Sometimes life calls for a crochet pattern that is stylish and a little bit off the beaten path of basic crochet beanies. The Cover Story Cloche add-on brings that “wow” factor that you need! It uses simple shell stitches to add a scalloped edge, and a big bold flower to the side making this lacy cloche more feminine, with a vintage feel you’ll love!
**For this pattern you’re going to need to head over to Cre8tion Crochet, and follow her Newsboy Slouch hat until the end of round 12, with one very important modification: You’ll need to use a 6.5mm (K) hook instead of the 9mm that Lorene calls for, unless you aren’t hitting the gauge measurements, then use the right hook for you to obtain the gauge (listed below). My add-on starts on round 13.**
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ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
dc = double crochet
BLO = back loop only
-ch-1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch.
Cover Story Cloche Add-on Pattern (US Terms):
Using 6.5mm (K) hook,
Rounds 1-12: Follow the instructions on Cre8tion Crochet for the Newsboy Slouch.
The circle after round 2 should measure 3″.
The circle after round 5 should measure 7″.
After round 12, your hat should measure 7″ long, by 11 wide.
Now, to the add-on!
Cover Story Cloche Add-on (Teen/Adult):
*See bottom of post for additional sizing instructions*
Switch to 6mm (J) Hook:
Round 13: ch 1, working in BLO, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (48)
Round 14: ch 1, working in BLO, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (48)
Round 15: sk 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, *sk 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st; repeat from * around, final sl st counts as join. (8 shells)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Finished flower measures 5 1/4″ across
(Use 6mm hook):
Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc (6)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc (12)
Round 3: [sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in first stitch, sl st in the next, *[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in the next stitch, sl st in the next; repeat from * around, final sl st counts as join. (6 petals)
Round 4: sl st into back center of first petal from round 3, ch. 3 *sl st into back center of next petal, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first ch. (6, ch-3 sps)
Round 5: sl st into first ch-3 sp, [hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl st], *sl st into to next ch-3 sp, [hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl st]; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first ch-3 sp. (6 petals)
Round 6: sl st into back center of first petal from round 5, ch 4 *sl st into back center of next petal, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first ch. (6, ch-4 sps)
Round 7: sl st into first ch-4 sp, [hdc, 3 dc, 2 tc, 3 dc, hdc, sl st], *sl st into next ch-4 sp, [hdc, 3 dc, 2 tc, 3 dc, hdc, sl st]; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first ch-4 sp. (6 petals)
Cut yarn, leaving a 24″ tail for sewing flower securely to hat.
If you want additional cloche sizes:
Follow the same patterns above, with these modifications:
Child size, use a 5.5mm (I) hook for the entire project, just use tighter tension on rounds 13 and 14.
Toddler size can be made using a 5mm (H) hook for the entire project, just use tighter tension on rounds 13 and 14.
Baby sizes can be made using sport weight (#2) or DK (#3) yarn and a 4mm (G) hook for the entire project. You may need to leave out rounds 11 and 12 from the original pattern.
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