Folly Cloche by Laura Nelkin

Folly Cloche

September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round on smaller needle, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
145 - 185 yards (133 - 169 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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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.