I have to admit that I am a lover of all accessories, if I have a choice of an item to knit, it will most likely fall in the range of scarves, mitts, hats, socks, or something “chic” to enhace the wardrobe. The Storybrook cloche was inspired by one of my latest show-series obsessions, Once Upon a Time, the actresses are always wearing gorgeous hats! Choose any episode and they have a new hat, I want to have a wardrobe full of hats, one for each day of the year, or at least a full month’s worth! The lace section is only 8 rounds, after that it is just a matter of knitting and purling to the very end! Go ahead, give it a try!
Knitting Loom: All-n-one-Loom
Yarn: 130-150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Galapagos color was used in sample.
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette
Size: Sample fits a head that measures up to 21 inches.
K: Knit Stitch
P: Purl Stitch
k2tog: knit two stitches together (to decrease)
ssk: slip, slip, knit (to decrease)
psso: pass slip stitch over
Cast on 80 sts, join to work in the rnd .
Rnd 1: p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * .
Rnd 3: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 5 and 7: *k9, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 6: *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from *
Rnd 8: *k9, p1; rep from *.
Repeat Rnd 8 until cloche measures 8 inches from cast on edge.
Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from *. (40sts rem).
Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.
Rep last two rnds (20sts remain).
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Steam block to make the scallops more prominent. Tip: Pin down each scallop at the center point then steam down.