Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl Modifications

Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl by Heidi May

Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl is designed and written by Heidi May and I have heavily altered the pattern.

Have you ever been in a position that you’ve purchased a pattern (or even used a free one) and heavily altered the pattern and wanted to share your alterations with others? How do you go about doing this so that you don’t infringe on the designers original design? As a pattern designer I get asked this question a lot!

The only time I believe that someone should post a pattern is when they picked up a hook and some yarn and started hooking away writing out what they did as they went along. If you started working from someone’s pattern then you should only be posting the edits that you made while directly linking to the original pattern. Give credit where credit is due!

If you would like to purchase the Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl by Heidi May it listed for sale on Ravelry HERE. Below I’ve listed the modifications that I made to the pattern when working it up.

If you’re on a budget and cannot afford to buy the pattern there is a free pattern for my star spider hooded cowl available HERE. UPDATE: New pattern available, the Star Burst Crochet Hood.

Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl by Dearest Debi

Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl by Heidi May Modifications by Dearest Debi…

Pink Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl Modifications..

For the pink Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl I used Phentex Chunky & Red Heart Foxy Yarn-Light Pink with a US (M/N)/9.00mm hook and made the following modifications..

  • When working in ch, I worked in the back humps.
  • sc up method instead of ch up at beg of rnds.
  • forced all ribbing to the inside of the hood. (as shown below)
  • closed hood with sc.
  • sc around hood opening.
  • added a braided drawstring with added fun fur.
  • used fun fur when making the ears and around the bottom edge of the hood.

Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl by Dearest Debi

If you work with hdc in the round all your ribbing is worked on the inside, but if you start to turn your work in rows you will end up with the ribbing on both sides of your work. To work all the ribbing all to the inside of the hood you need to start working your hdc stitches on the right side of your work under the wrong side loop and front loop instead of under the front and back loops.

HDC Working in the wrong side loop

Cream Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl Modifications..

For the Cream Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl I used phentex chunky with a US (M/N)/9.00mm hook and made the following modifications..

  • When working in ch, I worked in the back humps.
  • sc up method instead of ch up at beg of rnds.
  • forced all ribbing to the inside of the hood.
  • closed hood with sc
  • sc around hood opening.
  • added a braided drawstring

I added a drawstring to both patterns because here in Canada our Canadian winters are VERY windy and cold and to me this cowl seemed like it would just blow off with no sort of draw string. My customer loved the added draw string.

Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl by Dearest Debi

If you’ve made a Crochet Baylie Bear Cowl, hook up your project!

~Happy Hooking~

Comments

  1. Pam says

    Thanks for the Info. Could be useful down the road. If I am ever lucky enough or inventive enough to create my own or alter anyone elses patterns.

  2. Charlene says

    Hi I am unable to get the free pattern you linked to , please advise how I can load it. (I already bought the other one and am looking for something different) thank you. Email: charlen5@aol.com

  3. says

    I just made this cowl too and added a draw string around the next plus I edged the cowl “face” and the bottom.

    I ran out of yarn on one (a grey and white “twined” yarn. So I used a #4 weight grey and a lighter weight black for the ears . . they looked adorable.

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