Chapeau Marnier by Marnie MacLean
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Chapeau Marnier

June 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
185 yards (169 m)
Hat circumference: 17.25[20] inches
This pattern is available for free.

French version of the pattern can be found here

Pattern Description from “The cloches of the 1920s have always held a fascination for me and I think they adapt really well to knitting, with their tight fit and minimal or non-existent brim.

This cute little hat is really just a glorified beanie with a fun lace brim and a soft silk ribbon bow. Its knit with fingering weight yarn and meant to be worn when theres just a little chill in the air.

Because the lace pattern is so wide, it’s hard to get incremental size differences by changing the number of repeats, so instead, I’ve modified the lace (Barbara Walker’s Peri’s Parasols) pattern to have two additional stitches per repeat for the larger size. You can get even more sizes by changing the gauge; using either larger or smaller needles or a slightly different weight of yarn.

The fibers are two different merino and silk blends; one from Angora Cottage, the other is of unknown origin a gift from my brother. You can see the entire process of spinning these fibers by visiting this page.

The hats have two different loop formations for the ribbon. For the sake of brevity, I’ve only charted out the version for the darker handspun hat. You can get the green version from my site.“

Size: S/M (M/L) (shown in size S/M)

Finished Measurements:

  • Hat circumference: 17.25(20) inches
  • Circumference at lower edge: 21(23) inches
  • Length: 8.25 inches
  • Note: This hat is knit with negative ease. The smaller size fits my 21” head, which is a nearly 4” difference from the size of the hat unstretched. Keep that in mind when choosing your size.


  • Grey hat: 150(185)yd/137(169)m fingering weight handspun yarn Note: I recommend a plied yarn to avoid biasing.
  • Green hat: Louet Pearl Gem (Superwash merino; 185yd per 50g skein); color: Willow; 1 (1 skein)
  • 1 16-inch US #2/2.75mm circular needle
  • 1 set US #2/2.75mm double-point needles
  • 1 US #6/4mm needle (used for casting on only)
  • Stitch markers
  • Approx. 46 inches of 1.5-inch wide ribbon
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle and thread to match ribbon

Gauge: 25 sts/37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch