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Mini cowls for littles

4 a.m. is a Good Time to Crochet, Right?!

I was up early the other morning, at 4:00 a.m., on a work day (ooh, it was a long day). I got busy with my crochet hook and a skein of Bernat’s Pop. I grabbed a skein? ball? cake? the other day, just to see what all the fuss was about. I had in mind to make a quick little cowl and I did. Here’s a picture and here’s the blog post about it: Sweet ‘n Sassy 1 Skein Cowl


Cowl created with Bernat Pop

A co-worker loved it so much, she asked me to make three for the girls in her life. I was thrilled to be asked.

Yarn Shopping in a Small Town

I didn’t use a Bernat Pop because they just didn’t have the colours we wanted for the girls’ mini cowls (ages 4 to 8 or 9, I think). I opted instead for what was available in the closest colours and hoped for the best. I can’t always find what I want in our town. I could go to the quite expense little yarn shop, but what I really needed was a nice acrylic or acrylic blend. These items were going to need to be durable and able to be washed by machine. I mean, let’s be practical. I could order online, but that takes time and takes away the spontaneity of the moment, too. I found what I needed at a local store and got busy later that night.

Multi-sized Pattern for Cowls

I used different shades of variegated yarn in Paton’s Decor brand. As for the pattern, I used a variation on Kirsten Holloway’s Sweet ‘n Sassy 1 Skein Cowl. I made sized small, about 20 inches around the neck. I think they turned out great, don’t you?

These were great fun to make, and did not take much time. I delighted in creating complementary flowers. I think I’ll do a whole post series on crocheted flowers. I just love them.

This is the kind of pattern that is very simple to make, but can also really show off a nice yarn for you. They turned out well, and I can’t wait to get a picture of the three girls on Christmas morning wearing their cowls. I’ll update this post when that happens.