Sherwood Forest Cloche by Bridget Pupillo

Sherwood Forest Cloche

February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
346 yards (316 m)
Adult Small, Adult Large
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Sherwood is a vintage cloche style hat with a unique reversible brim. An updated take on the “Robin Hood” hat so popular in the 1930s, Sherwood has Celtic flair and a vintage feel. The cabled band is knit separately using a provisional cast on, then grafted into a double-sided brim. Stitches are picked up along the brim and knit with basic decreases to shape the crown. A large decorative button holds the cloche brim in place on one side.

The double brim will keep you surprisingly cozy in the winter, while the stylish silhouette makes this a great hat for dressing up or down. Choose a neutral green for a traditional Robin Hood look, or try this cloche in a bright tweed.

This pattern includes two sizes: Adult Small and Adult Large, to fit a head circumference of 21 (23) inches or 53 (58) cm.

The gauge is 22 sts and 30 rows over 4” (10cm) in Stockinette Stitch, blocked.

This is an intermediate level pattern. Knitters should have experience with making cables and following complex cable charts or written instructions. Knitters will also use the provisional cast on technique, Kitchener Stitch technique, and basic decreases to shape the hat.

For this design I used Knit Picks City Tweed DK (55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed; 123 yards/50g). You will need 3 balls for either size hat. The hat is featured here in Toad #24978.

You may substitute any DK weight yarn for this design.

You will need a 16” (40cm) circular needles and DPNs in size US 6 (4.0 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

This pattern includes cable charts as well as full written instructions, so that knitters can choose according to their preference.