A Fulled Cloche

Or — Make Fulled Hats While You Have A Top Loader

fulled cloche
a fulled cloche [flickr]

After we moved into corporate housing, E (PokingMyEyesOut) discovered that we have a top-loader. My DH told E that she could use it as long as she “brought some pie.”

Well, we had cheese and bread and salad instead of pie, but I couldn’t let her have all the fulling fun, so one hank of Cascade 220 Heathers purchased at the local craft shop (literally around the corner from my usual grocery store) and a few hours of knitting later, I had something to full, too.

The hats fulled quickly and we are both happy with them! You can see E’s here. Hooray!

fulled cloche
another shot [flickr]

Pattern:
St Vincent Cloche, by Fawn Pea. Modified to remove the slit at the back, no contrast at the brim, and to use worsted weight yarn (I CO 106st instead of what the pattern says). Also, I added one round of decreases evenly spaced, just after the back decreases to make it flare a bit more at the bottom. [ravelry pattern page]

Yarn:
Cascade 220 Heathers in 4009 / Aporto with the contrast i-cord band in some leftover cascade 220 in 7822 / Vandyke Brown.

Needles:
Knit Picks Options (metal), US9

Time:
14 Jan 2009 – 24 Jan 2009; knitting was done by 18 Jan 2009.

Thoughts:
The pattern is great and I love how this came out. I like cloches, though I really, really need a haircut! Both my DH and E’s DH were impressed with the hats and the magic of fulling.
[ravelry notes]


More FOs on the way later this week now that I have found my camera battery charger.

3 Comments so far

  1. Julie on January 27th, 2009

    Jess this is beautiful!! I love it!

  2. Deneen on January 28th, 2009

    I think it’s awesome, nice job!

  3. gleek on January 31st, 2009

    so cute!! and i have decided that when we have our own place, we will have a top loader. i HATE HATE HATE the front loader in our current place. argh. it angers me so.