Reminiscent of days gone by, the cloche is knit in two parts, the band and the body of the hat, all in stockinette stitch. The slanted band around the brim gives the cloche its beauty. Decorate it with a one-of-a-kind button and you have a unique cloche.
Knitting Loom: 40 peg large gauge knitting loom. Sample was knit using the Adjustable Hat Loom, set to large gauge and 40 pegs.
Yarn: Approx 110 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Sample was knit using Knit Picks Biggo in Shappire Heather (1 skein).
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Other: Decorative button
Gauge: 11.5 sts x 20 rows = 4 rows in stockinette
K=knit stitch. Recommend the knit stitch or the u-stitch; do not recommend the flat stitch or the ewrap.
P= purl stitch
CO=cast on (Sample uses the ewrap cast on to provide an elastic fit).
GBO=gather bind off
K2tog= knit two stitches together. A right slanting decrease.
P2tog=purl two stitches together.
Brim band is worked separately from the body. Band is mattress stitched to the body after both parts have been knitted.
Set up the Adjustable Hat Loom to 40 pegs, at large gauge: 2 rounded parts, 4 connectors (3 peg), 2 peg rails (9 peg).
Cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round.
Round 1-32: k to the end of round.
Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Move the stitches from the odd numbered pegs to the even numbered pegs. Knit the round, skipping the pegs with no stitches and treating the pegs with two loops as one loop.
Bind off with the gather removal method. As you bind off, gently tug on each of the stitches, starting with the first peg, to remove any of the extra slack in the yarn.
Weave all ends in. Wet block to set the stitches.
Cast on 6 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1-8: Sl 1, k1, p2, k2.
Row 9: Sl 1, k1, m1, p2, k2. (7 sts)
Row 10-18: Sl 1, k1, p3, k2.
Row 19: Sl 1, k1, m1, p3, k2. (8 sts)
Row 20-28: Sl 1, k1, p4, k2.
Row 29: Sl1, k1, m1, p4, k2. (9 sts)
Row 30-38: Sl, k1, p5, k2.
Row 39: Sl 1, k1, m1, p5, k2. (10 sts)
Row 40-48: Sl1, k1, p6, k2
Row 49: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p4, k2. (9 sts)
Row 50-58: Sl 1, k1, p5, k2
Row 59: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p3, k2. (8 sts)
Row 60-68: Sl 1, k1, p4, k2.
Row 69: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p2, k2. (7 sts)
Row 70-78: Sl 1, k1, p3, k2.
Row 79: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p1, k2. (6 sts)
Row 80-88: Sl 1, k1, p2, k2.
Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 20 inch yarn tail for seaming.
Wet block BODY and BAND before assembly.
Using yarn tail from the band, mattress stitch seam the band to the cast on edge of the hat. Be sure to seam loosely so the seam is loose. The band is approx an inch longer than the circumference of the hat, secure the band end with the button. Weave ends in. If necessary, wet block again.