Jessica Cap & Cowl

©2017 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude®



Skill Level

Finished Measurements – Sizes
One size fits most

Cap: 22” circumference x 8” tall (without pompom)
Cowl: 22″ in circumference x 5.5” tall


Yarn (note: this yarn is no longer available – use any worsted weight yarn as a substitute)
Kristin Omdahl Be So Brave 100% pure American Merino Wool (120 yds – 109m – 2 oz – 56g) per hank

• 2 – Cape Cod Bay (CA)
• 1 – Plymouth Rock (CB)
• 1 – Picket Fence (CC)

Furry pompom in coordinating color
Learn to make your own furry pompom – click here: Furry Pompom Tutorial

Crochet Hook
• US I-9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Yarn needle to weave in ends

16 stitches x 8 rows = 4″ in hdc in the back loop

approx = approximately
bpdc = back post double crochet
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
patt = pattern
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
RS = Right Side
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
WS = Wrong Side

Cap Instructions

Pattern Notes
First you will make the crown of the hat working back and forth, you’ll then seam the piece into a tube, then cinch one end of tube to create hat.

Then you’ll go back and work around the edge of the hat to make the striped brim


With CA
Row 1: Ch 33, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across, turn (32 hdc)

Rows 2-44: Ch 1, hdc in back loop of ea st across, turn

Fasten off leaving a very long tail


Line up short ends of rectangle and whipstitch together using the long tail – do not fasten off, continue around edge of project and weave in and out of the end st of each row. Cinch tightly to close hole (or not all the way if you want a messy bun hat). Secure with a knot. Fasten off, weave in all ends.


With CA
Turn hat over and with the wrong side facing you, join with a sl st in the end of any row of the crown.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in the end sts of the crown, sc 44 evenly around, join with a sl st to top of beg sc, (44 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in ea st around, sl st to top of beg hdc, fasten off (44 hdc)

With CC
Rnd 3: Join with a hdc to any st, fpdc around next st, *hdc, fpdc, repeat from * around sl st to top of beg hdc, fasten off (33 hdc, 33 fpdc)

With CB
Rnd 4: Join with a hdc to the top of any fpdc, fpdc around next hdc, *hdc into top of next fpdc, fpdc around next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beg hdc, fasten off

Rnds 5-7: Repeat Rnd 4 changing colors in order established

Fringe Benefits

With CA
Rnd 8: Attach with a sc to any hdc of the previous rnd. Sc in each hdc around (skipping all the fpdc as you go). Sl st to first sc, fasten off
Weave in ends

Attach pompom

Securely attach pompom to top of cap.

Learn to make your own furry pompom – click here: Furry Pompom Tutorial

For the Cowl instructions click here: Jessica Cowl

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