1920's Cloche Hat Crochet Pattern

If I could go back to anytime in history I'd probably travel to the 1920's!
The Swing music and catchy Charleston, the unforgettable hats and fashion and Walt Disney's film debut are just a few of the many reasons I love the roaring twenties!

Unfortunately I don't own a time machine, so I guess I'll just have to settle with Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby to quench my ever growing thirst.
However, I have to admit that while wearing this cloche hat with my mary jane heels I truly felt like a flapper... And it was wonderful!

I would highly encourage you to listen to this little collection of some of my favourite swing music while crocheting this cloche hat... Trust me, it will make the experience that much more enjoyable!

If you did own a time machine, what era would you travel to?



What You'll Need
6.00mm Crochet Hook
125g Bulky Yarn {12ply} - I used Lincraft Veronica
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 48 half double crochets now.
Round 7~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 56 half double crochets now.
Round 8 - 17~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 18~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in the round only in the back loop.} *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 64 half double crochets now.


Round 19~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 79 half double crochets now.
Round 20~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around, making sure to crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the last 2 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 93 half double crochets now.
Round 21~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around, making sure to crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the last 2 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 103 half double crochets now.
Round 22~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Rosette ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 49 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 1, skip 2 chains from your hook, then crochet Single Crochets all across, into every chain.
Row 2~ Chain 3, skip 2 stitches and then crochet a Slip Stitch into the third stitch. 
*Chain 2, skip 2 stitches and then crochet a Slip Stitch into the third stitch. Repeat from the * mark all across.
Row 3~ *Chain 1 then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet, 1 Double Crochet and 1 Half Double Crochet into the first loop you made in the previous row. Slip Stitch down into the loop. Then crochet a Slip Stitch into the next loop. Repeat from the * mark all across, making sure to finish off with a Slip Stitch. {Note: These will be your flower petals.}
Fasten off, making sure to cut the strand of yarn at about 16 inches {Note: You'll need it later on}.
To form your flower, lay your long strip of petals down in a circle, working your way in.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, start sewing the flower together using the 16 inch strand of yarn you leftover before.
Once you've sewed your flower together, sew the flower onto your hat.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this pattern for a fashionable flapper hat!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting,




78 comments:

  1. Love it! Roaring 20's,an Era with Class! Thank you for sharing your talent again,I don't get to visit here often enough. I will make this one,Fall will be here before we know it! I might even try to use a lighter yarn for this summer,Cute and Classy hat.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you love it! :D

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  2. I really love this hat!! Thank you so much for the pattern! I love your blog and your patterns

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    1. Aww thank you Sylvia! I'm hoping to create more 1920's inspired crochet patterns in the future :)

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  3. Any tips on keeping my seam straight? I always have this problem with patterns involving hdc's. I adore this hat..thanks for the pattern!

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    1. I've found that not counting the chain as a stitch, starting in the same stitch as your chain, and ending in the first stitch helps hide your seam.

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    2. Yay!!!!! I'm so very, very glad to see this post!!!! I've done the first 12 rows or so and had the post beautiful curve of a seam. I've taken it out and redone it, taken it out and redone it, and taken it out and redone it. Not counting the chain was going to be my last and final attempt. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. HELP! I adore this pattern and I cant keep the seam straight either! I tried what tiffany k said to do too and it still isnt straight!!!

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  4. Thank you for the pattern and the music. I love the twenties.

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    1. What is the music on the Video?

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  5. This is such a cute hat, thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  6. I used to have a hat like this in college in the exact same color. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I look forward to making it!

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  7. Love it!!! But I'm nervous to start it without being able to double-check my gauge. Would you perchance have a gauge measurement?

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    1. The gauge is approx 5 stitches and 4 rows in half double crochets = 2 inches.
      Hope this helps!

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  8. Hi Olivia
    Beautiful hat !! Stunning :)
    I want to have a go at making it but I only have 10 ply chunky wool - do you think it would turn out ok if I added maybe 2 more increase rows and a couple more rows for depth ???
    Any advice would be wonderful :)
    Cheers
    Kelly

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    1. Yes, you should be able to adapt it :)
      Just remember to use a smaller hook, to achieve the same tight felted looked.

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  9. I love this pattern, I can't wait to make it myself. :) However, I have a rather large head and typically have to add stitches to each row to ensure its fit. So I was wondering, would you mind telling the circumference? Thanks

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    1. The circumference is 21.5", though it can easily stretch to fit 22.5" - 23".
      If it's to small, try adding an extra row. After Row 7, repeat it. But the second time you crochet Row 7, crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches... Not 5.
      Hope this helps!

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    2. Thanks so much for your help! :)

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  10. What would be the equivalent to an American bulk weight yarn? 5 or 6? I really want to try this pattern out!

