The Imperfect Cloche Hat by Peggy Clements

The Imperfect Cloche Hat

July 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
US 11 - 8.0 mm
This pattern is available for free.

I bought this hat at a thrift store years ago and have always loved it. It had this tag in it.

I decided to write up the pattern and offer it out there in case anyone wanted to try it. It’s super simple.

It’s not the most perfectly made piece (her increases are a little sloppy, did I just say that out loud?)
but some sweet woman named Rose Schwartz took the time to make it and add her adorable little label to it.

It’s so cute!

(Here’s a sweet little factoid… Cloche in French means bell.)

One of my many personas is as a photographer.
I was going through some fashion shots I did for a model from Elite Model Management in Chicago and there was Rose’s hat.

The hardest part about making this hat is using the Double Pointed Needles if you haven’t yet. Look on youtube for instructions on how to use DPN’s.

You could probably whip this up during one episode of your favorite show!