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Free Patterns >> Charleston Cloche

Designed by Kim Guzman
 
Hat measures 21" circumference x 11" tall (unfolded). Flower measures 4" across (at widest).
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ "Washable Ewe": 1 ball 3540 Currant
 
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.
 
GAUGE: Round 1 of Hat = 1 1/2" across; Rounds 1 and 2 of Hat = 2 1/2" across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 
Special Stitches
Beg-Cl = Beginning Cluster – (first leg) Yo, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yo, and draw through 2 loops on hook; (2nd leg) yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through 3 remaining loops on hook.
Cl = Cluster – Yo, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice (2 loops remain on hook).
2Cltog = 2 Cluster Together – (first leg) Cl in indicated st (2 loops remain on hook; (2nd leg) Cl in next indicated st (3 loops remain on hook), yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
3Cltog = 3 Cluster Together – (first leg) Cl in indicated st (2 loops remain on hook; (2nd leg) Cl in next indicated st (3 loops remain on hook); (3rd leg) Cl in next indicated st (4 loops remain on hook), yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
 
NOTE: Hat and flower are worked with right side facing at all times. Do not turn at the end of rounds.
 
HAT
Ch 3; slip st in first ch from hook to form a ring.
 
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 10 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—11 dc.
 
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each remaining dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—22 dc.
 
Round 3: Ch 2, Beg-Cl working first leg in same st as join, ch 3, Cl in back bar of 3rd ch from hook (horizontal Cl made – 2 loops remain on hook), Cl in same st as 2nd leg of previous Beg-Cl (3 loops remain on hook), Cl in next dc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, *ch 3; 3Cltog working first leg in back bar of 3rd ch from hook, 2nd leg in same dc as last leg of previous Cl, and 3rd leg in next dc; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3; 3Cltog working first leg in back bar of 3rd ch from hook, 2nd leg in same dc as last leg of previous Cl, and 3rd leg in slip st join of previous round; ch 3, Beg-Cl in back bar of 3rd ch from hook; join with slip st in base of first horizontal Cl—22 horizontal Cl.
 
Rounds 4–12: Ch 2, 2Cltog working first leg in same st as join and 2nd leg at base of next horizontal Cl, *ch 3; 3Cltog working first leg in back bar of 3rd ch from hook, 2nd leg in same st as last leg of previous Cl, and 3rd leg in base of next horizontal Cl; repeat from * 18 more times, ch 3; 3Cltog working first leg in back bar of 3rd ch from hook, 2nd leg in same st as last leg of previous Cl, and 3rd leg in slip st join of previous round, ch 3, Beg-Cl in back bar of 3rd ch from hook; join with slip st in base of first horizontal Cl—22 horizontal Cl.
Fasten off.
 
FLOWER
Ch 3; slip st in first ch to form a ring.
 
Round 1: [Sc in ring, ch 3] 6 times; join with slip st in first ch-3 space—6 sc and 6 ch-3 spaces.
 
Round 2: Ch 1, 5 sc in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in first sc—6 petals.
 
Round 3: Working behind the petals of Round 2, [slip st around post of next sc of Round 1, ch 3] 6 times; join with slip st in first ch-3 space.
 
Round 4: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in first sc—6 petals.
 
Round 5: Working behind petals of Round 4, ch 5, [skip next sc of Round 4, slip st around post of next sc of Round 4, ch 5] 5 times; join with slip st in first ch-5 space.
 
Round 6: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 space around; join with slip st in first sc—6 petals.
Fasten off.
 
FINISHING
Fold back brim. Using photograph as a guide, sew flower to hat. Weave in ends.
 
(4 Medium) STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ "Washable Ewe" Art. T103 available in 3.5 oz (100 g), 183 yd (167 m) balls.
 
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch (es); [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * =repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; () = work directions in parentheses into same st.
 
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