Petra Cloche

Knitting, Project #107
I knit this hat for a chorus friend in our recent concert featuring music from the 1940s. With this cloche over a blond wig, she looked perfectly in period. I realized when I was finished that my version with the brim up differs from the original pattern: Cathy Carron’s version has the brim down in the back. Next time, if making another brim-up cloche, I would make the diameter smaller to make the back fit more snugly.
Date started 10/2/06
Date completed 10/9/06

Yarn: 2 skeins chunky yarn: Encore Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool); 3.5 oz/100 g, 143 yds.
A: Color #217, Black. B: Color #256, Ivory

Needles: Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
Gauge: 3.5 sts and 5 rows = 1 inch in St st

Pattern: Modified from Hip Knit Hats author Cathy Carron. Pattern is posted to her Web site at
Crown: Top-down shaping modified from the Mossy Hat pattern by Wendi Dunlop,

Finished size: Adult Large, 22 to 23″ (but very floppy, due to the brim being up)

Leftover yarn:
A: 2.1 oz, 0.60 ball, ~85 yds
B: 2.3 oz, 0.65 ball, ~94 yds

Approximate cost: $4.80 total: $6.45 per ball. Used these amounts of yarn:
A: 1.4 oz, 0.4 ball, 58 yds, $2.60;
B: 1.2 oz, 0.34 ball, 49 yds, $2.20

Notes: Pattern called for 110 yds total – A: 85 yds; B: 25 yds
I used 107 yds total – A: 58 yds; B: 49 yds