Free Pattern Friday! Hooded Cowl

Hi everybody!
With Halloween coming I couldn’t resist the urge to make something costume related, so while this isn’t a plush I hope you all might still enjoy it! It’s a cozy hooded cowl dressed up either like a dragon or a unicorn. Paired with a warm coat or a fuzzy sweater I think it would be the perfect thing to keep you cozy and cute while trick-or-treating.

It includes sizes from baby up to large adult so everyone in the family can have one! And if you’re not into the hooded cowl look, you can use the dragon or unicorn parts for a hoodie or scoodie or anything else with a hood! It’s hard not to love the look of those dragon spikes or the big blooming flowers around the unicorn horn.

The cowl on its own is pretty simple and would be great for someone new to sewing that hasn’t made a lot of clothes yet. It’s also a good way to practice sewing buttonholes. All of the dragon and unicorn details give it a little extra time and difficulty, so I rated it a 3/10.

I hope it might help some of you with your autumn sewing!

29 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Hooded Cowl”

  1. Oh my gosh! This is just too cute! My granddaughter would love this. Now to get fabric AND my machine back from the repair guy. LOL

    Thank you so much

  2. How big does one have to be….in order to not be a baby? There is an adorable 2 year old that I’d like to make this for.

    1. Yeah, 2 years old is definitely an in-between kind of size, haha 🙂 According to my measurements it’s at the very low end of the child size — but it would give the recipient room to grow!

  3. You are so generous with your patterns and so dang talented and creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I made a unicorn cowl the same day you released the pattern and it is my new favorite thing to wear! I do have a question however, how do I tell what size each different size comes out in? I didn’t see anything in the pattern about sizes but maybe I just overlooked it?

    1. I’m so glad you like it! You’re right that the pattern doesn’t mention finished measurements — I don’t know if there’s a standard way to measure hoods? Perhaps because they drape around people’s heads differently depending on head size. But anyway, I can say how long they measure from the top of the hood down to the bottom edge of the cowl at least:
      Baby 14¼”
      Child 17¼”
      Tween 20½”
      Teen/adult small 23½”
      Adult large 26½”
      I hope that helps!

      1. Thanks so much! It’s very helpful and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to answer my question 🙂

  5. So cute! I wonder if I could make a red panda one just by using the right colors & taking off the embellishments? My sisters-in-law loves red pandas & would get a huge kick out of something like that for Halloween!

    1. Yeah, I think so! As long as some part of it has a thick and/or fluffy fabric it should work okay 🙂 In my tests, thin fabric always came out looking really limp and just flopped over the wearer’s head, haha.

  6. I made this one, adapted to be a dinosaur in stead of a dragon, for my little girl for this year’s October dress-ups.

    She loves it. I cannot express my thanks enough for sharing your patterns with us like this. Thank you!

  7. I made a dragon hood for my daughter out of a rainbow-tie-dye-on-black fleece and some neon green fleece for the horns/spikes. It is SO CUTE and she adores it. I lined it with the same fleece, fuzzy side in, so it is extra warm – a good thing in the northern US state where we live! I even had enough scrap left over to freehand a pair of tie-dye mittens with neon green claws and mini spikes at the wrist to match the hood. The pattern is easy and quick and just super cute! We may be making another one for her best friend for Xmas. 🙂 Thanks for making this pattern free!

  8. I am amazed at how beautiful your creations are. Thank you so very much for making them available to us. Thank you!

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