The Fellowes Cloche was originally part of The Woolen Rabbit’s yarn club. That year, there was a 1920’s theme and I knew right away what I wanted to design: a cloche. The short hairstyles curling out from underneath long brims have always appealed to me, and no hat is better for demure looks through lowered lashes. Named Fellowes Cloche after the creator of the incredible Downton Abbey, I happily imagine Mary wearing my hat on a crisp fall morning.
I used Kim’s WW Kashmir for the hat – it’s an unspeakably soft blend, in deep, saturated colors. It’s the star of the show, so I kept the hat’s design simple, using a very dense linen stitch to give the brim structure.
19 1/4 (20 1/2, 22 3/4)” circumferene
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
WW Kashmir in color “Clara Bow”; every last scrap of one hank for the largest size.
The hat is worked from the bottom up, in the round. I’ve used short rows to achieve the deep brim, and added a band of linen stitch, sewn on with the WS out, for contrast.