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Dutrieu cloche hat - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
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  • Written instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements


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 [22] in/50.75 [56] cm
; finished size: 16.5 [18.5] in/42.25 [47] 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.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 164 [208] yd/150 [190] 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