Today after all of my household chores were tended to I was able to turn my attention to the nubby brim cloche I began yesterday.
Made with a double worsted weight cotton and one of Eileen Tepper’s amazing hat patterns, one of the great charms of the nubby brim cloche is the texture created by working a half double crochet stitch first through the front loop, and then through the back loop.
The resulting fabric is both more textured and has more drape than the traditional half double crochet stitch worked through both loops.
I had made substantial progress on this hat yesterday, and the crochet force seemed to be with me today as well, even though, I inadvertently made a mistake while working on the brim.
I did not notice the error until several rows later, but even with frogging and redoing, the hat was done by early afternoon:
For the finishing touch, however, instead of making a long chain to use as a ribbon, I went into my ribbon stash and selected a red and an orange that I thought looked particularly fetching when paired together:
Now that I have this hat done, I need to take whatever crochet mojo I’ve got and convert it into finished projects.
5 thoughts on “Another nubby brim cloche”
its very early and I was up late last night are you actually doing the HDC in the front loop and then immediately into the back loop? And if so: is there any reason to do the front before doing the back? I actually grabbed a piece of scrap yarn and my Etimo 5.5 to see how it looks…..
On the stitches that have an increase, you do exactly as you describe, you work one stitch into the front loop and one stitch into the back loop.
There is no particular reason I know of that you have to start with the front loop, but you have to consistently work from front to back.
Also, I have never tried working it in rows, (as opposed to in the round). Now you’ve got me curious!
What a CUTE hat and cool technique!
Love your hat! What a happy color!
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