Tuppence’s Aran Cloche

Tuppence’s Aran Cloche

DOK_PAT7: $5.00 CDN


Head Size:
Small: 51 cm (20 in) head circumference
Medium: 56 cm (22 in) head circumference
Large: 61 cm (24 in) head circumference

Small: 160 m (175 yd) of DK or heavy DK weight yarn
Medium: 180 m (197 yd) of worsted weight yarn
Large: 200 m (220 yd) of worsted or aran weight yarn

Small: 3.5 mm (US size 4)
Medium: 4 mm (US size 6)
Large: 4.5 mm (US size 7)
Or size to obtain the gauge listed below.

40 or 51 cm (16 or 20 in) circular needle; set of five double pointed needles.

In stockinette over 10 cm (4 in)
Small: 22 sts and 32 rows
Medium: 20 sts and 28 rows
Large: 18 sts and 24 rows

This hat is named after the fictional character Tuppence Beresford, who was created by mystery writer Agatha Christie.

In her stories, Tuppence always had a hat to match the mood and circumstances of the mysteries she and her husband Tommy were solving. She also was quite the knitter in her mid to later years!

I feel she would have liked this cloche. It is simple and elegant on the surface, but with many interesting details underneath to create that illusion. Very much like Tuppence herself.

The pattern is the same for all sizes of the cloche. Changes in needle size and gauge alter the final size of the cloche.

This pattern is exclusively for sale at Patternfish.

Yarn Suggestions
The cloche is knitted using DK weight to Aran weight yarns, using between 160-200 meters of yarn

The white hat was made in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and the purple hat was made in Rowan Calmer.

The following yarns have been tested with good results.
Elspeth Lavold – Silky Wool
65% Wool, 35% Silk
50 g (1.75 oz), 176 m (193 yd) – 1 skein

Rowan – Calmer
75% Cotton, 25% Acrylic
50 g (1.75 oz), 160 m (175 yd) – 1 ball

Green Mountain Spinnery – Sylvan Spirit
50% Wool, 50% Tencel
57 g (2 oz), 165 m (180 yd) – 1 skein

Green Mountain Spinnery – Mountain Mohair
40% Fine Wool, 30% Medium Wool, 30% Fine Mohair
57 g (2 oz), 128 m (140 yd) – 1.5 skeins

Cascade – Cascade 220
100% Wool
100 g (3.53 oz), 200 m (220 yd) – 1 skein

Special Thanks
To Joan Kass for test knitting and help with pattern corrections.