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.