19. (23, 27, 29)

Rnd 21ch 1, turn. Repeat rnd 2. (22, 26, 28)

Rnd 22ch 1, *sc 1, sc2tog* – repeat to end, ending with sc in last st. (14, 18, 20)

Rnd 23ch 1, sc2tog entire rnd. (5, 9, 11)

Rnd 24 (medium and large only):  ch 1, sc2tog entire rnd. (4)

(I went for as long as I could, so this round isn’t completely essential

Tie off, and weave in tail, closing hole while you do.

Use starting tail for to join the fsc row together, weave in tail.


Congratulations!  You’re finished!


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