This darling hat is crocheted with a bulky alpaca yarn, and is top down, in-the-round, with triple crochet post stitches, and ribbed sides creating oodles of texture. It is topped off with a very striking twisted cables accent that holds the flipped-up-on-one-side edge in place. You’ll be styling with this iconic bell shaped cloche hat that is reminiscent of hat styles from the 1920’s. The word cloche is actually a French term meaning bell, and these hats were so named because they resembled large bells. Cloches from days gone by were close-fitting, helmet-shaped hats that hugged the skull, had deep rounded crowns with no brim or just a small curve at the edge.
The Free Pattern of this contemporary style cloche is by J. Parisi on Ravelry.
The pattern calls for a bulky yarn so I have chosen our Snuggle Yarn, a color called Pack of Purples. I used about 130 yards, so you’ll need to get into a second skein of the Snuggle. I found that this yarn was a little thick to obtain the correct gauge, so revised the pattern in order to make a hat that would fit.