Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 28 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across. Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 50 in. (127 cm) from beg. Fasten off.
Fold piece in half lengthwise, bringing first row to meet last row. The folded piece should measure about 22 x 25 in. (56 x 63.5 cm). Beg at a corner and following diagram, sl st side edges together for 13 in. (33 cm), leaving 12 in. (30.5 cm) open for neck. Do not fasten off, but continue on for cowl neck as follows:
Rnd 1 (Right Side): Continuing with same strand of yarn, ch 2, work 30 hdc evenly spaced around neck opening; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep Rnd 2 until cowl measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm).
Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Weave in ends.