Damsel cloche hat - knitting pattern

An adorable cloche hat that is knit sideways. Raid your button stash for a unique decoration!

Sizes fit babies to adults.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, Kitchener stitch

23 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
 22 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Garter St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 14 (17, 19, 21) in/ 35.5 (43.25, 48.25, 53.25) cm (Finished size 10.75 (13.25, 15.5, 18) in/ 27.25 (33.75, 39.25, 45.75) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

Materials you need at home:

  • 63 (79, 96, 119) yd/57 (72, 88, 108) m light DK or Sports weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend (150yd/137m per 50g; 70% Wool, 30% Silk))
36yd/33m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter.St

  • Pair 3.75mm/UK9/US5 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 3.75mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn

  • Tapestry needle

  • Assortment of coordinating buttons
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