Bel Cloche

Bel is a cloche style hat that is designed to coordinate with my Handspun Pinafore pattern.  An equal opportunity knit, this hat is flattering on ladies young and grown, and works as nicely with solid yarns as it does with variegated and handspun.  The garter band features an optional eyelet row through which to thread a pretty ribbon or coordinating i-cord.  Pattern knits up fast from the top down and is written in 5 sizes (infant- adult).  Suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond.


Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Child, Adult)


Circumference: 13 (15, 17, 19, 21)"
Depth: 6 (7, 8 ½, 9 ½, 10 ½)"


Yarn: Yardages listed are generous estimates. It's always better to err on the side of too much yarn rather than to little. When in doubt, buy the extra skein for insurance. In worsted to aran weight or 8-10 wpi yarn you will need approximately 95 (110,130, 155, 180) yards. If you choose a separate color for the eyelet band it should be about 10% of your total yardage.

Needles: Needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting in US sizes 8 & 6 (or size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller). Use two circular needles for the “knitting in the round on two circular needles” method, one 36” or longer circular needle for the magic loop method, or dpns.

Notions: 5 stitch markers, a darning needle for weaving in ends, and an optional ribbon, cord, or decorative elastic for lacing through eyelets.


In stockinette stitch 17 sts and 24 rows =4” using the larger needle size.