The Vine Cloche Felted Hat is a modern cloche with a simple leaf and vine applique. This hat is knit in the round, and then felted in a washing machine. The vine is a felted I-cord, and the leaves are cut from a fabric made from felted knitting. The appliques are attached post-felting with a sewing needle and transparent thread. Complete instructions are provided for making and sewing the appliques, and for felting the hat in a washing machine.
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Kit includes printed & pdf pattern & selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Eco+ by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/478yds): 1 Skein.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 3 Skeins. Closest color match: Frank Ochre. Beautiful variegated colors on super soft merino wool from South America.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125 yds: 2 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed. Mohair adds a shimmer and heathered effect to the yarn, plus a little fuzziness to the finished product.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/
155 yds): 2 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed 3-ply yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 7 business days for your order to arrive at your location.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Adult- Exact sizing can be accomplished through felting process.
YARDAGE: 250 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - felting
NEEDLES: Size US 10 / 6mm 16" circular needle & set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, sewing needle & thread, Fiberfill, balloon, or ball (for wet blocking)
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop