Named for a pioneering (and stylish) aviatrix, Dutrieu’s bold lines make the most of hand-painted sock yarn. While the sideways garter-stitch construction is easy and fun to work, short rows plus a widening brim result in unpredictable colour changes that add a note of adventure to this simple cloche.
The pattern is written for two sizes and includes tutorials for the provisional cast-on and garter stitch grafting.
To fit sizes: 20  in/50.75  cm ; finished size: 16.5 [18.5] in/42.25  cm.
Sample shown in Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist Handpaints [178yd/163m per 50g; 80% Merino, 20% Nylon]. Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, increases & decreases, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting.
- Written instructions
- Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)
- Pattern in metric and imperial measurements
Materials you need at home:
- 164  yd/150  m 4Ply, fingering or sock weight, plied yarn (Gauge 27 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.; 26 sts x 52 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Garter St.)
- 50yd/46m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
- Pair 2.75mm/UK12/US2 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- 2.75mm crochet hook
- Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
- Hooked stitch marker or safety pin
- Tapestry needle
- 1.5in/3.75cm co-ordinating button
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