This is adapted from a headscarf pattern i found online, which i have since lost the link to. I will get some action shots up shortly :)
– Worsted weight yarn, any kind (i use Red Heart Classic then wash with fabric softener to make it nice and snuggly soft. Also used Brown Sheep Company’s Lamb’s Pride)
– H hook
*Chain 68 (or enough to fit around your head comfortably)
*sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch around, join
*Ch 3 (counts as 1st hdc) hdc in each sc around, join
*rep ch 3, hdc round 6 times
*ch 4, sk next hdc, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next, ch 1, rep around, join
*ch3, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc in sp, rep around, join
*rep dc, ch 1 rounds 6 times
*ch 3, hdc in each dc and ch 1 sp around, join
*rep hdc round 7 times
you can add or subtract the dc ch1 round to make it as long as you want. i find this is a perfect size to be convertible.
Ch 70, or as many as you started with plus 2
weave through 1st row. tie together with a matching bead knotted on
to make it a cowl, stretch it out to it’s full width and pull over your head.
for a headwarmer/headscarf, pull from the cowl position up over your ears with your hair out the back.
for a hat, pull the tie to cinch the top.
you can stripe it, or make it from variegated yarn.
you can use a different weight yarn, just adjust you hook size apporpriately and do the starting ch long enough to go around your head. i made a lovely lightweight one out of fingering weight alpaca, just chaining about 130 with an E hook, and made the dc ch1 mesh 4 inches long, and the hdc rows were 2 inches long each.