New Pattern: The Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf

When designing this pattern, I knew what I wanted in its fashionable stylishness and the functional versatility of the garment. The criteria had to meet 1) A wimple hood which would also cover the neck and shoulders in a shawl-like fashion;  and 2) A bandanna cowl/scarf that did not need to be tied.

With that criteria in mind and searching for visual inspiration, I hit the internet running!


When I ran across the beautiful Katharine Hepburn photo of her donning her Wimple Hood in the movie “The Lion in Winter”, I knew I had found my inspiration for this now modern rustic medieval garment.

I really needed to study the history and definition of the wimple. Linked to the photo above there is an interesting publication about the original medieval garment at the Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, along with a “review” of the accuracy of the costume design of Ms. Hepburn’s wimple hood. Finding the article to be a most interesting and an educational read, I thought I would share the link with you! It is not a very long article, but very accurate in the reasoning behind the medieval garment’s design and history. While the article does indicate that the costume designer’s of Ms. Hepburn’s wimple, got it half-right or “almost” – it is THE inspiration for the crochet pattern garment I have designed.

 I would now like to introduce you to the Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf and show you how the pattern has met all of the elemental criteria I was aiming for.

Don’t lose it, add it to your Favorites and Queue it on Ravelry here!

The wimple hood

1wimplecowl4  Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Sarf

The neck and shoulder coverage of a cowl, scarf and shawl

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The modern rustic look of the ever popular cowl bandanna scarf

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The pattern is written in standard US terms and offers average women’s sizing of S/M (approx. size range of 6-10) and L/XL (approx. size range of 12-16). The suggested yarn is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, using approximately a skein and a half. I used a Sick ‘Lil Monkeys bubble hook, size K, which tends to give me a loose tension; however, most of my testers had to go up a hook size or two to meet the gauge listed in the pattern. So it would be handy to have an L, M or N, just in case you are unable to meet gauge with a size K.

 You can purchase a copy of my Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf  crochet pattern on Ravelry. The pattern is listed at the sale price of $3.99 for one week (sale expires 11/9/14, regular price $5.50)

Happy Crocheting!



About thehookedhaberdasher

I was blessed with two dear Grandmothers who were wonderfully gifted and loved all the arts of handcrafting. At their knee, a wee little blonde girl learned the fine art of crochet under their wise and talented tutelage. Now that little girl has grown up and enjoys a lifestyle that affords me the time to put hooks, yummy yarns and fibers back into my hands, returning to the joy and fun of the art of handcrafted crochet. I am awed by the talent and creative patterns of modern new designers, but still enjoy the beauty of vintage patterns as well. My mind and hands are never idle, designing and handcrafting stylishly beautiful, practical, cozy, comfy, sweet and cute wearables and loveables for old and young alike. As a very detail oriented artist, I design and crochet with love, embracing the virtues bequested to me by those two beautiful Grandmothers.

Posted on October 31, 2014, in on sale, PATTERNS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. That cowl/hood/scarf is the most lovely item I have seen to date…is this pattern for a beginner?

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  2. Sanderella's Crochet

    Very pretty and enjoyed your post! 🙂

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