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Nola Petite

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Basic Skills Necessary:

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

Pattern Description:

Nola Petite is a miniaturized version of the Nola Cloche, sized to fit wee ones. Like its grown up sister, Nola Petite features a simple but striking twist formed with one cable row, a rolled brim that is easily adjusted to change the length of the hat, and a crown shaped with spiral decreases. This vintage-inspired mini-cloche can be worn with the twist to the side, or turned to the front for a faux-turban look. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for the optional Provisional Cast On as well as detailed instructions for Kitchener Stitch.


20 sts & 26 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10 (12, 14.5, 16)"/ 25.5 (30.5, 37, 40.5) cm circumference, to fit little heads 12 (14, 16, 18)"/ 30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5) cm around, corresponding roughly to ages Preemie (0-3 months, 3-9 months, 9 months - 2T)
  • Rolled brim is adjustable; hat measures 3 (3.25, 3.75, 4)"/ 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10) cm from brim to top.


  • 55 (70, 80, 90) yds/ 50 (65, 75, 80) m of a DK to light worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular and double pointed needles
  • Cable needle or spare needle (any size)
  • Crochet hook (for optional Provisional CO)
  • Scrap yarn (for optional Provisional CO)
  • 1 stitch marker & 1 safety pin or removable marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

55 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 Superwash, Debbie Bliss Rialto, or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK