This pattern knits up into a lovely and stylish cloche cap or beanie. The cap is snug and warm as well as both soft and lightweight. It’s perfect for spring or fall weather. I’ve called it a Belt Loop because the garter stitches running through it appear to be a belt running through loops.
It seemed like the perfect cap to make for a mother and daughter, so the pattern contains a total of four different versions with varying dimensions and depths. In general, the child’s version is shallower and has narrower ribbing than the adult version. But, because you can mix and match the pattern elements, in effect, you end up with the possibility of four different hats.
1. Daughter’s hat with 2” ribbing and shallow depth
2. Daughter’s hat with 4” ribbing and shallow depth
3. Mother’s hat with 2” ribbing and deeper depth
4. Mother’s hat with 4” ribbing and deeper depth
Things to know about knitting this pattern:
The pictured child’s hat used a bit less than one skein (100 yards) of a lightweight cotton yarn. The adult hat pictured used a bit more than one skein of the same yarn. So, if you wish to make a pair of hats, 200 yards will get you ready to knit!
Size US 8 circular needles (16” long)
Size US 8 double pointed needle (dpn) – one set of five needles
About the Author
Tracy Zhang began knitting at age four when her mother introduced her to a skilled knitting teacher, Mrs. Kay Wunderlich. Since then Tracy has knitted primarily for self, family, and friends. In 2008, after retirement, she began selling her original patterns.
Always inspired by traditional Aran patterns and designs, Tracy acknowledges that nearly all her creations contain Aran design elements. It is an indulgence to which she gives free rein.
If you have any questions about Tracy's patterns, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments, questions and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.