Bell-shaped cloche hats are classic, feminine, and a great way to keep your ears protected on windy days. Here, a double strand of thick yarn creates a sturdy fabric that keeps its shape. Accent your cloche with a vintage brooch, fabulous button, or make the felt flower shown here. Be sure to use a yarn that gives a sturdy fabric at the recommended gauge, to keep the brim of the hat from drooping.
4” = 13 sts and 22 rounds in Double Moss Stitch with doubled strand of yarn
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 14-18 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch with a single strand of yarn
child small(adult extra small, adult medium, adult extra large)
Circumference: 17.25”(19.75”, 22.25”, 24.5”)
150(180, 210, 240) yards aran weight yarn
US 9/5.5mm 16” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US95.5 mm set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
scrap of felt 4” by 10” or 7” by 7”
one 0.75”-1.5” button
sewing needle and thread
Hat shown in pink is knit in Alpenglow Groovy Goat, which is a hand-dyed version of Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair.
Hat shown in blue is knit in Cascade Yarns Jewel Hand Dyed.