Da Boss free crochet pattern for a colourful striped cowl

This free crochet pattern for a colourful striped cowl is the perfect project to whip up this winter season. You can easily customize it to suit your wardrobe and include all your favorite colours, or use the same colours I did and let them do all the work.

You’ll find the matching hat here.

Alternatively, you can purchase the set in my pattern shops. The new PDF includes the old, 4-colour version of the hat pattern.

Da Boss Cowl

Balls of yarn laying next to a crochet cowl and crochet hook

Da Boss set (c) ACCROchet


Hobbii – Portobello 60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool

50 g (131 yds/120 m)

2 balls main colour + 1 ball each of 4 colours

Used here: A-70 (Purple Rain), B-79 (Open Sea), C-116 (Hunter Green), D-43 (Bordeaux), and E-56 (Antique Rose)


5 mm and 5.5 mm


Yarn needle, stitch markers


With 5.5 mm hook, 13 sts and 13 rounds = 4 in (10 cm)

To check your gauge

Work in pattern until it is possible to measure work against information above. Adjust hook accordingly.

Available sizes

To fit head circumference with 2.75 in (7 cm) positive ease around

Toddler: 16 in-18 in (41 cm-46 cm)

Child: 18 in-20 in (46 cm-51 cm)

Tween: 20 in-22 in (51 cm-56 cm)

Adult small: 21 in-23 in (53 cm-59 cm)

Adult large: 22 in-24 in (56 cm-61 cm)

Stitch guide

BLO… back loop only

ch… chain

dc… double crochet

RS… right side

sc… single crochet

sl st… slip stitch

st… stitch


Border is worked first in rows and sewn together at short ends.

Stitches are picked up in row ends to work the hat/cowl in turned rounds.

Change colours every 2 rounds, as you sl st. I prefer to cut the yarn at each change, but you can decide to float them inside.

Cowl circumference is approximately 2.75 in (7 cm) more than that of the hat. 



With A and 5 mm hook, ch 6.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 5 sts 

Row 2. Ch 1, sc in first st, sc-BLO in next 3, sc in last.

Rows 3-68 (74, 80, 84, 86). Repeat Row 2.

After last row, sew short ends together with wrong side facing.  Fasten off.


With 5.5 mm hook

Optional (see Felted Button for complete tutorial): Working in row ends, join B at seam and loosely sl st in each row end around, sl st to first sl st. Do not fasten off. — (68, 74, 80, 84, 86) sts

Round 1 (RS). Ch 1, *sc in first st, dc in next, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc, turn.

Round 2. Ch 1, *sc in first st, dc in next, repeat from * around, change to next colour as you sl st in first sc, turn.

Rounds 3-22 (24, 26, 26, 30). Repeat Rounds 1-2. For my own cowl, I just kept working in rounds until I ran out of yarn!

After last round, fasten off and weave ends in.

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xo Julie