Knitting Pattern: Canceled Stamp Cloche

Here is another of the vintage-inspired hat patterns I created in my design frenzy last fall. I named this asymmetrical cloche “canceled stamp” after the 1920s term for a wallflower. The shaping is created using short rows along the bottom edge of the hat, one side is just a little longer than the other. Made of worsted weight yarn so it knits up fairly quickly for a vintage style hat. You can purchase this hat on Etsy. Download a PDF of the pattern at the link below or find it on Ravelry.

Canceled Stamp Cloche

etsy 138

Materials
US 8 16” circular needle
US 8 double-pointed needles
2 skeins worsted/aran weight yarn in coordinating colors (I used KnitPicks Wool of the Andes and Classic Elite Yarns Renaissance from my stash)
Stitch markers

Gauge
16 stitches = 4 inches

Techniques:
Short row shaping: (I will only provide a brief review here as there are numerous tutorials available online.) On a knit row: knit the number of stitches to short row section, slip next stitch onto right needle as if to purl and bring yarn to front of work, return unworked slipped stitch back to left needle and turn work bringing yarn to the front with wrong side facing to begin purl row. On a purl row just wrap the yarn the opposite as you would when purling instead of knitting.

Remember to hide the wraps when you encounter them by knitting them along with the wrapped stitch.

Abbreviations
k = knit
k2tog = knit two stitches together, decrease
p = purl
ssk = slip first stitch as if to knit, slip second stitch as if to purl, knit the two slipped stitches together, decrease
sts = stitches
w&t = wrap yarn and turn work for short row shaping

Notes:
The main body of the hat is knit in the round but the short row shaping section is knit back and forth. Hat uses short row shaping only on one side and is worn asymmetrically as shown in photos.

Directions
Cast on 90 stitches using second color and join in the round. Place stitch marker for start of rounds if desired. Work in garter stitch for two rounds beginning with a purl round. At the start of the next round, change to main color and knit 22 stitches, place second marker (for center of short rows section), knit to start of round.

Begin short row shaping:
1) Knit to 6 stitches past short rows section marker (28 stitches past join in the round marker), wrap yarn and turn work.
2) Purl to 6 stitches past marker, w&t.
3) K to 8 sts past marker, w&t.
4) P to 8 sts past marker, w&t.
5) K to 10 sts past marker, w&t.
6) P to 10 sts past marker, w&t.
7) K to 11 sts past marker, w&t.
8) P to 11 sts past marker, w&t.
9) K to 12 sts past marker, w&t.
10) P to 12 sts past marker, w&t.
11) K to 13 sts past marker, w&t.
12) P to 13 sts past marker, w&t.
13) K to 14 sts past marker, w&t.
14) P to 14 sts past marker, w&t.
15) K to 15 sts past marker, w&t.
16) P to 15 sts past marker, w&t.
17) K to 16 sts past marker, w&t.
18) P to 16 sts past marker, w&t.
19) K to 17 sts past marker, w&t.
20) P to 17 sts past marker, w&t.
21) K to 18 sts past marker, w&t.
22) P to 18 sts past marker, w&t.
23) K to 19 sts past marker, w&t.
24) P to 19 sts past marker, w&t.
25) K to 20 sts past marker, w&t.
26) P to 20 sts past marker, w&t.
27) K to 21 sts past marker, w&t.
28) P to 21 sts past marker, w&t.
29) K to 22 sts past marker, w&t.
30) P to 22 sts past marker, w&t.
31) Knit around.

Continue to work all stitches in stockinette stitch for approximately 3 ¾ inches from unshaped cast on edge.
Begin decrease rounds:
1) K7, k2tog, k7, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
2) K around.
3) K6, k2tog, k6, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
4) K.
5) K5, k2tog, k5, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
6) K.
7) K4, k2tog, k4, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
8) K.
9) K3, k2tog, k3, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
10) K.
11) K2, k2tog, k2, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
12) K.
13) K1, k2tog, k1, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
14) K.
15) K2tog, ssk.* Repeat from * around.

Finish off by pulling yarn through remaining stitches. Be sure to block finished hat so that cast on edge does not roll!

©2013 chloeheartsowls
**Please do not sell or distribute this pattern or finished objects without permission. If anyone has any questions or corrections please email me at chloeheartsowls@gmail.com**

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