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A quick knit Cloche, the Rachel Cloche was inspired by my second sister's second daughter, Rachel. It's a great gift and can be adorned and worn many ways.
Knit in one piece, beginning with a bias garter stitch edged with I cord brim. The crown is knit in short rows directly onto the brim. Close the crown seam with either Kitchener's Stitch or instruction are given for a crochet hook assisted closure that is almost identical to the effect of Kitcherner's stitch. Instructions are included if you prefer to knit in two pieces and sew the crown to the brim.
Once you buy the pattern, you'll need:
Size 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) knitting needles
Worsted Weight yarn, approx 91 grams, approx 200 yards
Waste yarn scrap in worsted weight
Size H 5mm crochet hook
2 to 4 buttons, approx 1"
Yarn needle for Kitchener's Stitch (optional)
The skills you'll need include:
I cord bind off
Crochet Chain cast on
Knitting modularly (optional if you are sewing)
Kitchener's stitch (optional)
Check out my other listings available in Worsted Weight and a sports weight Beanie version. Coming soon - Fingering weight, Chunky, Bulky - Rachel Cloche and Rachel Beanie in 6 yarn weights.
Modeled by Hedda Woodin - created for me by my dear husband, check out his work at toolmakingart.com.
4.5 st per inch
9 rows in garter st per inch
200 yards of Worsted weight