Free Crochet Cloche

Free Crochet Cloche



Short-row shaping creates the clever construction of this stylish cloche.

FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given to fit child's size small; changes for child's sizes medium, large and adult's sizes small, medium and large are in [].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Hat circumference: 16 inches (child small) [18 inches (child medium), 20 inches (child large), 22 inches (adult small), 23 inches (adult medium), 24 inches (adult large)]

Hat length: 6 1/2 inches (child small) [7 inches (child medium), 7 1/2 inches (child large), 8 inches (adult small), 8 1/2 inches (adult medium), 9 inches (adult large)]

Flower: 3 3/4 inches in diameter 

MATERIALS

• Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic light (DK) weight cotton yarn

(1 3/4oz/108 yds/50g per skein): 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 4] skeins #3226 oatmeal 

• Medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn:

1 oz/50 yds/28g white

• Sizes E/4/3.5mm and G/6/4mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle 

• Sewing needle

• White sewing thread

• Stitch markers: 2, each a different color 

• 1/8-inch button 

GAUGE

Working in back lp with size E hook: 24 sc = 4 inches; 28 rows = 4 inches 

PATTERN NOTES

Short rows are worked in order to create Wedges. In crochet, this creates a step and can create a hole between stitches. This hole is closed by working a single crochet decrease across the step. To maintain stitch count, a single crochet is also worked in the same stitch as the second leg of the single crochet decrease.

Extra short rows are also used to create an even flare to the brim of the Hat as described in the Special Technique section. These short row flares are worked at the same time as the regular pattern rows. The flares are independent of the Wedge designation and are placed after every 12 rows (or 6 ridges). These extra short rows are not counted in the overall row count.

Work foundation chain loosely because it will affect the drape and stretch of the hat if the chain is too tight. If chain is typically tighter than the rest of your crochet, make the chain with hook 2-3 sizes larger than the hook used for the rest of the hat.

Work in back loops as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-6 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet and chain-3 unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

Short row flare: Work short row flare after every 12 rows (6 ridges) as follows:

First flare row: Ch 1, sc in each of next 9 sts, sl st in next st, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Next flare row: Ch 1, sl st in first st, sc in each rem st across.

SPECIAL STITCH

Picot: Ch 1, sl st in top of last st made as indicated in instructions.

HAT

First Wedge

Row 1: Leaving long beg tail, ch 49 [53, 57, 61, 63, 65], working in back bar of ch (see illustration), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across to last ch, sl st in last ch, turn. (48 [52, 56, 60, 62, 64] sts)

Row 2: Working in back Ips (see Stitch Guide and Pattern Notes), ch 1, sl st in first st, sc in next st, place marker, sc in each rem st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across to marker, sl st in marked st, turn.

Rows 4-7: [Rep rows 2 and 3] twice.

Row 8: Ch 1, sl st in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, place marker, sc in each rem st across, turn.

Row 9: Rep row 3.

Row 10: Rep row 8.

Row 11: Rep row 3. 

Row 12: Rep row 8.

Note: Work first short row flare (see Special Technique and Pattern Notes).

Continue to work short row flares after every 12 rows at the same time as working the regular pattern.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each st across to next sl st, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in sl st and next unworked st on row 12, sc in same st, sc in each rem unworked st on row 12 to marker, sl st in marked st, turn.

Row 14: Rep row 8.

Row 15: Rep row 3.

Row 16: Rep row 8.

Row 17: Rep row 3.

Row 18: Rep row 8.

Row 19: Rep row 3.

Rows 20 & 21: Rep rows 2 and 3.

Row 22: Rep row 8.

Sizes Child Large, Adult Small, Medium & Large Only

Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each st across to next sl st, sc dec in sl st and next unworked st on row 24, sc in same st, sc in each rem unworked st on row 24 to marker, sl st in marked st, turn.

Row 24: Rep row 2.

Sizes Adult Small, Medium & Large Only

Row 25: Rep row 3.

Row 26: Rep row 8.

Size Adult Large Only

Row 27: Rep row 3.

Row 28: Rep row 8. Do not fasten off.

All Sizes

2nd Wedge

Row 1: Ch 1, *sc in each st across to next sl st, sc dec in sl st and next unworked st on previous row, rep from * across to last st, sl st in last st, turn. (48 [52, 56, 60, 62, 64] sts)

Rep rem rows of First Wedge.

3rd-5th Wedges

Rep 2nd Wedge.

Last rows: Rep rows 1 and 2 of 2nd Wedge once. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave beg tail through each st at crown, pull tight to close.

Sew first row and last row tog.

FLOWER

Rnd 1: With size G hook and white, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join (see Pattern Notes) in first sc. (16 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 6 (see Pattern Notes), sk next st, [dc in next st, ch 3, sk next st] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. (8 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc, tr, picot—see Special Stitch, tr, 2 dc, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join in beg sc. (8 outer petals)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, working in front of outer petals and around posts of dc (see Stitch Guide) on rnd 2, (sc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, sc) around post of each dc around, join in beg sc. (8 inner petals)

Rnd 5: Working in front of inner petals and in each unworked st on rnd 1, [sc in next unworked st, ch 1] around, join in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Sew button to center of flower. Sew Flower to Hat.