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Free Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern

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This women’s cloche hat pattern features a fitted crown and fun frilly brim. The cotton bamboo yarn creates a luxuriously soft beanie that works for crochet chemo caps with a little something extra.

The texture of this top down hat is crocheted simply with half double crochets and slip stitches. The crunch stitch adds just the amount of interest I was looking for in my next Crochet for Cancer hat.

A crochet chemo cap needs to have a solid fabric, without many holes. This makes for a pretty standard beanie, so the texture was important to me here.

Woman with long brown hair smiling in lime green cloche hat.

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The Yarn

For those who need a chemo cap in the summer, using a lightweight fiber is important. For this cloche hat I use Bamboo Pop from Universal Yarns which is 50% bamboo and 50% cotton.

It’s is so soft, stretchy and comes in an array of gorgeous colors. The natural fibers are ideal for summer time, or those who live in warmer climates but still need a full coverage cap.

I love working with this yarn, it is just a dream on your hands, so I can only imagine that it’s silky soft on your scalp as well.

Woman in cotton cloche cap with flower looking up.
It got a little windy (of course) here.

The brim is made wavy by simply adding increases, or more than one stitch at a time. If it’s too wavy for you, do a few less increases. Or to add more ripple, add more increases.

The contrasting stripe you see is done in surface crochet. This means slip stitch on the finished work. It’s super easy.

I give the flower details in the pattern below, but it’s pretty free form. It’s curled around, basically like a rose. Do feel free to adjust to your liking.

You can leave off the dangling tassel. Or the flower altogether.

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Materials:

  • 1 ball (291 yds) each of Bamboo Pop! yarn in Clover and Lime Green, or 250 yds/229m of comparable #3 dk weight yarn.
  • 4mm US Size G-4 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Gauge:

5 hdc X 2.5 rounds of hdc = 1″/ 2.5 cm x 1″/ 2.5 cm

Abbreviations:

MC=Magic Circle

HDC=Half Double Crochet

Ch=chain

ss=slip stitch

Pattern Notes:

  1. Teen/Adult size fits 19″ – 21″ head circumference.
  2. To make a larger or smaller fitting hat, crochet more or less rounds of the increases (Rounds 1-8).
  3. Finished hat height is 8.5″ and is easily adjustable by adding or subtracting more rounds of the repeat.
  4. Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch at the beginning of each round.
  5. This top down hat pattern begins with half double crochets and each round is joined with a slip stitch.
  6. Once the crown increases are complete the main stitch pattern begins with a slip stitch-which is the first stitch so be sure to use a stitch marker.
Crown of hat in green with tape measure.
The crown of the hat increased to 5.5″ here. The cotton bamboo stretches to fit head sizes 19″ to 21″.


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Women's Cloche Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Women's cloche cap in cotton bamboo yarn with feminine details. Free crochet summer beanie pattern.

Materials

  • 1 ball (291 yds) each of Bamboo Pop! yarn in Clover and Lime Green, or 250 yds/229m of comparable #3 dk weight yarn.

Tools

  • 4mm US Size G-4 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

    In Lime Green, start with a Magic Circle.

    1. Round 1: 12 HDC into MC, slip stitch to first HDC to join. (12)
    2. Round 2: Ch 2 (doesn't count as a stitch), 2 HDC in same stitch and in each stitch around, slip stitch to first HDC to join. (24)
    3. Round 3: Ch 2, 2 HDC in same stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, *{2 HDC, 1 HDC}, repeat from * around, slip stitch to first. (36)
    4. Round 4: Ch 2, 2 HDC in same stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, *{2 HDC, HDC 2}, repeat from * around, ss to first. (48)
    5. Round 5: Ch 2, 2 HDC in same stitch, HDC in next 3 stitches, *{2 HDC, HDC 3}, repeat from * around, ss to first. (60)
    6. Round 6: Ch 2, 2 HDC in same stitch, HDC in next 4 stitches, *{2 HDC, HDC 4}, repeat from * around, ss to first. (72)
    7. Round 7: Ch 2, 2 HDC in same stitch, HDC in next 5 stitches, *{2 HDC, HDC 5}, repeat from * around, ss to first. (84)

    Crown of hat in green with tape measure.At this point my circle measured 5 1/2," the bamboo yarn is pretty stretchy so this a good size. If you need a larger hat, add rounds here following the above increase pattern. Or to make a smaller hat leave out a round or two.

    Heart stitch marker to keep track of first stitch.From here the first stitch of each round is a slip stitch. It's helpful to use a stitch marker on the first stitch of each round. Safety pins, a length of yarn, or a clasp earring are options in place of an official stitch marker.

    Slip stitch in first stitch of the round.Half double crochet in next stitch.Round 8: *{slip stitch, HDC}, repeat from * around. No need to join rounds, just mark your first slip stitch of each round. (84)

    Lime green top down crochet beanie with hook.Rounds 9-24: Repeat above round 13 more times.Close up of stitchwork on crochet chemo cap for summer.

    Brim

    Round 25: HDC 28 times, *{2 HDC, HDC 1}, repeat from* 13 more times, HDC 28 times, ss to first HDC to join. (98)

    Round 26: SC in next 33 stitches, HDC in next 32 stitches, SC 33 times, to the end of round, ss to join. (98)

    Round 27: Attach Clover and SC around, ss to join and finish off.

    My hat measures 7" tall with a 1" brim.

    Detail

    1. Work on the outside in surface crochet 4 rows up from the brim edge, join Clover in any stitch.
    2. Slip stitch in each stitch around.
    3. Join to first slip stitch and finish off.Woman in cloche style crochet cap.

    Flower

    1. Cut 3-100" lengths of Clover yarn.
    2. Tie a knot in one end.
    3. Braid the 3 strands.
    4. Leave 2 1/4" of length for tassel and tie in a knot.
    5. Fold the braided strands and twist together. The flower is very free form. I twisted and coiled the braid on itself and sewed it on the hat, just to the right of the brim. Arrange it to your liking. The finished flower measures 1 1/4" X 1 1/4."

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