Crochet yourself a beautiful Hexi Cowl by guest designer Tahryn from @burgundyandblush.
Tahryn has put together this single loop cowl scarf which is made up of alternating full hexagons, with a border of stitches increasing in height to fill in the gaps. Pick your favourite colours and the cosiest yarn you can find for a great autumn/winter project!
Find the FREE pattern for the Crochet Hexi Cowl below along with an assisting video tutorial to help with making your Hexagons should you need it.
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Materials and Tool needed
- Yarn: 3 colours of Aran weight yarn, no more than 100g of each (Paintbox Simply Aran or MillaMia Naturally soft Aran would work great)
- Hook: 5.5mm
- Darning Needle
Beginner friendly with little reliance on tension and commonly used stitches you can find lots of tutorials for.
Tension isn’t essential to meet tension for this project, though each hexagon should have sides of around 2” in length.
Stitches and abbreviations
Written in UK terms.
Slip Stitch(s): sl st: Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through
Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.
Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Double Treble(s): dtr(s): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
how to crochet a hexagon
If you’ve never crocheted a hexagon you might want to try a sample before getting stuck into this patten. Click Here to learn how to crochet a hexagon.
assisting video tutorial
Hexi Cowl Pattern
To start Ch90, tr in 3rd st from the hook.
Hexagons – make 6 in each colour (if using three colours), 18 hexagons in total.
Row 1 – ch4, sl st into the first ch to form a loop. ch3, then working in the loop formed by the ch4, work 1tr. Repeat the following *ch2, 2tr* 5x. ch2 and sl st into the top of the first ch3.
Row 2 – ch3, tr into the next stitch. tr, ch2, tr into the ch2 space. Repeat the following *tr in the next 2. tr, ch2, tr in the ch2 space* 5x. tr in the next stitch. Sl st into the first tr of the row.
Row 3 – ch3, tr into the next 2 stitches. tr, ch2, tr into the ch2 space. Repeat the following *tr in the next 4. tr, ch2, tr in the ch2 space* 5x. tr in the next stitch. Sl st into the first tr of the row.
Close off and weave in ends.
Join 9 hexagons together in a straight line using an invisible seaming method in your pattern order of preference. Join the first hexagon to the last to make a loop.
Arrange the remaining hexagons in the coordinating order. I prefer to join these in a row as per the previous step then join the two rows together, though you can add each hexagon as you go if you prefer. Use the same method to join.
Working in the top row of hexagons, choose the right colour yarn to maintain the colour pattern and join to the tr at the top of one of your hexagons. Over the following stitches,
work 1 sl st , htr, tr, tr, dtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, htr, sl st, sl st, sl st.
This should have levelled out the space between your two hexagons. Continue with your colour scheme across every gap around, working
*3 sl st, htr, 2tr, 3dtr, 2tr, htr, 3 sl st*.
After completing that row, change to a colour of your choice. ch3, work 1tr in every stitch around. You may wish to crochet over your ends from the previous row at this stage.
Repeat this step with a second colour.
Carry out the same steps on the bottom half of the cowl, and weave in ends to finish!