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Nola Cloche

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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 OR 140 (155, 170) yds/ 130 (140, 155) m BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl pick up stitches from edge of knitting GAUGE 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. SUGGESTED YARN 120 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky or Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage COLORWAY Pop Rocks (hot pink) or Smokestack (grey)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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

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