Dorothy Cloche by Annika Barranti

Dorothy Cloche

April 2013
Malabrigo Yarns Rios
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
210 - 420 yards (192 - 384 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child/Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large)
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Knitted from the brim up, Dorothy is the second in a series of 1920s-inspired cloches, following Ginger. Dorothy starts with a garter brim and decorative portrait frame created with short rows. Using two gorgeous shades of Malabrigo Rios (or your favorite worsted weight hand dyed yarn) this is a challenging but fun knit!

baby [toddler, child/tween, teen/adult small, adult large]

16.75 [18.25, 19.75, 21.3, 22.85] inches

21 sts and 28 rnds equal 4 inches in stockinette stitch
with larger needles

Malabrigo Yarns Rios (100% Merino, 210 yards/100 grams)
Color A—1 skein Coco, Color B—1 skein Glazed Carrot

NEEDLES US #5, 16-inch circular and set of 5 DPNs
US #3 16-inch circular
Or needle size to obtain gauge

8 stitch markers (1 distinct for end of round)
tapestry needle to weave in ends large
decorative button or brooch (optional)

Choose a size that is as close to your actual head circumference as possible. Dorothy works best with no ease to a small amount of positive ease. Shown in Adult Large on a 22.5-inch head.

Although the brim begins with a larger number of cast-on stitches, it does not have much of a flare to it because of the smaller gauge. For more flare, try casting on (and decreasing) more stitches.

Knitting in the round, short rows, decreasing.

Photos by RubySubmarine, technical editing by Joeli