Ab-so-lute-ly Cloche Hat by Elizabeth Felgate

Ab-so-lute-ly Cloche Hat

March 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 10 - 6.0 mm
109 - 142 yards (100 - 130 m)
age approx 8 - woman's small, woman's medium, woman's large
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A top down cloche, ab-so-lute-ly spiffing for putting on the ritz, this is very quick to make in chunky yarn.

This pattern is available on its own and is also included as one of three sample patterns in The Design your own Dream Hat ebook/Knotions Hatstar.


Age/size bands are for guidance only: choose a size approx. 2-5 cm (1-2 in) less than your actual head circumference for a snug fit. Patterns contains further information on length and adjusting for length.

Finished hat circumference above the brim

Age approx. 8 -adult small: 48cm/19in circ.
Adult medium: 52cm/20½in circ.
Adult Large: 56 cm/22in circ.

Note that the brim has some positive ease.

Skills required
Knitting in the round
Increasing and decreasing

Tapestry needle to weave in yarns
6 Stitch markers to mark increases
A button (optional)

Yarn & yardage
Chunky weight yarn. I used Rowan Cocoon 80% merino, 20% mohair, one skein each in Kiwi (green, MC) and Clay (beige CC).

Age 8-adult small: 100m/110yds (50m/55yds of each colour)
Adult medium: 120m/130yds (60m/65yds of each colour)
Adult large: 130m/140yds (65m/70yds of each colour)

Always allow some extra yarn. If you change the suggested yarn or use yarns of different weights you may need to allow greater yardage.

Pattern contains
full written instructions and a chart for the brim decreases.
Links to tutorials for cast on method
link to tutorial for concept of knit-on brim/border