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Millie (Crochet version)

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Millie (Crochet version)
Millie (Crochet version)
Millie (Crochet version)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain
  • Slip stitch
  • Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet Decrease
  • Tunisian Knit stitch (explained in pattern)

Pattern Description:

The Crochet version of my Knit Millie Side Tie Cloche:

This hat starts with a Long tie that is constructed using the Tunisian "Knit Stitch" Crochet method. For this pattern, you will NOT need a special Tunisian Hook. Only your regular hook is needed.

The hat portion is then picked up from the selvedge stitches of the Tunisian Tie. So the hat is crochet from the bottom up.

For closing up the hat, you will need a second hook (the same size as the one you're using for the hat) and a Tapestry Needle.

You will need approximately 100-110 yards of a sport weight for the Tunisian Tie and approx. 130-150 yards of worsted weight for the hat portion.

A detailed photo tutorial will guide you through the Tunisian Knit Stitch smoothly and painlessly as well as a hyper-link in the pdf to a High Definition Video Tutorial of the Tunisian Knit Stitch.

There are detailed photo tutorials to guide you through closing up the top of the hat, as well as a hyper-link to a High Definition Video Tutorial of how to close up the top of the hat.


Worked in Tunisian stitch w/specified hook size:
Small: 5.5 st & 6.5 rows per inch
Medium: 5.5 st & 5 rows per inch
Large: 5 st & 4 rows per inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small - 16-17" Head Circumference
  • Medium - 18-20" Head Circumference
  • Large - 21-23" Head Circumference


  • 150 yrds of Worsted weight yarn
  • 110 yrds of Sport weight yarn
  • "G" Hook (for small hat-16-17")
  • "H" Hook (for medium hat-18-20")
  • "I" Hook (for large hat-21-23")

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • (4) small buttons
  • Sewing needle for button attchment