Test knitters (or at least knitting-pattern-readers) wanted! As the patterns are still at the testing stage, there may be errors - your help finding them, or pointing out any unclear directions, would be much appreciated! When the patterns are published, they will be removed from this site and be available for purchase at and at Three Bags Full and Urban Yarns in Vancouver.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Draft Pattern: Felted Cloche


1 skein Cascade 220 100% wool 200m/220yards light worsted weight
5mm/US 8 40cm/16” circular needle or size required to meet gauge
5 mm/ US 8 double pointed needles (set of 5 preferred)
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Felting needles and wool scraps for embellishment, if desired


18st = 10cm/4” in stocking stitch


Cast on 112 stitches to circular needle.
Join, taking care not to twist stitches over needles or cord.

Round 1: knit
Round 2: K6, (k2Tog, K12) 7 times, K2Tog, K6
Rounds 3-5: knit
Round 6: (k11, K2Tog) 8 times
Rounds 7-9: knit
Round 10: K3, (k2Tog, K10) 7 times, K7
Rounds 11-13: knit
Round 14: K7, (K2Tog, K9) 7 times, K2Tog, K2

Knit until work measures 12.5 cm /5 inches from last decrease round.

Switch to double point needles as follows:
With first DPN, knit 8 stitches, place marker, knit 8 stitches
Repeat with second, third and fourth DPN until all stitches have been transferred from circular needle onto DPNs

Decrease round: knit to two stitches before marker, K2Tog, knit to two stitches before end of needle, K2Tog. Repeat 3 more times
Next round: Knit all stitches

Continue alternating decrease round and plain knit round until 4 stitches remain in each section (32 stitches total), then continue decrease round only until 8 stitches remain on needles.

Break off yarn, pull through remaining loops and draw tight. Darn in ends.
Agitate by hand in hot soapy water to lightly felt/full hat, pausing frequently to check the fit!

Questions? Comments? Instructions that need to be clearer? Thanks for your feedback!


  • At 9:20 AM, Blogger i800knit said…

    do you have pictures?

    i800knit at ralvery

  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger Christa Giles said…

    Pictures tend to be the very last phase of the pattern-making, for me... I try to get the pattern proofed, then make a second hat following the written pattern exactly, no changes, and THEN take pictures :)

    Here's some glitches already caught by AliceInDilbrtLnd on Ravelry:

    1 - There is a K2Tog missing near the end of Round 10.
    2 - In the switch to dpns part, you're putting 16 stitches on each needle, and 80 stitches will take up 5 needles, so you won't have a needle left to knit with.
    3 - Following from #2, the decreases every other round are worked until 40 stitches are left and at the end there will be 10 stitches left.

    Thanks so much for catching those!


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