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Shell Brimmed Cloche

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Shell Brimmed Cloche

© Cathy Phillips, April 2010

 



 

 

 

Crochet Hooks: H (5.0 mm); G (4.0mm) for final sc rnd


175 - 250 yds Light Weight Worsted (Village Caribbean Cotton, Red Heart Crème de la Crème)


Gauge is relative for this project, the most important gauge for this pattern is determining your own head size before beginning as this will be the gauge as to how wide the crown circle for YOUR hat needs to be. Not hook size, not yarn size, not the number of Rnds shown in the pattern, but your own head size. Once this is determined the rest of the pattern will size correctly.


Hat Sizing Tip: Measure around head just above eyebrows (keeping tape level) and divide that measurement by 3.1416. The result is the width your crown circle needs to be before continuing to Rnd 9. Example, head measures 22” around; 22 ÷ 3.1416 = 7.0028; Crown circle needs to be 7”.

 


Crown Circle


Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc this round), work 9 dc into ring, sl st in 2nd ch to join rnd. (10 dc)


Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in sl st, work 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (20 dc)


Rnd 3: Ch 2, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in next st, rep from * around, work 2 dc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (30 dc)


Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from *around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (40 dc)


Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in ea. of first 2 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to join. (50 dc)


Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each of first 3 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to close ring. (60 dc)


Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each of first 4 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to close ring. (70 dc)


Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in each of first 5 dc, *work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * around, work 1 dc in last dc, sl st in 2nd ch to close ring. (80 dc; measures 7” across)

 

Hat Body


Rnds 9 – 14: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, sl to into 2nd ch to join.

 

Shelled Brim


Rnd 15: Ch 1, skip 1 dc, *work 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from * around, ending with 5 dc, sl st in beginning ch to join.


Rnd 16: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in sl st, *sc in 3rd dc of shell, work 6 dc in sc, rep from * around, ending with sc in 3rd dc of last shell, work 3 dc in sl st to complete beginning shell, sl st in 2nd ch to join.


Rnd 17. Ch 1, *work 6 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * around, ignoring last sc, sl st in beg ch to join.


Rnd 18: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 3 dc in sl st, *sc in 3rd dc of shell, work 7 dc in sc, rep from * around, ending with sc in 3rd dc of last shell, work 3 dc in sl st to complete beginning shell, sl st in 2nd ch to join.


Rnd 19. Ch 1, *work 7 dc in next sc, sc in 4th dc of next shell, rep from * around, ending with 7 dc, sl st in beg ch to join.


Rnd 20: Repeat Rnd 18


Rnd 21: Ch 1, *work 8 dc in 1st sc, sc in 5th dc of next shell, rep from * around, ending with 8 dc, sl st in beg ch to join.


Rnd 22: With G hook, *sc in each dc, sl st into sc, repeat from * around, sl st to end off.

 

 

 


This hat was inspired by Melissa Rotert’s, Gulf Shores.



 

© All rights reserved. This pattern is available to you for personal use free of charge. Do not post this pattern on any other site without written permission from me, please link back here.  Please report any problems.


 


 



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21 Comments

Reply Ariel
8:18 PM on June 7, 2010 
Thank you for a wonderful pattern. I look forward to trying it. Your beautiful designs are single-handedly converting me into a crocheter! ;o)
Reply Jenn
12:40 AM on November 12, 2010 
You know, at first this pattern seemed really daunting to me. I saw the finished product and thought, "That's gorgeous, but I'll never be able to make THAT." I started in on it, waiting for the point where I had to give up because smoke was bellowing out from my ears, like it has on so many patterns (I'm just now getting braver and better with my crocheting). But, amazingly, that didn't happen and I was able to finish a beautiful hat.

I say all that to say this - thank you so much for this lovely pattern. Your directions were very clear and understandable and I really appreciate that. Sometimes the wording is so weird on a pattern, I just have to bag the whole thing because I'm so lost. I'll definitely be making more of these in the future...after my wrist stops hurting. =) Thanks again!
Reply Judy Marier
12:57 PM on March 11, 2011 
Thank You so much for sharing your patterns!!!
Reply Brandi
5:54 PM on March 18, 2011 
Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! It was very simple to follow, and also thank you for sharing the hat sizing tip. I've gotten halfway through (or all the way through) other patterns only to realize my finished project wouldn't work for m. I just finished mine yesterday and I love it, now I just have to wait for the cooler weather again to wear it.
Reply LovelyClassyChic
5:28 PM on March 22, 2011 
Hi, not sure how to contact you but I love this hat and so do a lot of my friends. I have had so many begging me to make it for them! I have basically been wondering whilst I crochet away, if I can get permission to sell the finished hat on ETSY. I will link here and give you credit of course.
Thanks,
Erin
Reply Hilda
10:32 PM on March 22, 2011 
Hi, you pattern is just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing :)
Reply vernagrace
12:45 PM on July 5, 2011 
Lovely hat pattern and I look forward to wearing it once I have it finished!
Reply Zennie
11:41 PM on March 29, 2012 
Do you have this pattern for a 6 month old baby?
Reply Qatrunada Zuyyin
10:23 PM on May 10, 2012 
must try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply Ann
2:42 PM on May 17, 2012 
Thank you for this pattern. I was clueless how to do this as I am a new crocheter. I am making this for my DIL's nannie/beloved grandma whose is losing hair from cancer treatment.
Reply Irma
5:18 PM on May 26, 2012 
Thank you for sharing your pattern for free! It is an adorable hat and I can't wait to try the pattern!
Reply Toni
1:58 PM on April 3, 2013 
I have RECENTLY started a Face book group to make and donate hats to our local cancer center and would like permission to post links to your free patterns so that my volunteers can have access to hat patterns. This would make it easier for them to choose what style they want to make and offer a better hat selection to those who will be receiving our donations. My group is small at the moment but I hope to grow it quickly and be able to eventually make hat donations to other patients who suffer disease related hair loss. https://www.facebook.com/groups/344793072288291/
Reply Debi
10:45 PM on January 12, 2014 
thank you
Reply Shirley Womack Calhoun
10:22 AM on January 13, 2014 
Love the hat... thank you for the free pattern.. . can't wait to give it a go. BLESSINGS
Reply Shirley Womack Calhoun
10:41 AM on January 13, 2014 
How do I print the pattern out or is it permissible?
Reply Shelia Taylor
2:31 PM on January 16, 2014 
Thank you for sharing your patterns crochet is one of my passions the others are quilting and rag rug making. The cancer hats are beautiful.
Reply Renee
11:50 PM on January 19, 2014 
Thank you for sharing this pattern. It worked up beautifully and I love the many ways it can be styled, very versatile.
Reply Emily
6:10 PM on April 3, 2014 
hi my shells are not working - great big holes, on the single crochet then 6 dcr into single crochet something is going wrong - please help!
Reply Karen
8:53 PM on January 12, 2015 
Hello. I am at the end of Rnd 6 with 60 dc stitches in the rnd. Using a 5 mm hook. Stitches are not too loose. It looks good, and I don't want to rip anything out. My problem is that at the end of round 6, the diameter already measures just over 7 inches. Would the pattern work out if I skip rnds 7 and 8 and move ahead to rnd 9? I read the beginning of your pattern that said the number of rnds does not matter. Only the head size matters. Does that mean I can skip two rounds to keep it the right size diameter? Thank you!
Reply Kathy Banfield
2:15 PM on August 26, 2015 
GREAT summer hat pattern! Thanks for inspiring me; I plan to start making it later today!

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