Matilda & Tillie by MK Carroll

Matilda & Tillie

October 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (18", 20", 22", 24", 26", 27"/46, 51, 56, 61, 66, 68.5 cm)
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Hats for chilly seasons, these close-fitting wool cloche hats are designed to keep out cold and blustery winds. The heather mohair blend yarn enhances the vintage style; the crown and brim colors look subtly different depending on the angle and the light. Tiny flecks of many colors make these wearable with just about any color in your wardrobe. These hats travel well, easily stuffed into a coat pocket or a bag, and can be dressed up easily with pins, brooches, and other decorations. The crown is knit from the top down, ending right above the ears. The brim is worked separately as a long bias strip with increases and decreases to shape it as you go and is sewn to the crown. A simple knit i-cord or crocheted cord trims the hat and covers the seam. Matilda has a plain brim; Tillie has a shaped brim with a knit-in hem, which can be worn with the narrowed edge at the back (allowing for jacket and coat collars) or at the side for retro flair. Tips on adjusting the pattern for a personal fit are included. This pattern was designed with the specific properties of Peace Fleece in mind; a list of potential substitutes is included in the pattern.

Got questions? Check out the Matilda & Tillie Knitalong. Errata also listed there.

Add to Abbreviations: yf = yarn forward/over. This is an increase stitch, bringing the yarn over the working needle from back to front.

Corrections to the Tillie brim instructions:
begin decreases
Row 4 should begin: sl1, p2, sl marker, inc 1
begin increases:
Row 2 should begin: sl 1, p2, sl marker

Rows 26-33 (30-39, 34-45) should read:
repeat rows 24 and 25 (28 and 29, 32 and 33) note that the chart is correct; the written instructions were incorrect

For Tillie size X-SMALL (SMALL), row 34 should read:
repeat row 24

Corrections to the Matilda and Tillie brim instructions:
row count for both brims should be
Total brim rows: 132 (156, 168, 180, 192, 204)

Not an error, but but an omission:
Closing the gap at the top of the crown:
The cast-on will leave a small hole at the top. After knitting the crown, thread the tail of the cast-on through the cast-on stitches and pull tight to close the hole. Weave in the end.

The Ravelry pattern library listing has been updated with the latest corrected pages for downloading. As of February 01, 2009, the most current version of the pattern is titled matildatillieknitclochev2.2.pdf.