Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Classic Cloche Pattern


Do you remember my post about my Classic Cloche? Well, someone left a comment and asked for the pattern. Unfortunately, I did not write the pattern down as I made it. (That's not the first time for that. Maybe I'll learn my lesson this time.) I sold the hat so all I had were pictures to re-create from. I think it came out pretty close, if not the same.




Materials:
  • Size I crochet hook
  • 4ply worsted weight yarn
Abbreviations:
  • ch = chain
  • ea = each
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd = round
Instructions:

Start with a magic circle, ch 1
Rnd 1: 7 hdc in ring, join with a slip stitch(7hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in ea st around, join (14hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join (21hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join (28hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join (35hdc)
Rnd 6: ch 1, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join (42hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join (49hdc)
Rnd 8: ch 1, *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join (56hdc)
Rnd 9: ch 1, 1 hdc in ea st around, join (56hdc)
Rnd 10-17 : rep Rnd 9 (for a longer or shorter hat do more or less rows)
Rnd 18: ch 1, in back loops only, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* rep around, join
Rnd 19: ch 1, 1 hdc in ea st around, join.
Rnd 20-21: rep Rnd 19, fasten off.

Adornment:
You can adorn your cloche with strands of yarn or crocheted flowers or anything you want, really. Here are examples of how I did it with the strands.  It actually the yarn I had left over.

Here is a picture of my first Classic Cloche if you missed that post:
I don't remember how much yarn it was, but i just folded them evenly, wrapped it around the hat and tied it in a knot. Then I twisted the yarn around itself to make the shape and I secured the yarn with fabric glue. I didn't glue it to the hat itself because I wanted the adornment to be removable.
You could also let the strands hang down for a different look. These strands came out to be about 3 feet long. I counted 8 strands, but I didn't cut the yarn, it's just folded. You can play with it and come up with something new.

 I love seeing finished products from my patterns. If you want to be featured on my blog with your finished items, just shoot me an email. If you don't want to be featured but still want to send me pics, that's great too! Just let me know in the email if you want me to post your pics or not.

46 comments:

Calli said...

Thanks so much - can't wait to make this!

daperfectmix said...

You're very welcome! I'd love to see it when you're done. Let me know if you have any questions.

lovestitch said...

So beautiful, I love it! Thanks for your sharing!
xxx

mercury024 said...

I'm starting this today for a Christmas gift. Really great look! Thank you for posting the pattern.

Best,
Rena

Anonymous said...

Adorable hats! Can't wait to make a couple for gifts. Thanks for sharing!

Kari said...

I made myself a hat with this pattern! I love it and get many compliments when I wear it. Thanks for posting it!

Link to my post about the hat. :)
http://cultivatingthemindofchrist.blogspot.com/2010/12/kiddos-crochet-and-candy-canes.html

collettakay said...

I love this hat. So simple yet so elegant with the adornments!

Lookig for making this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!
I love this pattern because it's perfectly versatile and classy.
Great for an extra special gift.

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

This is an awsome looking hat-Start to finish in just a couple hours-Easy to follow directions.I added a reverse sc.on brim to finish-Used up some left over Red Heart yarn I had on hand.Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
Diana

Damaris Creations said...

Wow! This blog is fantastic, you're very talent girl!!

Julia Holmes said...

Thanks, looks really cute. I can't wait to make it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, I have just made this for my mother-in-law. Very promising

pink lily said...

Thank you for posting this pattern. Your pattern was very easy to read and follow!!!!!!!! I can't wait to make myself one!!!! All the best and blessings of crochet and happiness!!

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for posting this pattern. My mom has been diagnosed w/ breast cancer and is losing all of her hair. She has requested that I crochet her a hat and I think that this one will be perfect! Thanks for sharing your time and talent!

Dan said...

What an adorable hat. I can see myself wearing this.

NightLady said...

Thanks for sharing your work and talent with us. I love love LOVE your hats, so far I'm making this for a friend and the sun floppy hat for my best friend. She works in the sun a lot and will love that hat! Thanks so much, just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern.Thanks so much . I'm going to make it for my sister's b-day. She's going to love it.

Jackrock said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. Found it yesterday and just finished my second hat!

Anonymous said...

Just finished my first of many with this pattern, worked it up in an evening. Thanks for your help! I am about to work on the adornment! I like it fancy
~Sugar

Anaïs said...

I would like to try this pattern with a different kind of wool, could you give the gauge?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. It worked perfectly!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

Great pattern--so simple and chic! I just finished one in grey and I can't wait to wear it tomorrow!
I've only been crocheting for about a month--this was so easy to follow and make.
Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

Newbie said...

