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Speckled Cloche Hat Free Crochet Pattern

The cloche style hat is my favorite of all others. I love the frame it forms around the face. I especially love this one with the faux hat band. That buckle is so cute. The fantastic texture is made with easy crossed doubles.

Speckled Cloche Hat CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Speckled Cloche Hat
designed by Kim Guzman © Mar. 2017
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size

23″ circumference at band, 26″ circumference at last round, 9″ tall

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans Yarn (246 yards per 3.5 oz skein/100% acrylic/worsted weight): 1 skein each of Stonewash (A) and Top Stitch (B)
  • Suggested hook: J-10 [6mm] or size to meet gauge
  • Manufactured buckle for 1″ belt
  • Yarn needle (for weaving ends and attaching faux belt band)
Speckled Cloche Hat CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Gauge

After round 4, measures 3.25″ across

After round 8, measures 6″ across

Note

Hat is made from top down, in the round.

When changing colors, drop the unused color and begin using the new color. Do not pull too tightly or it will buckle the fabric. Alternatively, you are welcome to cut off each color round, if you want. It will just mean more ends to weave in later and more yardage used.

The recommended product is more than enough to complete the hat as instructed. You could even make two hats from it, maybe even three.

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Special Stitches

Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog): Insert hook in stitch, yo, pull loop through, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook.

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions

Round 1: With A, ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc: 8 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, 2 sc in each remaining sc around, sl st to first sc: 16 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 24 sts.

Note: Crossed doubles are made on the following round and on even rounds until the solid band and once more at the edge. There is a chain between the cross; i.e. double crochet where indicated, chain 1, reach back a little and make the other double crochet. The beginning crossed double is a chain 4 (counts as first dc plus chain 1) with a double crochet crossed in front of it. There are several videos on YouTube for crossed doubles; just remember that this one has a chain 1 in between the two doubles.

Round 4: With B, ch 4, dc in next stitch BEFORE joining (beginning crossed double made), *sk sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped sc, rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 12 crossed doubles.

Round 5: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 36 sc.

Round 6: With B, ch 4, dc in next stitch before joining, *sk sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped sc, rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 18 crossed doubles.

Round 7: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 54 sc.

Round 8: With B, ch 4, dc in next stitch before joining, *sk sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in skipped sc, rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 27 crossed doubles.

Round 9: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 81 sc.

Note: Previously, increasing was accomplished on the crossed double rounds. Now that there is no more increasing, there is an extra skipped stitch included in the instructions. This is just a note bringing it to your attention.

Round 10: With B, ch 4, sk first stitch BEFORE joining, dc in next stitch BEFORE joining, *sk 2 sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in FIRST skipped sc (ignore the second skipped sc), rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 27 crossed doubles.

Round 11: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 81 sc.

Rounds 12-19: Rep rounds 10-11.

Round 20:: With B, ch 4, sk first stitch BEFORE joining, dc in next stitch BEFORE joining, *sk 2 sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in FIRST skipped sc (ignore the second skipped sc), rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 27 crossed doubles.

Round 21: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, sl st to first sc: 81 sc.

Round 22: Still with A, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc: 81 sc.

Round 23: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * to last 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, sl st to first sc: 90 sc.

Round 24: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, with B, sl st to first sc, drop A: 90 sc.

Round 25: With B, ch 4, sk first stitch before joining, dc in next stitch before joining, *sk 2 sc after crossed double, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in first skipped sc (ignore the second skipped sc), rep from * around, with A, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4, drop B: 30 crossed doubles.

Round 26: With A, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp and in last dc, sl st to first sc: 90 sc. Fasten off.

Faux Buckle Band

Speckled Cloche Hat CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Row 1: In the solid area of rounds 21-24, locate any vertical line of 4 sc, join A with sl st around post of first sc (color B shown in photo for clarification purposes only), ch 1, sc around post of same sc, sc around post of next 3 sc, turn.

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Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, fasten off.

Finishing

Slip buckle on faux buckle band. With yarn needle, baste down all edges of faux buckle band. Weave in all ends securely.

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