My new cloche design inspired by the Sprig pullover from Botanical Knits 2 is now available for purchase!
The Sprig Cloche is a face-framing hat design with a sprig of foliage gracefully wrapping around the asymmetrical brim. The brim is first knit flat, then stitched together at the ends. Stitches are picked up along one side and knit up in the round to create the body of the hat. It is a fun pattern with interesting construction, and an elegant result!
This is the second time I have had the privilege of working with The Fibre Co. Acadia yarn. What a wonderful, luxurious yarn to knit with.
Here is the pattern information for those of you who are interested in knitting up a Sprig Cloche of your very own!
(fits 20-22” / 50-60 cm head circumference)
Brim Circumference: approx 20” / 50 cm unstretched
The Fibre Company Acadia [60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yd / 133 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein]; color Amber; 2 skeins or approx 225 yd / 200 m of a dk weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Rowan Felted Tweed DK
1 set of US5 / 3.75 mm straight needles for brim
1 16” / 40 cm US6 / 4 mm circular needle for body of hat
1 set of US6 / 4 mm double pointed needles
Stitch markers in 2 different colors
21 sts / 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch worked in the rnd on US6 / 4 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.
The pattern offers both charted and written pattern instructions.
Photography and modeling provided by the lovely Julie Crawford from knittedbliss.com. Thank you Julie and Guy!
Purchase the pdf download for the Sprig Cloche below or look for it in print at your local yarn shop.
I hope that you enjoy the pattern! :)