Today, I’m sharing another crocheted cowl scarf…except it’s toddler sized.
Eeep! Cute right?
Everything is cuter toddler sized.
Today’s project was actually not really planned. I have been working on planning out Natalie’s holiday dress (stay tuned for a 5&10 Designs sale coming up!) and was playing around with accessories to go with it. I decided to make a test cowl scarf, and take a few tutorial pics just in case and I am SO glad I did! It turned out super cute and Natalie loves it.
I was honestly worried that she would hate it and not keep it on, but she has even begged to wear it to bed a couple of times. When she saw it, glee leaked from her eyes and she asked, “Is it for Natty?”
You betcha girl. 🙂
The great thing about this pattern, is it is SUPER speedy. Like, whip it out in 15 minutes or less kind of speedy. If you are a true beginner…maybe an hour. Really…so fast!
MATERIALSsuper bulky yarn (size 6) – you only need maybe 30-40 yards? or 30-40 grams P hook/ 11.5 mm yarn needle
dc = double crochet
4 x 4 inch square = 6 dc x 4 rows
Fits ages 18-3. Add chain stitches if needed for larger heads. Please use discretion as the scarf could potentially become a strangulation hazard.
Foundation Row: Join last chain and first chain with a slip stitch.
Row 1: Chain 2. Dc in first chain. Dc around, crocheting the tail into the first row as you go. Slip stitch to top of chain 2. (28 stitches including chain 2)
Row 2 – 5: Repeat Row 1.
Row 6: Slip stitch around. (Keep it somewhat loose, so the shape of the cowl doesn’t change).
Tie off yarn. Cut from skein, leaving an 8 inch tail. Weave tail in with a yarn needle.
If you need more basic instruction, I offer some stitch tutorial links and a more explanatory tutorial/pattern for adult scarves HERE and HERE.
You can mix up this pattern and use a thinner worsted weight yarn to get a meshier, looser look. Just be sure to maintain the gauge or add stitches and rows if needed. I’m thinking of trying that out for Nat’s holiday dress. I have a feeling I may end up crocheting several scarves in different colors!
And…I’m thinking that won’t be a problem. Contrary to what my husband thinks, a girl can never have too many scarves…and shoes…and bags. Amirite? 😉 Especially when they are handmade.
For more crochet projects and patterns, check out my crochet gallery HERE.
Sources: Yarn – Bernat Softee Chunky in Grey Heather // jeggings – Walmart // denim shirt – Carter’s// yellow cardigan – H&M // boots – upcoming DIY.
Marnae Powell says
Love this! My girls love scarves–(in fact one of them wore my crocheted cowl to school today!)…but they are a little older: 5, 6 and 8 . I’m thinking of adding just a few to the chain stitch to make it a little larger, or do you think it would work as is?? Thanks for the adorable pattern
Thanks Marnae! I would add a few chain stitches. It fits my almost three year old perfectly, but doesn’t fit over my six year old’s head.
Courtney Kelley says
The cowl is adorable. Will definitely be whipping one up for my girl. But then I noticed her boots! My kiddos both have those boots, why have I never thought of that? Genius.
Thanks Courtney! I’ll be sharing more about the boots really soon. 😉
Love this! I actually used your tutorial for the cowl you made for yourself last year, and have altered it a bit to make scarves for my girls. They LOVE them and get compliments on them wherever they go!
Awesome! Thanks Jane! Don’t you love how flexible crocheting scarves can be?
Yes! Thank you for your ideas, you’re such an inspiration!
Thank you Jane!
Aww, it’s the cutest thing ever when little kids are all excited about something made for them. This is so simple and cozy! It would be perfect in a chenille yarn. =)
Hi, would chunky wool work for this?
It should. You can measure it as you go to make sure the chunky wool isn’t making it too large and then take away stitches if need be. It’s a really flexible pattern. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.
super, thank you. Can’t wait to get started! x
Hi there .,,,
Love this owl. I am a new Grandma and she is 14 months old now. I want to make this for her for next fall and so was wondering what the final measurements are. Length & width if you could please let me know. You may have mentioned it but I seem to be missing that information.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Congrats on being a new Grandma! The cowl is roughly 21 inches around and 6 inches tall. If you skip the last row of slip stitching it can stretch out wider. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any further questions. 🙂
Happy Monday !!
Thanks so much for letting me know. The largest hook I have on hand (can’t locate my larger one) is a size 10 so I need to make adjustments and not knowing the actual height and width. Thanks again and I love your blog. You do beautiful work.
Enjoy the rest of your day .. Sharon 🙂
Thank you Sharon! You are so kind! Happy Monday to you too. 🙂
I love the cowl I meant .. lol
ha ha. 😉
For a chain 28 and 6 rows. My “scarf” is way to small to fit around anyone’s neck. It looks like an over sized boot cuff. This is not big enough to fit around a head. Why is it so small ??
I love this pattern its very simple & it does go by fast. I just would like to know why it didn’t turn out big enough. I don’t have kids so I’m not sure how big their heads are but I honestly don’t see this fitting anyone.
It is pretty small, but so are little heads and necks. I can’t really see how small yours is, but the first thing I would check is your gauge. If your gauge is too tight, that would definitely make it too small. I hope that helps? Let me know if you have any other questions.
Heya, beautiful pattern! But I was wandering what the length of the scarf is before joined? I’m having such a hard time getting it right as I’m using a smaller hook.
Thank you !
Good question! It is about 20-21 inches long and 5-6 inches tall (depending on how much you stretch it, which can vary because this project is not being blocked). If you omit the slip stitching in row 6, it can probably stretch a little more. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hi. I love this cowl scarf! It’s so cute on your little girl. Would this be ok for a boy? If not, how can I modify it? I want to make one for my 2 1/2 yr old. Thanks!
Thanks Melissa! I think it would be fun for a boy! It’s a really basic stitch. Can’t go wrong there! If you need to make it a little bigger, simply lengthen your chain by a few stitches (it doesn’t take much) or you can simply just go up a hook size which will enlarge the scarf a bit as well.
I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.
Do you have a video available for the toddler cowl?
I don’t, but I will definitely consider making one! Thank you for asking. <3