The Storybrook cloche was inspired by one of my latest show-series obsessions, Once Upon a Time, the actresses are always wearing gorgeous hats! Choose any episode and they have a new hat, I want to have a wardrobe full of hats, one for each day of the year, or at least a full month’s worth! The lace section is only 8 rounds, after that it is just a matter of knitting and purling to the very end! Go ahead, give it a try!
YARN: 130-150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Galapagos color was used in sample.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette
SIZE: Sample fits a head that measures up to 21 inches.
STITCHES: K: Knit Stitch P: Purl Stitch
k2tog: knit two stitches together (to decrease)
ssk: slip, slip, knit (to decrease)
psso: pass slip stitch over
Cast on 80 sts, join to work in the rnd .
Rnd 1: p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * .
Rnd 3: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 5 and 7: *k9, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 6: *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from *
Rnd 8: *k9, p1; rep from *.
Repeat Rnd 8 until cloche measures 8 inches from cast on edge.
Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from *. (40sts rem).
Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.
Rep last two rnds (20sts remain).
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Steam block to make the scallops more prominent. Tip: Pin down each scallop at the center point then steam down.