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. Coupled with the shell stitches in the original crochet hat pattern, this cloche is lacy, and 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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sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
BLsc = back loop single crochet
BLsc2tog = black loop single crochet 2 together
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 back loops only, blsc in each of the next 3 stitches, blsc2tog *BLsc in each of the next 3 stitches, BLsc2tog* Join with sl st to first BLsc (48)
Round 14: ch 1, blsc in each stitch around.Join with sl st to first blsc (48)
Round 15: skip 2 stitches, 7 dc in the next, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next *skip 2 stitches, 7 dc in the next, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next* (8 shells)
Flower: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 stitch 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* (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* Join with sl st to first ch (6, ch 3 spaces)
Round 5: sl st into first ch 3 space, [hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl st], *sl st into to next ch 3 space, [hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl st]* Join with sl st to first ch 3 space (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* Join with sl st to first ch (6, ch 4 spaces)
Round 7: sl st into first ch 4 space, [hdc, 3 dc, 2 tc, 3 dc, hdc, sl st], *sl st into next ch 4 space, [hdc, 3 dc, 2 tc, 3 dc, hdc, sl st]* Join with sl st to first ch 4 space (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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This cloche add-on was made to be used by individuals, and small business crocheters alike. Selling your finished pieces in boutiques, at farmer’s markets, craft shows and other events is encouraged! The only thing I require is that it not be used commercially to produce millions of copies.