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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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Top-Down Infant Cloche

from Route 45
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Top-Down Infant Cloche
Top-Down Infant Cloche
Top-Down Infant Cloche
Top-Down Infant Cloche
Top-Down Infant Cloche

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stockinette Stitch
  • k1f&b - Knit one stitch in the front and the back of the loop - an increase of 1 stitch
  • k2tog - knit 2 stitches together - a decrease of 1 stitch
  • Turkish Cast-On - instructions given
  • Kitchener Stitch - instructions given

Pattern Description:

The little hat is knit in the round from the top down on double-pointed needles (DPNs). I like to use 2 needles for the live stitches and 1 needle to work with; however, you may find it easier to have 3 or 4 needles holding the stitches. I recommend looking for a set of 5 needles when buying DPNs.


4.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch with main color.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Brim - small 13 inches, larger 15 inches
  • Height - small 5.5 inches, larger 6 inches


  • 1 skein Med. Wt. (#4) soft yarn for main color (Caron Simply Soft suggested)
  • 1 skein Sport Wt. or Baby Sport Wt. (#3) for contrasting color (Bernat Softee Baby sugessted)
  • US Size 3 double pointed needles