GAUGE: 6½ dc = 4". Check gauge.
Cowl is worked in joined rnds. At the end of each rnd, join last st to first st with a sl st. If it is difficult to join the beg ch into a ring without twisting the ch, Rnd 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a rnd: Ch 42, dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc), dc in each ch across; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Proceed to Rnd 2. When weaving in ends, use the beg tail to sew the ends of first row together.
Ch 40; taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), dc in each ch around;
join with sl st in top of beg ch – 40 dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures 12" from beg.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave in ends.
Finished circumference 25", finished height 12"
beg = begin(ning), ch = chain, dc = double crochet, rep = repeat, rnd = round, sl st = slip stitch, st(s) = stitch(es)