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Button Box Cloche

Knitting
October 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
child, adult S/M, adult M/L
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Have an overabundance of spare buttons in your button box? Love vintage style hats? Showcase your beautiful buttons with the Button Box Cloche, a vintage style embellished hat worked in two versions. The Red Version has a long and wide brim that flips outwards and is embellished with a colorful mix of buttons. The Purple Version has a short flared brim and is embellished with a mohair flower, hatband, and a few buttons. Worked in the round from the top down, these hats can be tried on as they are knit to adjust the length if necessary.

Skills Needed:
working in the round
kfb
m1

Notions Required:
Both Versions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends, stitch marker, sewing thread to match yarn, sewing needle

Red Version: 40 assorted buttons (six ¾” - 1”, nine ½” -
5/8”, twenty-five ¼” – 3/8”); tear away fabric stabilizer

Purple Version: four 3/8” buttons, one 5/8” button