Nola Cloche by Hilary Smith Callis

Nola Cloche

October 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles & heavier weight yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 - 170 yards (110 - 155 m)
18 (20, 22)”/ 45.5 (51, 56) cm circumference, to fit heads 20 (22, 24)”/ 51 (56, 61) cm around.
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Nola, Latin for bell, is a simple cloche that can be worked in a single skein of either bulky (hot pink) or worsted weight (grey) yarn. In fact, adjusting this pattern is so easy that you could really work it in any weight of yarn that you’d like. Nola features a simple but striking twist formed with one cable row, and a rolled brim that is easily adjusted to change the length of the hat. Spiral decreases finish the top of the crown. Wear this pretty cloche as is, or dress it up with a brooch. And if you’re really feeling fun, turn that twist to the front and wear it as a turban.

For a miniaturized version of this hat, check out Nola Petite, sized to fit little ones. Purchase both patterns together and receive one of them at 50% off!

A photo tutorial is included for an (optional) Provisional Cast On, as well as detailed instructions for grafting with Kitchener Stitch.

Specific yardage requirements are:
120 (135, 150) yds/ 110 (125, 135) m of bulky weight yarn
140 (155, 170) yds/ 130 (140, 155) m of worsted weight yarn

Bulky version - 15 sts & 23 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette St
Worsted version - 19 sts & 24 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette St

More notes on sizing:
The rolled brim is adjustable, and the hat measures 4.5 (5, 5.5)”/ 11.5 (12.5, 14) cm from brim to top.
Samples shown in size 20”/ 51 cm with 2”/ 5cm of negative ease.

Please come ask questions and share either progress or FO photos in The Yarniad’s Symposium group Nola thread!