Nola Cloche

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Nola Cloche Pattern


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Knitting: Nola Cloche
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • pick up stitches from edge of knitting

Pattern Description:

Nola, Latin for bell, is a simple cloche that can be worked in a single skein of either bulky (hot pink) or worsted weight (grey) yarn. In fact, the pattern is so easy to adjust that you could really use any weight of yarn that you'd like. Nola features a simple but striking twist formed with one cable row, and a rolled brim that is easily adjusted to change the length of the hat. Spiral decreases finish the top of the crown. Wear this pretty cloche as is, or dress it up with a brooch. And if you're really feeling fun, turn that twist to the front and wear it as a turban.

Full written instructions are included as well as a photo tutorial for the optional Provisional Cast On.

Specific yardage requirements:
120 (135, 150) yds/ 110 (125, 135) m of a bulky weight yarn
140 (155, 170) yds/ 130 (140, 155) m


Bulky version - 15 sts & 23 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette St
Worsted version - 19 sts & 24 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette St

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 (20, 22)"/ 45.5 (51, 56) cm circumference, to fit heads 20 (22, 24)"/ 51 (56, 61) cm around.
  • Rolled brim is adjustable; hat measures 4.5 (5, 5.5)"/ 11.5 (12.5, 14) cm from brim to top.


  • Bulky version - Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% superwash merino; 165 yds/151 m per 100g); 1 skein in Pop Rocks, or 120 (135, 150) yds/ 110 (125, 135) m of a bulky weight yarn
  • OR Worsted version - Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino; 200 yds/183 m per 100g); 1 skein in Smokestack, or 140 (155, 170) yds/ 130 (140, 155) m of a worsted weight yarn
  • Bulky version - US 10 (6.0 mm) circular needle and double pointed needles
  • OR Worsted version - US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and double pointed needles
  • Cable needle or spare needle (any size)
  • Crochet hook (for optional Provisional CO)
  • Scrap yarn (for optional Provisional CO)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1 safety pin or removable marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

120 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky or Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage


Pop Rocks (hot pink) or Smokestack (grey)

About Designer

About Designer

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Knitwear designer (you can find my work in Knitty -- the Citron Shawlette -- Knitscene magazine, Twist Collective, and "Brave New Knits") and mama. You can read my knitting "epic" at

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