I had no idea when I was making this (originally to be just a cowl) that this could be worn different ways. It's written for adult size but by decreasing the foundation chain, you could make it for a child. (Just make sure you start with an odd number of chains.)
If you make this, please feel free to email me at hiphipcrochet(at)gmail.com with pictures of your finished creations. I'll post them on this page!
Now, to make this you will need:
• one skein each of Crafter's Secret in Brisbane Brown and Samoan Sand (or any worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choice)
• Size I crochet hook
• Yarn needle
• Ch = Chain
• HDC = Half Double Crochet
• DC = Double Crochet
• Sk = Skip
• St = Stitch
• Sp = Space
With the Brisbane Brown, ch 197.
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Sk 1st st, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st*. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: dc in the skipped hdc directly below the first ch sp, *ch 1, dc in the next skipped hdc*. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4-7: repeat row 3 except now you will be working in DCs instead of HDCs. Fasten offat the end of row 7. Join Samoan Sand, ch 3, turn.
Rows 8-14: repeat row 3. At the end of row 14, fasten off. Join Brisbane Brown, ch 3.
Rows 15-21: repeat row 3. At the end of row 21, ch 1, turn.
Row 22: hdc in each dc below the ch sp across. Fasten off leaving approximately a 12 inch tail. Weave in all other tails. With the yarn needle and long tail, stitch the two short ends together. Weave in tail.
Here's a close up of the detail: