Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: 18¼ (20, 21¼)” around, unstretched
The band in this cloche is created with a twisted double wrap stitch that I invented to help this 1920s- inspired cloche fit properly. The Folly Cloche is worked from the top down in stockinette stitch and finished off with a short- row-shaped brim.
A well-fitting cloche usually has a band that helps it sit snugly on the head, and I wanted to find an openwork stitch that would serve this purpose. The challenge was that open stitches normally make your gauge looser! I started to explore, twisting my needle all the way around, and realized that would tighten things up a bit.
BAND Round 5: Move asterisk over as follows:
Slip 2 sts purlwise, dropping wraps onto
the right-hand needle, *slip 4 sts onto a double-pointed
needle dropping extra wraps, etc.
After Increase Rnd for brim switch back to smaller needles.