Pretty Cloche Hats Crochet Pattern


Here I present a couple of hat patterns that I have “reverse-engineered” from some photographs sourced from around the web; which were not accompanied by a workable pattern. The final patterns and measurements were derived through trial and error. All of the photos presented here (and related completed projects) are entirely my own work.

The first is a simpler uniform pattern hat, the second a more complex spiral pattern.

An example of my completed projects for each of these is presented at the end of the patterns…

For the flower motifs, I suggest you take a look at the various motif and flower patterns I have collected on my crochet pinterest board.  Pinterest is an excellent resource for patterns, if you haven’t found it already.  I also recommend the online crafting community on Ravelry for more motif patterns.

I suggest a fine cotton yarn and a 2.5 to 3.5mm crochet hook for both of these hats. DO NOT TURN at the end of each round (applies to both hats).
The instructions here are in English (UK) crochet terms.

Main stitches required:

Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Tr = treble crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Ch 1 sp = chain 1 space
Fptr = front post treble crochet (or front raised treble crochet) – work a treble crochet around the post of the stitch on the previous row.

Pattern 1 – Uniform V-Stitch Hat:

For “V stitch” (Vst) do “tr, ch 1, tr” in same stitch.

See Figure 1, below for stitch diagram.

Ch 5, sl st into 1st ch to make a loop.

Round 1:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), 1 tr, ch 1,  in the loop 11 times, sl st into 3rd chain of starting ch 4 to join.

Round 2:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), 1 tr in 1st ch 1 sp, *Vst in next ch 1 sp*, repeat from * to * 10 more times, sl st into 3rd chain of starting ch 4 to join. (12 V’s total).

Round 3:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), 1 tr in 1st ch 1 sp, Vst in space between next two tr (between 2 V’s), *Vst in next ch 1 sp, Vst between next V, Vst in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * to * 4 more times, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4 to join. (18 V’s total).

Round 4:
Ch 4, 1 tr in ch 1 sp, Vst in next ch 1 sp, Vst in next ch 1 sp, Vst in between V, *(Vst in ch 1 sp) 3 times, Vst in between V*, repeat from * to * 4 more times, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4 to join. (24 V’s total).

Round 5:
Ch 4, 1 tr in ch 1 sp, Vst in ch 1 sp, Vst in between V, *(Vst in ch 1 sp) 4 times, Vst in between V*, repeat from * to * 4 more times, (Vst in ch 1 sp) 2 times, sl st to 3rd chof starting ch 4 to join. (30 V’s total).

Round 6:
Ch 4, 1 tr in ch 1 sp, (Vst in ch 1 sp) 4 times, Vst in between V, *(Vst in ch 1 sp) 5 times, Vst in between V*, repeat from * to * 4 more times, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 4 to join. (36 V’s total).

Rounds 7 to 21 (or to desired length):
Ch 4, 1 tr in ch 1 sp, *Vst in ch 1 sp*, repeat from * to * evenly around, sl st to ch 3 of starting ch 4. (36 V’s total).

BRIM:
Rounds 22 to 23:
Dc evenly around.

Round 24:
Dc around, increase every 5th stitch.

Round 25:
Dc around, increase every 6th stitch.

Increase again as you require, then dc evenly around to the desired length of brim.

EDIT: Here’s my first completed V-stitch hat

Figure 1.  V-stitch Hat Pattern.  Note placements of increase V's.  Repeating pattern for each row is highlighted in RED.
Figure 1. V-stitch Hat Pattern. Note placements of increase V’s. Repeating pattern for each row is highlighted in RED.

Pattern 2 – Spiral Pattern Hat:

See Figure 2, below for stitch diagram and photo of my test sample.

Ch 5, sl st into 1st ch to make a loop.

Round 1:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 15 tr in loop, sl st to join. (16 tr total).

Round 2:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), (1 tr, 1 ch in next st) 15 times, sl st to join. (16 tr and 16 ch 1 sp).

Round 3:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 Fptr (Front Post Treble Crochet) around the same stitch of prev row, ch 1, *1 tr in next st, 1 Fptr around same st, ch 1*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join. (32 stitches and 16 ch 1 sp).

