I celebrate that CLOCHE HAT, Crochet and Handmade is again IN FASHION! I like the brim of my cloche hat to fit well and keep its shape.
And since ALL OF MY “FUTURE LIES BENEATH” MY HAT – I want that hat to be One Of A Kind, WARM and FITTING my new coat.
These are the reasons I created my own pattern to make this hat (by redoing the body of the hat twice and remaking the brim of the hat three times…).
Then I thought – maybe somebody else can find useful this pattern and tutorial about how to make hat lining. Well, at least, or best of all – for an inspiration. One can hope, right? So I challenged myself to pull together all those hat making details that I applied while making this hat. Check out if this is something for you!
MATERIALS I USED FOR THIS CROCHET CLOCHE HAT:
A. 2 Balls of New Wool (each ball with weight 50 g and length 145 m).
B. Crochet hook size 3.5 mm to crochet the body of the hat.
C. Crochet hook size 3 mm to crochet the brim of the hat.
D. Scraps of jersey fabric for lining – enough for circle of 18 cm in diameter and rectangular 58 cm x 10 cm.
Useful information to consider before starting to crochet the hat:
You start by crocheting the body of the hat, then continue with making the brim. The pattern chart and description is in this Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern PDF File.
It is important to crochet properly the brim of this cloche hat. It will make a huge difference when you wear it. You will enjoy that on the back of the hat there is no brim – so you can comfortably wear big scarf, cowl or clothing with high collars (see the picture at the bottom of this post). And also – the shape of the hat will allow a great fit deep on your head, good protection for your ears, but still showing your nice earrings, thus adding more style to your chic look ;-)
Pay attention that seeing the description of the brim you might think – come on, this is crazy…
Honestly, the PRINCIPLE IS EASY. It is just that to make written description for each row was a real challenge. And the result you see is the only way I could figure out, after having struggled with the description (rewriting and rewriting it countless times) two days long. So, before you read the crochet instructions of each row – read the text right after Brim crocheting title on the pdf file – it will help to understand the principle.
If you want to ADD LINING for the hat to make it warmer, especially for the windy weather – you can follow the tutorial below that describes how to add fabric lining for the hat.
STEPS OF HOW TO MAKE LINING FOR CROCHET CLOCHE HAT:
STEP 1: Draw on the paper the circle with diameter of 18 cm. Cut it out and pin it to the fabric (I suggest to choose stretchy fabric or fleece. This fabric will be visible through the hat – where the big pattern crochet is, so you might want to choose the material that looks nice together with your chosen yarn).
Draw on the fabric around the paper circle and cut it out from fabric without seam allowance (picture 1).
STEP 2: Cut out the rectangular from the same fabric, size 57.5 cm x 10 cm (picture 2).
STEP 3: Fold the fabric rectangular with facing side inside, pin the shorter edges of the rectangular together. Sew about 0.5 cm away from the edge (picture 4).
STEP 4: Pin the circle to one long edge of rectangular all around it, so that both pieces have their backside to outside (picture 3). Sew along the pin line, about 0.5 cm away from the edge.
STEP 5: Turn the crochet hat inside out. Put the lining on it, so that fabric lining has facing side out. Make sure that the seam on lining´s side is matching the middle line of the back of the crochet hat. Fold the edges of the lining inside, so that lining would end about 1.5 cm above the edge of crochet hat (picture 5).
Sew by hand the lining to the crochet hat at the folded line.
Turn the hat out again. Now your lined crochet cloche hat is DONE, DONE, DONE! (pictures 6&7) And you can ENJOY wearing it!!!! :-)
Check out how to make GATSBY HAT /FLAT CAP – FREE PATTERN AND TUTORIAL.
And here is the tutorial about how to add EARFLAPS to the hat that can be tucked inside hat when not needed: DIY TUTORIAL FOR MAKING EARFLAPS FOR FLAT CAP / GATSBY HAT.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments about this tutorial!