Classic Cloche by Lisa Cresswell

Classic Cloche

Knitting
September 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Flag of English English

The 1920’s were interesting times. There were new heights of glamour and hedonism following the Great War, for those who could afford it. There was hard work and hardship for those who couldn’t. Society still required the wearing of hats in public by all classes. Enterprising women with a few sewing skills would take advantage of patterns in magazines such as Woman’s Weekly (launched 1911) to create what they could not afford to buy.

The Cloche hat dates back to 1908 but became ubiquitous in the 1920’s. This pattern is styled for the late twenties with its turned up brim and celebrates this hay day of home made fashion

The pattern is fitted to individual

The pattern is written to work with a number of yarn types and to check gauge cast on and knit 6 rows of 30 stitches to begin with and measure what width of band you have knitted. You are looking for a brim width of approximately 16cm so adjust your stitches accordingly for your yarn and tension based on this sample.