Happiness is snuggling under a blanket when its cold

Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights? – undisputedly – there’s comfort in being covered . I am an avid outdoor person, trekker , mountaineer and skier layering up is always something i am fond off and even if not , i like to snuggle in a cozy blanket

Coming back to the point , a good nights sleep is my secret dose to start my day afresh .. sleeping outdoor without sleeping bags has been a pain.. especially those cold nights .. when the bugs are buzzing around your ears.. or when you want be covered up just enough to be comfortable on a long haul flight .. I was short of things really functional to buy in store and decided to make my own hooded capelet from Ganga Blankie Yarn . Do read my blog on blanket yarn review when you get time .. might help u in your next yarn haul

I liked the idea of my own functional hooded capelet soo much – that I thought its best to design one and write the pattern down and I proudly name it the Hodophile Hooded Capelet

BLM013 – The shade i chose to work with

Hodophile Hooded Capelet

Materials: ( I used )

  • 8mm crochet hook
  • Ganga Blankie Yarn :Chennile Yarn
  • Color – Blm013
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

Notes:

  • Beginning Chain 2 counts as DC
  • The cape is worked first and then the hood is attached to the cape in the end

Abbreviations:

  • DC – Double Crochet
  • CH – Chain
  • Inc DC – Increase Double Crochet – 2 DC in the same stitch
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single Crochet

Gauge

  • 8 double crochet stitches x 4 rows = approximately 2 inches 

Yardage

  • 250 Meters

Pattern

Cape:

(work in rounds )

ch 47

R1: dc into 3rd chain from hook, 45dc across, Turn

R2: ch 2, *DC into next 4 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 36 DC , 9 Inc , Total 54 Stiches

R3: ch 2, *DC into next 5 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 45 DC , 9 Inc , Total 63 Stiches

R4: ch 2, *DC into next 6 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 54 DC , 9 Inc , Total 72 Stiches

R5: ch 2, *DC into next 7 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 63 DC , 9 Inc , Total 81 Stiches

R6: ch 2, *DC into next 8 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 72 DC , 9 Inc , Total 90 Stiches

R7: ch 2, *DC into next 9 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 81 DC , 9 Inc , Total 99 Stiches

R8: ch 2, *DC into next 10 stiches , Inc DC* 9times, Turn –> 90 DC , 9 Inc , Total 108 Stiches

R9: ch 2, *DC into next 11 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 99 DC , 9 Inc , Total 117 Stiches

R10: ch 2, *DC into next 12 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 108 DC , 9 Inc , Total 126 Stiches

R11: ch 2, *DC into next 13 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times, Turn –> 117 DC , 9 Inc , Total 135 Stiches

R12: ch 2, *DC into next 14 stiches , Inc DC* 9 times –> 126 DC , 9 Inc , Total 144 Stiches

End of Cape

Hood Set Up

Work SC around the Neck of the cape skipping 6 stiches in the end, Turn – Total 39 Stitches

Hood

Hood: ( work in rows )

R1: Ch2, DC till the end of SC 39 times, Turn

R3 to R12: same as R1

Joining

Fold the hood in half and seam the top with sc or sl on the right side . Dont forget to weave in the ends

Blocking of chenille yarn is not really required , You can block it all right, but it’s 100% acrylic, it won’t do much effect

Wash and Care – Like any knitwear use gentle conditioner to wash; in gentle cycle in washing machine

And your hodophile hooded capelet is ready to wear

Don’t forget to tag @naughty_knotz and use #hoodedcapelet

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