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    1. Hello Charlotte! It would be the equivalent of 6. Try looking for yarn that's between 55 - 75 meters per a 100g.

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  11. Beautiful hat! I'd love to try it, but am not sure about size. I have a very large head and rare is the hat that can fit me. Circumference is 24"--can you suggest a yarn weight/hook size to achieve a bigger hat?
    Thanks!

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  12. Hi Olivia
    Just a quick question - as I'm newish to crochet - but totally addicted :)
    On rows 8 - 17 do I still do a HDC in the same stitch as the chain 2 ??
    Cheers
    Kelly

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    1. Hello Kelly,
      While crocheting this hat, I did NOT HDC in the same stitch as the chain 2 on rows 8 - 17 :)

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  13. I love this hat and have made 2 this week since finding the pattern last weekend, but am finding that my brim has a ruffle to it and is not flat like yours. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!!
    Melissa

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    1. Melissa that happened to me too! After trying several times here's what I came up with:
      1st round of the brim (after the "back loop only" round): ch 2, hdc in same st (3hdc, 2 hdc in next st) around, sl st to join (same as before).
      2nd round: ch 2, hdc in same st (8hdc, 2hdc in next st) around, sl st to join.
      3rd round: ch 2, hdc in same st (12 hdc, 2 hdc in next st) around, sl st to join.
      4th round: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off.

      I did remove a round from the brim to improve visibility. I also removed a round from the crown to raise the brim a bit, and used a size smaller hook.

      Hope this helps!

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  14. I have made a lot of different hat patterns for chemo patients and this is my favorite. Thank you so very much ��

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  15. I'm really into making hats, but I prefer using soft, medium-weight yarn. How can I adapt this pattern using medium-weight yarn?

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  16. Great pattern

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  17. I love this pattern, I would very much like to make one for my sister for her birthday. I crochet while I am traveling and therefore need to work from a printout. How can I print the pattern?

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    1. Try copying it into a word document and click "Print". I've added a "Print" button to my blog many times before, but somehow it always disappears.. Sorry!

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  18. I am in Alaska and will be crocheting all the way back to Texas. Love the pattern! Am I missing something or is there no row 21?

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    1. Whoops, that little typo is my fault! haha
      Thank you for letting me know, I'll go fix it now :)

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  19. Hi, I love your hat. I am new to crocheting ... and french so I have few questions : When you say "then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch", do you mean to do that first half double crochet in the slip stitch?
    Also, what are your recommandations if I use Aran weight yarn (I guess 10 plys)?

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  20. hi, i cannot download the pattern:(((

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  21. Dear Olivia,
    Thank you for sharing the pattern, it is really lovely and fitting for that era. I do hope to do one. Carolynn.

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  22. Just copy and paste into a Word document.

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    1. http://www.printfriendly.com/ lets you print anything from anywhere. I just used it here and it worked beautifully

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  23. New to crocheting as well and i am wondering what you mean when you say "then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch" Thanks a lot :)

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    1. That means that in the stitch you Chained 2, you need to crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch.

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  24. Dear Olivia, it's lovely! Have youba draw pattern? I'm spanish and i can't explain better, sorry.

    Kisses.

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  25. I would appreciate a reply on adapting this pattern to medium weight yarn. Thanks, Olivia.

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    1. Hello!
      Sorry for the late reply, I've been in hospital for a few days, and it's been hard keeping up with everything.
      After Round 7, keep increasing (Example, round 8 crochet 6 HDC's between an increase. round 9 crochet 7 HDC's between increase. etc.) till your hat measures between 6.5 - 7 inches in diameter. Then crochet rounds of just 1 HDC into every stitch all around till your hat measures 7.5 inches in height. Then crochet the brim.

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    2. Thank you, Olivia.

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  26. Hi, can you please tell me if these are US or UK stitches. :) can't wait to get going on it.

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    1. All my patterns are in US terms :)

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    2. Super cute pattern, Olivia. I am looking forward to making it!!

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  27. Hello Olivia,
    Love the hat! Made one for my niece. But I don't like how the brim ruffles. I'm wondering if maybe I used the wrong type of yarn. I used Patons Shetland chunky (5). What kind of yarn is Lincraft Veronica? Is it thicker or stiffer than Patons? I'd like to try again. Should I try a chunkier yarn (6)? Please let me know. Thank you:)

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    1. Hello
      Maybe try a thicker yarn? I usually use yarn that suggests crocheting with a 7.00mm or a 8.00mm hook when crocheting cloche hats, as they give that thick, felted look when crocheted with a 6.00mm hook.
      Hope this helps a bit,
      Olivia

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    2. Thanks Olivia! I will definitely try that:)
      Btw, I love all your patterns.

