So Wyoming wind is quite terrible here. It can get well past -20 with wind chill at night…hell sometimes during the day. And with the bf working a delivery job out in the wind, he asked me to make him something to help stave off wind burn 😛 I figured a nice stretchy cowl was in order! (after several failed sizing attempts with balaclavas..urgh)
I look like a ninja! hehe. I used linked treble crochet to make it quickly but at the same time thick and less hole-y.
Hehehe! he looks like a looter from dead rising 2. 😛
WW Yarn-I used good ol red heart again. Maybe half a skein, though I’m pretty sure not even that much.
Foundation double Crochet-good tutorial here: http://www.crochetme.com/glossary/foundation-double-crochet-fdc.aspx
Front Post/Back Post Double Crochet
Linked treble crochet-good tutorial here: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-crochet-linked-treble-stitch-233299/
Working in foundation double crochet, do 45 foundation double crochet. (first ch 3 of foundation double crochet counts as first dc) Join to top of first double crochet.
Round 1: Ch 1, fpdc around first dc, bpdc around next. Repeat this around. Join to ch 1. 45 sts
Round 2: Ch 3, yo & insert hook into 2nd ch, pull up a loop, yo & insert into 3rd ch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook into first dc, yo & pull up a loop, finish as normal treble crochet. This starts off your round of linked treble crochet stitches. Work rest of round in linked treble crochet. Join to top of ch 3. 45 sts.
Repeat round 2 seven more times.
Next row: Ch 2, hdc around in the back loops only. Join to top of first hdc.
You’re now going to break your yarn, leaving a nice long tail to sew. There will be gaps in between where you joined the linked treble crochet rounds down to the post stitch ribbing. Thread your yarn tail onto a sewing needle and stitch sides together. I stitch similar to a mattress stitch, so I can have a reversible cowl.
See? Gaps. Bad for blocking wind.
After sewing up the gaps. Much better!
Either side can be the right side. If you like the looks of the dashes from the linked trebles, use that, or the other side is completely smooth. Your choice!
Weave in ends. Show off your ninja skills.