Crystal Palace Yarns
Felted Cloche Hat
Designed, Knit & Felted by
Over stockinette, 11.5 sts and 14 rows=4" with Iceland
Size 11 US (8 mm)
Crystal Palace Bamboo Circular
needles, 16" or 24" in length or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 11 US (8 mm) Crystal Palace Bamboo Double Pointed needles or size needed to
2 - 100 gr balls Iceland - color
7063 Dutch Blue
1 - 100 gr ball Splash - color
With Iceland and circular needles, CO 80 sts. Make sure sts aren't twisted.
Join. Mark beg of round. Work in garter st (knit one rnd and purl the next) 6
Rnd 7: k2tog, k38, k2tog, k38-78 sts
Rnds 8, 10, 12, and 14: P
Rnd 9: k2tog, k37, k2tog, k37 - 76 sts
Rnd 11: k2tog, k36, k2tog, k36 - 74 sts
Rnd 13: k2tog, k35, k2tog, k35 - 72 sts
Rnd 15: * k2tog, k10; rep from * around-66 sts
With one strand of Iceland and Splash held together, k 10 rnds.
Cut Splash. With Iceland, k 6 more rnds.
Dec as follows:
*k9, k2tog; rep from * around-60 sts
K 4 more inches.
Change to double points when you can no longer fit sts comfortably on circulars.
Rnd 1: *k4, k2tog; rep from * across - 50 sts
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: k
Rnd 3: *k3, k2tog; rep from * across - 40 sts
Rnd 5: *k2, k2tog; rep from * across - 30 sts
Rnd 7: *k1, k2tog; rep from * across - 20 sts
Rnd 9: k2tog; rep from * across - 10 sts
Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Thread through tapestry needle and thread
through each rem st on needle as if to purl, taking sts off needle. Pull tightly
to close top of hat.
Weave in ends on WS.
Put the hat in the washer along with a pair of jeans or canvas tennis shoes.
Use a small amount of detergent and a low water level with a hot temperature.
Wash for five minutes. Stop the cycle and check to see if is felted as tightly
as desired; the longer you wash it, the smaller and more felted it will become.
If the hat is not quite felted enough, continue washing and carefully check
every few minutes. For the most accurate results, wring it out and try it on,
even though it's wet. When you're satisfied, rinse it out by hand with cold
Shape the hat using your head, a wig form, bowls, etc. Shape the hat as
desired; the fabric will still be malleable so donít be afraid to pull it in
various directions. Once it is the desired size and shape, you can stuff it with
plastic bags if needed. Allow hat to dry completely.
This Iceland-Splash Cloche pattern
is available as a PDF in a more compact
file for downloading and printing
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For more felted hat designs by Barbara Breiter
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Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with
knitters. The pattern
may be used for
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publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format
without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Iceland and
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