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  28. I can not figure out how to make the flower. I have the strip, don't know how to sew it into a flower.

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    1. Hello Laura, I have another flower tutorial similar to this one, with a few photos to help you out --> http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2012/03/flower-power.html

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  29. I'm re-learning crocheting (havn't done it since my first child 6 yrs ago.. and I am wondering on getting started I watched your youtube videos and I am having hard time 7 chains hdc into a 3 chain stitch. Can you elaborate a little more please.

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  30. Cute hat. You have a very unusual way of holding your hook and yarn.

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  31. Just finished it and it turned out great I used 2 worsted weight yarn held togathet I am a tight crocheter so it's very sturdy but I love it. Instead of SC on the edges I did slip stitch in the 3rd loop I like the effect. Thanks for the pattern.

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  32. When I went to the Lincraft site, there was no mention if they would mail to the United States. Do you know if they would? Has anyone ordered this yarn to be shipped to the US? If so, what was the charge?

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  33. ahhh... Im going to jump... I used a 6 mm hook and super bulky yard ( 6) it is HUGE...I ripped it apart and left out row 7 and continued from there...still big...im going to rip it all apart again and try a smaller hook...the back seam is not straight either, IM not sure what Im doing wrong ...do you have a video of you making this hat by chance ??

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  34. Hi Olivia, thank you for this beautiful pattern. I really love it. God bless you :)

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  35. Thank you so much for the pattern! I love it and am having a lot of fun trying to make it. I'm new to your blog and am excited about all the different things to make! :)

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  36. Well, I finally finished the hat I made for myself and I love it! I only had trouble with the flower--for whatever reason I just couldn't get it to look right so I followed other directions for a three teir flower and that looked great. Thanks so much for this pattern! I'm half way through a second hat!

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  37. Olivia So So appreciate your lovely cloche - As you wear it so elegantly, I am tempted to make one. Since I struggle with the brims and increases on cloches, I am reading comments for additional assistance. Thank you.

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  38. On row 18 where it says work in the back loops only, is it just for that one row or do you continue to work the remaining brim of the hat in the back rows?

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  39. Thank you for sharing this 1920's hat. It is exactly what I was looking for.

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  40. Can anyone who has made this hat help me with my question I posted above. On row 18 where it says work in the back loops only, is it just for that one row or do you continue to work the remaining brim of the hat in the back rows? Thanks guys :)

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    1. You ONLY crochet row 18 into the back loop :)

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    2. The Time machine question? Hmmm, I actually have several periods which would suit me just fine, Colonial Times, Victorian, '20-40's.The color of this hat is so pretty. Do you think this could be fashioned up with Caron's Simply Soft medium weight yarn. Larger hook would need to be used I suspect. I'd like your opinion. Thank you for sharing your patterns.

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  41. Back to row 18 - are you working the stitch around the post or actually in the back loop? (The photo looks like both loops are forward.) I love this hat and can't wait to wear it!

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  42. Hi, this is a fab pattern, thanks for sharing. I've just made it, but the brim part is all wavy, any idea why?

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    1. Hello Tina,
      You could be crocheting the stitches too loosely... Maybe try crocheting the stitches a bit tighter?
      Olivia

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  43. I stumbled onto your site and was immediately taken by the 1920's cloche hat. I've made 5 of them for my daughters/dtrs-in-law. They pair nicely with fingerless gloves found at theanarchistknitter. The set can be made up in one day...the patterns are easy, well written and great for gifts! Thank you so much for sharing. LadyDi

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  44. Thanks Olivia, I'll take it apart and try again. I'm using chunky wool, which should be thick enough.

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  45. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but I am quite inexperienced... do you turn after each round?

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    1. No, you do not. You just join with a slip stitch in the top stitch of your first chain in the previous row, then chain 2, and do your next row around. It is helpful if you count the stitches as you finish each row to be sure you have not skipped or added a stitch. It takes a little time, but is worth it so your hat will turn out right. Stitches added or skipped here and there in a pattern will multiply as you do on, and the hat will not be right!

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  46. Thanks so much for this darling, easy pattern. I just finished making it as a Christmas gift for my 15 year old granddaughter, Faith. She loves hats of all kinds, and I know she will be thrilled with this one. It was very quick to make, and I finished it in a day!

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  47. I just saw this pattern for the first time 2 weeks ago... so far I've made two.. one for a grandma and her little nine year old mini me and I have orders for four more. It by far is my co-workers' favorite hat and it works up so easily and nicely.. thank you

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  48. I just found this pattern. My lovely niece has just finished 2 rounds of chemo & I've been searching for something that was as beautiful & classy as she is. Thank you.

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  49. I cant keep the dang seam straight :(

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