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Millie Side Tie Cloche

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Millie Side Tie Cloche
Millie Side Tie Cloche
Millie Side Tie Cloche

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Slipped stitches
  • Double knitting (tutorial in pattern & online video link)
  • Cast On
  • K2tog

Pattern Description:

Meet Millie! A side tie Vintage inspired Cloche that's simply perfect for Spring.

The band is knit separately in Shine Sport, a cool, lightweight but sturdy blend of cotton and beechwood and the hat portion is knit in Andean Silk, a blend of Alpaca, Wool and luxurious Silk.

This pattern incorporates my new most favourite technique.... Double Knitting. For those new to this technique, I have included several helpful step-by-step photos. There are also a few helpful online video tutorials linked in the pattern.

Size US#7 16" Circulars are needed for ALL sizes but for the double knit band/tie, you will need either #5 needles (for a small hat) or #6 needles (for a medium hat). Use the #7's for a large hat.

Can be easily knit to fit a small child's head: Use US#5 needles for tie and US#7 for the hat but knit 6 fewer rounds in pattern. :)


: : Gauge for Hat : :
Using Worsted weight yarn & #US 7 needles
15 stitches = 3"

: : Gauge for Tie : :
Using Sport weight yarn & size needle indicated for particular size head
Small (18-20" circ.) ::
CO 22. Work in St st for 22 rows = 3X3" square

Medium (20.5-22.5" circ.) ::
CO 20. Work in St st for 20 rows = 3X3" square

Large (23-25" circ.) ::
CO 18. Work in St st for 18 rows = 3X3" square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (18-20" circ.)
  • Medium (20.5-22.5" circ.)
  • Large (23-25" circ.)


  • 100 yards Sport weight cotton or linen blend
  • 130 yards worsted weight yarn
  • Hat: #US 7 - 16" circulars
  • Tie: (Small) #US 5
  • Tie: (Medium) #US 6
  • Tie: (Large) #US 7

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Marker
  • (4) small buttons
  • Scissors
  • Sewing thread for attaching buttons