Round 4:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), Fptr around next st, ch 1, *1 tr in next st, ch 1, Fptr around next st, ch 1*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join.

Round 5:
Ch 3, 1 tr in same st, ch 1, Fptr around next st (around the Fptr of previous row), ch 1, *2 tr in next st, ch 1, Fptr around prev Fptr, ch 1*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join.

Round 6:
Ch 3, 2 tr in next st, ch 1, Fptr around prev Fptr, ch 1, *1 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, ch 1, Fptr around prev Fptr, ch 1*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join.

Round 7:
Ch 3, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, ch 1, Fptr in prev Fptr, ch 1, *1 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, ch 1, Fptr around prev Fptr, ch 1*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join.

Round 8:
Ch 3, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, ch 2, skip next st, Fptr around prev Fptr, ch 2, *1 tr in 1st tr, 2 tr in 2nd tr, 1 tr in 3rd tr, ch 2 – skip 4th tr – Fptr in prev Fptr, ch 2*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join.

Repeat Round 8 for the desired length of hat – approx 25 repeats. The pattern begins to spiral “backwards” from your starting point.

Work BRIM as for the V-stitch hat, above.

EDIT: Here’s my first completed spiral hat.

Figure 2.  Spiral Stitch Hat Pattern. KEY: Black = chains and treble crochet; Green = front post treble crochet (Fptr). Repeating pattern is highlighted in RED.
Figure 2. Spiral Stitch Hat Pattern.
KEY: Black = chains and treble crochet; Green = front post treble crochet (Fptr).
Repeating pattern is highlighted in RED.
Spiral Pattern Hat - sample crocheted with double knitting wool to see how it works.
Spiral Pattern Hat – sample crocheted with double knitting wool to see how it works.
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29 thoughts on “Pretty Cloche Hats Crochet Pattern”

  1. There must be a special place in heaven for you! Thank you so much! I haven’t started yet but will let you know if I run into anything to share.

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  2. For the spiral hat, I have found that ch 2 instead of ch 3 at the beginning of each round makes a much nicer finished looks. The Ch 2 will stretch a bit and stand up straight against the other dc next to it whereas a ch 3 leaves a bulging look. I’m just saying 📝

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  3. Hi Jules I figured out that I messed up on round 4. Once I went back and fixed that round the hat began to spiral. I just finished the hat itself and it turned out beautifully. Now I have to make the flowers and leaves. I was wondering have you looked at how they did the leaves on the hat because I’d like to know how to do those but I can’t read the pattern. I tried google translate and it doesn’t translate the how pattern.

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    1. Glad it’s working! I’ve not looked at those specific flowers & leaves, but there are a several great patterns over on pinterest. I linked to the selection that I’ve found, but do a search on there for “crochet leaf” and I’m sure you’ll find a load more!

      Out of curiosity, what yarn/hook combo did you use? And what are the dimensions of your finished article?

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  4. I am having a problem getting the spiral hat to spiral. I have followed the pattern but it still doesn’t seem to spiral. Any suggestions on what I can do?

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    1. The only thing I can think of is to ensure that for every repeat of row 8 you are always putting the 4 tr into the first 3 tr of the previous row, and skipping the last one. The finished item will definitely need blocking.

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  5. Hi I was just wondering if you could tell me if round 8 is the last row to increase to make the hat big enough or is it round 7?

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  6. I made the spiral hat and followed the pattern you had but it doesn’t spiral. Thanks for making it clear about the front post treble. I didn’t get that from the Russian version.

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    1. I’m only part-way through making the spiral hat, so will see if it actually spirals or not soon! I know it will probably need blocking. I’ll publish the amendments if I identify what’s up..

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  7. ohmigosh God bless you! my head was exploding trying to understand the Russian or even follow the video. You are a lifesaver!

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  8. Hi, I plan on making these. I am not certain if I use baby yarn or regular yarn. Also, what size crochet hook, mine are letters and not numbers. If I knew, it would save a lot of time by not ripping out and redoing. If anyone knows can you please share. I appreciate. Thanks!

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      1. Yes, it helps very much. I started my hat but, have not finished. Can’t wait to see the final outcome! Thanks

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