petoche by cecilia flori


September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 - 191 yards (155 - 175 m)
small-medium - medium-large
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Inspired again by the world of millinery this slightly asymmetrical cloche features a bottom-up construction and a simplified method to produce strategic double layered fabric. The welts are placed along two slanted elliptical orbits giving both shape and structure to the hat: in the lower edge the double layer of the welt ensures the necessary stiffness to the brim while the diagonal welt adds stability to the body.
Each section of body and crown as well as each welt is subtly shaped with short rows.
The overall vintage look of this hat is suitable for both short and long hair, and with a soft and light yarn like the chosen one (unfortunately discontinued but easily replaceable) it guarantees excellent comfort.

single ply worsted/aran yarn

used for the sample:
The Uncommon Thread Merino Worsted (219m / 100 grams)

4mm/US6 40 cm circulars
for the crown: same measure dpns or longer circular if using magic loop

10 cm ≈ 18sts x 26rows in st st

3 stitch markers - tapestry needle

small/medium - to fit size: 52-54 cm / 20.5-21.25 inches - finished size: 48 cm / 19 inches
medium/large - to fit size: 56-58 cm / 22-23 inches - finished size: 52 cm - 20.5 inches

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