I recently released free crochet patterns for the Haileyville Hat & Cowl! I’ve put together a two-part video tutorial for you so that you can get some instruction on the techniques used in the pattern!
Part one will show you how to make the ribbed band for the bottom of the hat. If you’re only making the cowl, there’s help for you in Part 2.
Part 2 will show you how to start the body of the hat. You’ll see how to stitch into the side of the ribbed band, how to deal with the odd configuration of the half-double crochet stitch, and how to work the decreases when you get to the crown of the hat.
If you are only making the cowl, you may find it helpful to watch part 2, starting at about 5:30 in the video. This will show you how to get your stitches and chain spaces in the correct spots.
Please be sure to leave comments or shoot me an email if you have further questions!