I'm awfully excited about this little hat.
The Sprig Cloche is a face-framing hat design with a sprig of foliage gracefully wrapping around the asymmetrical brim. The brim is first knit flat, then stitched together at the ends. Stitches are picked up along one side and knit up in the round to create the body of the hat. It is a fun pattern with interesting construction, and an elegant result!
This is the second time I have had the privilege of working with The Fibre Co. Acadia yarn. What a wonderful, luxurious yarn to knit with.
(fits 20-22” / 50-60 cm head circumference)
Brim Circumference: approx 20” / 50 cm unstretched
The Fibre Company Acadia [60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yd / 133 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein]; color Amber; 2 skeins or approx 225 yd / 200 m of a dk weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Rowan Felted Tweed DK
1 set of US5 / 3.75 mm straight needles for brim
1 16” / 40 cm US6 / 4 mm circular needle for body of hat
1 set of US6 / 4 mm double pointed needles
Stitch markers in 2 different colors
21 sts / 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette st on US6 / 4 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.