I wanted to make some summery crochet cowls for friend's birthdays and, really not like me at all, choose not to follow a pattern. Madness for me. Well, I sort of did follow a pattern - this pretty poncho by Nicki Trench - but joined in the round and worked until the balls of wool were finished.
I used dmc natura just cotton for both cowls, the first one in turquoise. I really did wind it around my neck to check sizing, but at the join of the foundation chain stage. And then I suppose all those clusters changed that size and interestingly I didn't think to check again until the cowl was done. It was then that I discovered that it didn't wrap around twice but sort of hung like a wide crochet necklace. I have decided that this is a rather trendy way to wear a cowl this season and that this was the way it was always meant to be.
Though for the second cowl I increased those foundation chains. And checked a few rounds in.
Happily this one did wrap. This one was crocheted in the colour amaranto. And aside from some length issues they are the summery cowls I imagined at the start!
Do hope you had happy birthdays Kate and Bea!