Sarah Mayland

Ridiculously Easy Cloche and Double-Brim Cloche

In Patterns on 11/06/2010 at 15:01

My friend Sam, whose blog can be found at (where there is, I might add, a killer pattern for a newsboy cap) requested that I post my cloche pattern.  Thank goodness for her — gets my ass back in gear. 

So I have for you a 2-in-1 pattern:  A simple cloche, and, if you’re  feeling more ambitious, a double-brimmed cloche.

For Both Cloches:

Start off by making The Ridiculously Easy Beanie using the pattern that I posted a little while ago.  The beanie shouldn’t use more than a skien of Vanna’s Choice, and you should have plenty of yarn left to make a brim or two.

Starting at the bottom of the hat, where you original chain row is, sc in each st.  This will be your foundation row for your brim(s).

*please note that all sc sts here are worked through BOTH loops of the previous row unless otherwise noted.

Single Brim Only:

this is an example of one of my single-brim cloches

From your foundation row, sc  9 sts, 2sc in next st.  continue to do this  around the row.  (note: the math won’t work out perfectly on this — i.e. you will probably have about 6 or 7 repeats plus an extra couple stitches.  that’s okay…we’re not picky here.) this is row 2.

Row 3: sc 1 st in every stitch from the previous row.
Row 4: sc 8 sts, 2sc in next st.  continue to do this around the row.
Rows 5&6: sc 1 st in every stitch from the previous row.
Cut your yarn and leave a long enough tail to weave in.  Weave in your ends, and embellish the hat as you like.  In the above hat shown, I made a flower out of some layers of green fabric. 
Double-Brim Cloche:

this is an example of one of my double-brim cloches

Work the first brim as you did for the single brim cloche, but  work in ONLY THE FRONT LOOP of the sts on the foundation row.  The back loops will serve as the grounding for your 2nd brim.
For the 2nd brim, work rows 2-6 as you did for the first brim, but this time in the back loops of the foundation row instead of the front loops. 
row 7: sc 7 sts, 2sc in next st.
rows 8&9: work even
cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in ends.  again, embellish as you like.  in the red hat above, I just wrapped the crown in black tulle.
  1. […] found this lovely crocheted hat from Opera in Jeans. Titled Ridiculously Easy Cloche, the free pattern provides two options: a single brim (as […]

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