Monday, September 10, 2012

"Elegant Hat"--A Crocheted Cloche

While browsing through Ravelry I stumbled across this super cute cloche hat that I just simply love!  The pattern is called Elegant Hat and it can be found on Caron's website.

(I suppose one could say that I am on a hat kick at the moment, since last week I shared a different hat.)

I dug out some of my brown Simply Soft yarn and actually followed the directions for this pattern without adaptation!  Well, at least for the hat itself I did--the decorative band and bow that the original pattern calls for I did differently.  I opted for slip stitches and a flower.

I did not do a gauge swatch, which did prove to be a semi-mistake.  I'm calling it only a "semi-mistake" because while the hat is much too small for me it looks adorable on my toddler!

Since I do think that this is a cute hat, and the pattern was well written and easy to follow, I will be making another Elegant Hat only this time I will use a larger hook.  It is worth noting, especially if you're interested in using this patter, reading through the various project notes on Ravelry I am not the only one who was surprised how small the hat turned out.  Some posit that those of us who like to crochet amigurumi projects, like my Elephant, tend to have a tighter single crochet stitch than average.

Do you know where the name "cloche" comes from?  It's a derivative of the French word meaning "bell".  Literally, the cloche is a bell-shaped hat.  The Queen of Milliners, Caroline Reboux, first designed the cloche hat in Paris.

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  1. Love! That hat is so cute, and Catherine is adorable! You should try to make a bigger hat that fits you so that the two of you can match :) (And then make another one for me) ;)

  2. I would love to try something like this.

  3. Such a cute hat on such a cutie! I've only done a chain and handful of single stitches, no projects yet, pretending to learn to crochet. One of these days! LOL Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I found it helpful to just jump right into making something--sure it will be a mess, but doing is the fastest way to learn. :-) Good luck!

  4. The hat turned out so cute! Perfect for fall. I wish I had the skills to hop over to a tutorial and follow along so perfectly. Great job.

    I'd love for you to link up to WKWW-What Kids Wore Wednesday Link Party this week at ONE little MOMMA!


  5. This is really cute!
    I would actually love to wear it myself :)

  6. Hi,
    This is super cute. I had a feeling that it might be. So, I repaired your broken link in the linky party at for you. I really think others will love your little hat also! Have a great week.

    1. Thank you, Rose! I really appreciate it. I wonder what I did wrong...

  7. This is so cute! I think I will make one for my youngest daughter's upcoming birthday!
    I'm a new follower, and I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Super Link Party!
    I hope to see you there! :-)

  8. It's beautiful and your model sooo sweet...I really need to learn how to knit....thank you so much for inspiring at our first HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY linky party...xo

  9. Very sweet. I really need to learn to crochet to make some hats as cute as this! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  10. Such a cute hat - and beautiful photos too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. that's is such a darling hat! your little one makes it look so sweet! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  12. Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)
    I'm so glad you stopped by!

  13. This is so cute and classy! Great job. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

  14. Love this darling hat!! Thank you for sharing and contributing to the link party at


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