Monday, October 29, 2012

Hooded Cowl

It’s starting to get a little colder here in Connecticut and with the impending doom of Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to make something "frankenstorm" appropriate. The other day I was digging through my fabric pile and found some gray fleece I had bought out of the remnant pile at Joann’s. I wanted to make a cowl this year for the cool weather, and decided there was no better time than now. Granted, it honestly isn't that cold out - we're more concerned about flooding since we live about a mile from the shore, as well as gale force winds. Luckily for us, we are somehow not it the flood zone. Work is cancelled for Joe (and the rest of the state), but as a nurse I'll be tackling Sandy later to relieve my coworkers at the hospital. No worries, Keep Calm and Sew On.

Hooded Cowl

What you will need:
  • ½ - ¾ Yard Fleece or other warm fabric (I held the fabric over my head to see how "tall" I needed it to cover my head while still covering my neck... and how long I wanted it to hang. And trimmed accordingly.)
  • The Usual Suspects: thread, sewing maching, pins, scissors

Step 1: With wrong side up, fold and pin edges of long side in and sew.

Step 2: Lay fabric right side up and fold in half the “hamburger” way. Sew the raw edges together.

Step 3: With wrong side out, pin and sew at an angle as shown in photo: 30degree angle from side, approximately 6-10" down side. This will create the hood and keep cowl from sliding off head when pulled up.

Step 4: Put it on!! Here’s how:

back (seam)
bottom  top

Stuck in the cold without a hat? no problem! Super cozy, and frankly, it's darn good lookin'.

Happy Hurricaning, Folks!


  1. Hi, Crafty RN

    I just love this project. I am going to try this out. I found your lovely blog from DIY project link party. Enjoyed looking around your lovely blog, but didn't know how I could follow you. Love to follow. Tks. Would love for you to stop by

    Have a great weekend.

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