This is a pic of my daughter modeling a narrower version of the Miley Cowl.  I have fallen in love with this pattern.  It’s a keeper!  In the pictured version, I used two yarns from my stash – one is a cranberry colored cotton and acrylic blend that’s got a ‘crinkly’ appearance like cottontots.  I paired it with a strand of a acrylic and metallic blend in approximately DK size that was gifted to me by a friend in India.  My daughter and I both like the way it turned out.  Now, I must find just the right button or brooch to sew on the front of it.  Despite my daughter’s mismatched tee and the lack of a brooch, this is a very sophisticated piece.


The original pattern is a very modestly priced offering from Nicole and can be found on etsy here . The one pictured on etsy is the one I fell in love with.  In my email exchanges with Nicole, I mentioned that the size I had made my version would work perfectly as an earwarmer also.  Different yarn choices would be required, but the stitch pattern and size worked great for this alternate use.  Nicole agreed and promptly sent me some additional pictures, showing how flexible her pattern is.


I’ll be making more of these!  I’m excited to go through my stash to see what yarns I can pair.  Earwarmers for me, some for my daughter (to keep her ears warm as she walks cross campus), and cowls to give as gifts for several friends.  What are you going to make?

NOTE:  I’ve corrected the link to the Mily Cowl.  Here it is:


  1. katie says

    Hi, JD! I just wanted to say thank you for the book! I got it yesterday & it is so fabulous! There are so many awesome projects! I just love it! Thank you so much!

  2. Teddie Seeley says

    I looked at the pictures before I read what you had to say, and I have to agree with you, that the ear warmer needs something added to it, such as a button or brooch.
    Very nice indeed.
    (Lurker on crochetpartners)
    Thank you.

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