Encircle cabled cloche hat - knitting pattern

This charming cloche is decorated with circular cables, providing a rich and elegant texture. The sideways brim employs clever techniques to ensure a neat and professional finish. A gentle gathered crown completes the design, resulting in a very wearable hat.

Pattern is provided in both written and charted format, and 5 sizes are included.

Sample shown in The Wool Dispensary Useful Restorative Sport [274yd/251m per 100g; 100% Superwash Merino]; shown in size 20in/51cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head.

Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, crochet bind-off, cables.

Sizes to fit: 16 [18, 20, 22, 24] in/ 40.5 [45.75, 51, 56, 61] cm (finished size: 14 [16, 18, 20, 22] in/ 35.5 [40.5, 45.75, 51, 56] cm)


  • Written & charted instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Crochet Bind-off
  • Pattern in metric and Imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 160 [203, 250, 303, 362] yd/147 [186, 229, 278, 336] m sports weight, multi-plied yarn (Gauge 27 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St.)
45yd/41m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3.5mm/US4 & 3.75mm/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 1.5in/3.75cm co-ordinating button

  • Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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