Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern DIY Tutorial

Quote for wearing the hatCrochet cloche hat pattern tutorialI 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.

Continue reading to explore more…. 

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:

Crochet cloche hat DIY tutorial

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).

Cloche crochet hat tutorial back view

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!

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21 Responses to Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern DIY Tutorial

  1. handstitch says:

    You already know how much I love hat. This lined cloche is so perfectly designed and fitting. I have always liked hats lined. Thanks for the tutorial, Laura. Another terrific DIY ;D

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  3. Valerie says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thank you for using your time and talent to help those of us who can’t figure these kinds of things out–I really appreciate you and I am going to the yarn shop NOW!!!

  4. Salma says:

    Okay so when are you going to release a craft book?! I’m waiting! This is fantastic!

  5. Sarah, Valerie and Salma – thank you so much for your encouraging words! They make it so worthy to have spent the time on putting the pattern in writing which was muuuuuch bigger challenge than making the hat :-) I have to learn so much more….

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  7. Rachelle says:

    Wow! I think your cloche is fabulous! I love the band pattern and it is perfect with the coat(equally fab looking)! The pics and instructions are very detailed. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Marilee says:

    I love the hat design with it’s jaunty brim, but don’t know the yarn you used. Who makes it? What is it’s weight if I must substitute another yarn? Thank you in advance for the information.

    • Marilee, I used the yarn from thrift store, I have not seen this brand (Schulana, Filana Merino) in the shops. You will certainly need to substitute with something else. It is Pure Wool, the ball of 50 g had length of 125 meters, it was appropriate to crochet it with European size crochet 3.5 or 4. I would be quite confident about choosing substitute yarn – as long as it has about the same material (pure wool) weight and length. If you want – you can send me the picture of your chosen yarn together with hook to see the proportions, then I could let you know if it looks about the same what I used.

      • Marilee says:

        thanks for the information. I think the weight yarn you used is similar what we in the USA call DK weight, or possibly a light worsted, which usually calls for a 3.5 or 4 size hook. I’ll give it a try.

  9. Cynthia says:

    Thank you for posting this! It’s a beautiful hat I can’t wait to make!
    cynthia

  10. karen says:

    I opened the pattern for PDF and it comes out in another format. I cant read anything from, it..is it my computer or your format setting. Help I love this hat!

    • firegoodness says:

      Hello Karen, I do not know what is the reason that you can not open the pattern in pdf. I just checked on 2 different computers and it worked. Send me e-mail to aboutgoodness(at)gmail(dot)com and I will e-mail the file to you.

  11. Jannie Davis says:

    Know a super easy tutorial to learn to crochet? Recovering from brain surgery. Need very simple instructions. Crochet for children perhaps? Love the items on your site. How very generous of you to share!

    • firegoodness says:

      Jannie, I do not know any specific tutorial for learning to crochet, but I have seen that youtube has many different tutorials for learning to crochet. I am sure, you will find there something useful.

    • Gigi Lee says:

      I find the library a great place to find written instructions for crochet. What state are you in? I ask because I would like to help you. I’m in Everett Washington. Good luck.

  12. Carmen says:

    I love, love, love your cloche. I have started one and have only the brim left to do. Your directions have been easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • firegoodness says:

      Carmen, thank you so much for this feedback! It was a crazy work of 4 days to put this pattern together. I am happy it is of use. And I hope that you will manage making the brim – I had no idea how to explain it any better than I did.
      I would love to see your hat if you are fine to share it! :-)

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