Flourish Cloche

Designed by Sharon Zientara

This crochet hat was born of my love for flapper-style cloches. I wanted something that looked fanciful and was fun and interesting to make. I first tried the ruffle element on flat, without gathering it, and it overwhelmed the hat. I loved the stitch pattern so much, though, that I tried stitching it together into a flower and I fell in love.

FINISHED SIZE: 20½” in circumference × 9″ tall (52 × 23 cm).

YARN: Worsted weight (#4 Medium) Shown here: Rowan Lima (84% alpaca, 8% merino, 8% nylon; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #884 Cusco, 2 balls.

HOOK: Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS: Yarn needle; stitch markers.

GAUGE: 16 sts and 19 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in sc rib pattern after blocking.

3 Skeins or Less: Crochet Cloche

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