I'm new to crocheting and this looks fantastic! But I'm a bit confused about how to connect the rows and the stitches. I started once but it seemed too small. Can you offer any help? Thanks!

Suzi Wollman said...

Thank so much for this incredibly lovely pattern! I chose it to highlight on my blog (www.kids-in-kahoots.com) on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Just gorgeous!

Dee said...

Loooove it!!! Pleeeease email me for resizing instructions for making it fit a 1 yr old girl approximately 15-17 inches. My email's tickledpurple@mail.com

Ana González said...

I just finished mine, and came up beautiful. It was very easy to crochet, but I had a hard time making the adornment (the strand didn't behaved, and I don´t like glue). So I just made a braid out of 3 strands of yarn, and made a crochet button. I'll send you a picture. One more thing, I increased to 60 stitches at rows 16 and 17 because it was fitting too tight, but it came out well. Thanks!

daperfectmix said...

Thanks to everyone for trying my pattern!

Ana, I can't wait to see your picture!

Anonymous said...

I DID IT... YAAYY!!! Your pattern was very easy to follow!! THANK YOU so much!!! I love my hat!!! :)

Elaina said...

So I started to make this hat but it was so tiny everyone thought I was making a baby hat. HELP???!!! I've been told that I crochet extremely tight. I've tried to create looser stitches but to no avail. I've only just started to read patterns within the last week so I wouldn't have any clue as to how to modify the pattern to make it work. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you

daperfectmix said...

Hi Elaina! What kind of yarn are you using? To make it bigger, you can use a bigger hook, a heavier yarn, or both. You could also increase the first rounds number of stitches and adjust the pattern from there. I hope that helps!

Rosie said...

I'm having difficult understand what exact I am supposed to repeat in round 3.. No matter how I seem to do it I can not make the round come out to be 21 hdc. I keep cpmomg io shout of the round. Is the repeated pattern 1hd 2hd 1hec 2hdc all the way around or something else? Please help I'm trying to make this hat on a time crunch. Thanks!
-Rose

daperfectmix said...

Hello Rosie,

Yes, for round 3 you will first make your chain 1, then repeat 1 hdc then 2 hdc all the way around. That will make an increase of 7, which should come out to 21. If you need more help, email me at daperfectmix@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I love this pattern! I had difficulty finding a pattern that worked for me. Thank you so much for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I am just about to try your pattern but have a quick question. I love what appears to be a little more of a brim ion the maroon colired hat over the one on the gray....how do I get that " little more" brim? Also, I am making it for me 4 year old Grandaughter....should the size be right with this pattern or will I need to change something? Please email. tashafer@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I found your cloche pattern when I decided I had to make a red, white, and blue hat for President Obama's second Inauguration. I wanted to crochet the Obama logo starting out and then make the rest white except for a red, white, and blue brim. I ended up making the red stripes of the Obama logo with red marker--kind of primitive but easier than trying to crochet them in--and I added a three-strand drawstring between the hat and the brim which I just tied in a bow so I could adjust it to keep the hat tight over my ears. I used Sugar 'n Cream red, white, and blue cotton yarn and just changed colors whenever I had to. I then pinned all my Obama pins on the white part of the hat and started a matching scarf which I worked on while waiting in the crowd and didn't finish till I got home. I got many compliments on the hat, even though it isn't quite as elegant as yours, and I will save it forever. Thanks for such a great pattern. I will email you pictures but there are more in my Facebook photo album which anyone can see: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4878296748363.2176732.1025822061&type=3

Cindy Jo said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. I have been rapidly throwing together hats for a friend of my daughter who is going through chemo right now and this pattern was quick and easy to follow. Thanks again.

Angie Shernock said...

So glad to have found this pattern, making it for a donation to Cancer Center at UNC

Gigi Lee said...

Thanks for the share, shaping instructions are always welcome!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, I love it! Thanks for your sharing! I made one in and I can't wait to do more!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! I've made two for my niece today. I love that the brim position and accessory placement can totally change the look of the hat. She'll have two hats that are the same pattern but still quite different. I can't wait to see her in them! Love it. :-) Thanks!

daperfectmix said...

Thanks for visiting! I hope she loves her new hats!

crisscrochet said...

Thanks for the pattern I made 2. I love it!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the link where you can see the pink one: http://crisscrochet.com/classic-cloche-crochet-pattern/

daperfectmix said...

Crisscrochet, your cloche is beautiful! I love the color and the ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Such a great looking hat. Does it take just one skein of ww?

daperfectmix said...

Thank you! Yes, just one skein.

Susan said...

I REALLY love this pattern, thank you! I've made 3 hats so far. Two were done just as written and one I adjusted the last 2 rows as my mother-in-law wanted a bit more brim... She LOVED it!
Can I post a couple of pictures?