Free Pattern Cloche Hat!
Free Pattern Cloche Hat!
Free Pattern Cloche Hat
Here we go friends, a new pattern release! I absolutely love the fashion of the 1900’s, and the roaring 20’s is one of my favorite decades for women’s hats! Worked up in both solid and two-tone colors, this was a fun one! So, without further adieu, let’s get on with the business of just how to make your very own hat from my design “The Downtown Style Cloche”, shall we?!? Oh, wait, I almost forgot – spread the word by adding this pattern to your favorites and queue on Ravelry!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Worsted weight yarn, category 4 (samples made with Red Heart Soft, Hobby Lobby I love this yarn)
Solid version: 5 oz., approximately 250-300 yds
Two-Tone version: Main color – 4 oz., approx. 200-250 yds; coordinating color – 1 oz., approx. 50 yds
Hook size – H8/5.0mm
*Optional Rose Embellishment – sport weight yarn, size E/3.5mm hook makes a 3-1/2” diameter rose. Models made with Bernat Cotton-ish yarn.
Hdc=half double crochet
Lhdc=linked half double crochet
LDC=linked double crochet
LTC=linked triple/treble crochet
Sl st(s)=slip stitch(es)
Adult – One Size fits Most (21-23” head circumference)
H hook- hdc, 12 sts x 8 rows=4”
How to read this pattern:
- When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to be worked into the st. Example: 2hdc, hdc 4 = two hdc into same st, hdc in next four sts.
- Asterisks indicate to repeat stitches within the ** as instructed.
- Parentheses ( ) at the end of a row = total st for that row.
- The Hat Body portion of this pattern is worked in the round (spiral fashion) without joining, using half double crochet stitches
- Place your stitch marker in the first stitch of each round and move up with each consecutive round.
- Mark the first stitch of round 9 with a different color of scrap yarn
- If you’d like to make your Downton Style cloche hat two-tone, change colors with the last pull through of R20, and continue with the brim portion of the pattern in your coordinating color.
- To begin a row with LTC: Ch3, insert hook into first bump of chain, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into second bump of chain, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yo and pull through two, yo and pull through two, yo and pull through two (triple/treble st made).
- Linked half-double crochet stitch (Lhdc): to begin the step-up of a working row to a Lhdc, first place 1 hdc, using that st to begin your Lhdc sts. For a photo-tutorial of the linked half-double crochet stitch, click here
- Linked double crochet stitch (LDC): for a photo-tutorial of the linked double crochet stitch, click here
- Linked triple/treble crochet stitch (LTC): for a video and photo tutorial of the linked triple/treble crochet stitch, click here
HAT BODY *Tip: place stitch marker in the first stitch of the new round. Place a scrap piece of yarn to mark R9 (this makes it easier to count to R19)
R1: Start with a Magic Circle. Hdc 10 into the ring. Pull ring tight. (10)
R2: Work 2hdc into each stitch around. (20)
R3: Work *2hdc, hdc 1*, repeat ** around. (30)
R4: Work *2hdc, hdc 1 in next two sts*, repeat ** around. (40)
R5: Work *2hdc, hdc 1 in next three sts*, repeat ** around. (50)
R6: Work *2hdc, hdc 1 in next four sts*, repeat ** around. (60)
R7: Work *2hdc, hdc 1 in the next 9 sts*, repeat ** around. (66)
R8: Work 1 hdc in each st around. (66)
R9-19: Repeat R8. (66)
R20: Repeat R8, turn. (66) *Tip: if you are working a two-tone hat, change color here with the last pull through of the last st in this round.
BRIM *Tip: Be mindful of your tension, as working linked stitches sometimes results in a tighter weave – you may want to go up a hook size if you find that your tension is too tight, as you don’t want your brim to crush your hat body.
R21: Ch3 (*see “Special Stitches” on how to start a row with linked sts), LTC in next 30 sts, LDC in next 15 sts, Lhdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in next 5 sts placing the last st in the base of the ch3 (first st of the round), turn. (66)
R22: Ch1, sl st same st and in next 4 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next st (*see “Special Stitches” on how to start linking sts within a working row), Lhdc in next 9 sts, LDC in next 15 sts, LTC in next 30 sts, turn. (66)
R23: Ch3, LTC in next 30 sts, LDC in next 15 sts, Lhdc in next 10 st, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in next 5 sts placing last st in 2nd ch of beginning round, turn. (66)
R24: Sl st in next 5 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next st, Lhdc in next 9 sts, LDC in next 15 sts, LTC in next 30 sts, turn. (66)
R25: *Ch3, sk1, sc1*, repeat ** around to last st, sl st to base of beginning ch3. Finish off.
Weave in all ends using your tapestry needle. Fold your brim up at the natural line of the hat (R21) – adjust to your liking. Adorn your Downtown Style Cloche with a lightweight brooch, a crocheted large bow, ribbon bow, rolled ribbon rose, feathers – really whatever suits your fancy… Enjoy!
The lovely Anne from My Giant Strawberry offers the beautiful Rose embellishment I used to adorn my hats. You can find her wonderful tutorial/pattern for the Rose here. Be sure to subscribe to her blog, as she is a fabulously talented artist and blogger.
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