Storybrook Cloche

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

sts: stitches

rnd: round


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.

Crown Decrease

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.



8 thoughts on “Storybrook Cloche

  1. Not sure where I should leave my question. I am stuck. I have started socks using the knitting board adjustable loom. I used 50 pegs. When it came time for the heel I can’t get a number divisible by three. Half is 50, so don’t know whether to do 8/9/8 or 9/7/9. If you can help thanks.

  2. I love your videos you do a great job with your illustrations but I wanted to know if you can break this stitch down? I see this stitch pattern is similar to the Fern Lace stitch but the sl1 k2tog psso is confusing me, I end up with 3 stitches on one peg for that stitch. Is that right? Please help been trying to do a zig zag edge for a while. Thanks!!

  3. I love your videos and illustrations but can you break down the stitch pattern like you did on the Fern Lace stitch on YouTube? I see this is similar but sl1 k2tog psso has me a little confused because I end up with 3 stitches on one peg. Is this right? Please help. Thanks in advance. PS. What happened to row 6?

  4. Hi Zeridah

    Just wanted to know if you every managed to complete this hat as I am also battling on the sl1-k2tog-psso and have no idea how to proceed.

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