The Day in the Park Cloche pattern is now up on Ravelry!
This cute cloche pattern was originally designed as a gift for twin baby girls. I had two contrasting colors of yarn and wanted to make adorable hats that matched but used both of the colors in some way that contrasted (those original hats are posted here).
The resulting pattern is the Day in the Park Cloche, a sweet little brimmed hat.
The pattern has four sizes for newborns through 18 month old babies.
The great thing about this hat and the yardage you get with Jojoland Tonic yarn (or another DK weight yarn with about 220 yards per skein) is that you can knit both the smallest and largest sizes in contrasting colors with your two skeins. You can gift a new baby with one hat that fits now and another that will fit later.
Of course in addition to the cute and girly pink and turquoise, I had to get some orange and black. It’s officially baseball season in Baltimore and I had to knit up a sample hat in Orioles orange.
Construction Notes: This cute cloche is a perfect little baby gift that knits up quickly. You can knit two different sizes or two contrasting cloches by alternating your two skeins of Jojoland Tonic Yarn. The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up with a brim that has twice the number of stitches as the cap of the hat. Double pointed needles are recommended for the hat and bow, with the bow worked back on forth on the double-pointed needles.
Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: Knitting in the round, knitting and purling, slipping stitches, and decreasing by knitting two together.
Sizes: Newborn – 3 months, 3-6 months, (6-12 months, 12-18 months)
Circumference: 12 ½”, (14”, 16”, 17 ½”)
Height above brim: 4 ½” (5”, 5 ½”, 6”)
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch knit flat on US 6/ 4 mm needles