Anyone who knows basic crochet stitches and terminology can crochet a custom hat in colors and pattern of their choice. Crocheted hats make great gifts and can be paired with scarves to complete the set. They work up quickly, so make several to coordinate with all of your winter wear, and keep a few in neutral colors on hand in your gift closet for those inevitable occasions when a last minute need pops up.
This simple cloche has no brim and fits snugly to the head. The pattern is worked with two stitches in one space which makes the hat a bit thicker and warmer without being clunky.
Skill Level: Easy
Approx 2 oz worsted weight yarn
Size J crochet hook
Large needle to weave in ends
Ch = chain
Sp = space
St = stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SS = slip stitch
Classy Cloche Pattern
Round 1: Ch 4 (will count as 1st DC), work 11 DC into first ch (total 12 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st DC at start of each round), DC in same sp, 2 DC each st around, join with SS (total 24 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, DC same sp, DC next sp, * 2 DC next sp, DC next sp, repeat from * to end, join with SS (total 36 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC same sp, DC next 3 st, * 2 DC next sp, DC next 3 st, repeat from * to end, join with SS (total 45 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC same sp, DC next 4 st, * 2 DC next sp, DC next 4 st, repeat from * to end, join with SS (total 54 DC)
Round 6: Ch 1, DC same sp, skip 1, * SC and DC in next st, skip 1, repeat from * to end, join with SS
Round 7 (pattern row): Ch 1, turn, DC in same sp, skip 1, * SC and DC in next st, skip 1, repeat from * to end, join with SS
Repeat pattern row, turning at end of each row, until piece measures 6.5-7" (approx 10 pattern rows) from top to bottom or desired length. Finish with SC border, bind off, weave in ends.
- Make a striped band by doing two rows in a contrasting color several rows before finishing, then pick up the main color again to complete the hat, or do the last few rows in the contrasting color as trim.
- Add a crocheted flower, coordinating button, clip earring or brooch for a classy, vintage look.
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