Felted Cloche Pattern
-Pre-felting: aprx. 22" circumerence and 12" length (including brim)
-After felting: aprx. 21" circumference and 8" length (including brim)
-1 set of US #9/5.5mm dpns
-1 US #9/5.5mm circular needle, 24" length or less (optional)
Gauge: 15 sts and 23 rows = 4 in/10 cm on 5.5 mm needles (Note - to facilitate felting, the hat is knit at a looser gauge than the 17 stitches to 4 in/10cm recommended on the ball band).
Directions: Using dpns or circular needle, cast on 100 stitches. Mark beginning of round. Work in stockinette stitch* in the round until work measures 2.5 inches.
Hat with garter stitch brim:
Next row: K3, k2tog around - 80 stitches remain. Continue working in stockinette stitch, in the round, until work measures 8.5 inches from the beginning.
Row 1 - *k8, k2tog* around.
Row 2 and 3 - k around.
Row 4 - *k7, k2tog* around.
Row 5 and 6 - k around.
Row 7 - *k6, k2tog* around.
Row 8 - k around.
Row 9 - *k5, k2tog* around.
Row 10 - k around.
Row 11 - *k4, k2tog* around.
Row 12 - k around.
Row 13 - *k3, k2tog* around.
Row 14 - *k2, k2tog* around.
Row 15 - *k1, k2tog* around.
Row 16 - *k2tog* around.
Break yarn and pull through remaining 8 stitches.Weave in ends.
Hat after felting (on the same phone book):
A family history of the cloche:
From left to right: my grandmother, great-grandmother, and my great-aunt have come from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Montreal, Quebec in May of 1929 and worn their fashionable hats while visiting the big city!