1920's Great Gatsby Inspired Cloche Hat Crochet Pattern

Who here loves the Great Gatsby?... -raises hand in air- "I do, I do!"
There's something about the dazzling decor, glamorous dresses and endless drama that never ceases to entertain me and my love for all things vintage! 
Recently I've seen dozens of Gatsby inspired parties and outfits, so I thought it would be fun to create a hat inspired by that wonderful era!


What You'll Need
6.00mm Crochet Hook
125g Bulky Yarn {12ply} -  I used Moda Vera Elenna
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.

Attach yarn to the last stitch of round 17. {Note: You'll want to crochet rounds 18 - 21 from the inside of the hat, not the outside.}
Round 18~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *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 7 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 72 half double crochets now.
Round 20~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 21~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. 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,



22 comments:

  1. Oh I love this. Think I might try this in the coming week. Thank you for sharing. X

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  2. When you say "Note: You'll want to crochet rounds 18 - 21 from the inside of the hat, not the outside.", do you mean that we will turn our work so that the inside of the hat is facing us? I'm not quite sure what to do here.

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  3. Great question? I'm not quite sure either

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  4. I think "want to crochet rounds 18-21 from the inside means pretty much this (maybe simpler way to instruction): At the end of round 17, chain 2 and turn the work (which means you are heading in the backwards direction on the (other side - i.e. inside of the hat. You could actually turn the hat inside out after you finish Row 17..chain 2, turn and do row 18 "backward" (rather than in the round like 1-17)..turn the hat inside out, and do rows 18-21 in the 'round'. When done, turn the hat back - right side out.

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  5. What does it mean to chain two and then double crochet into the "same stitch"? Thanks!

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  6. Dear Olivia,thank you for this nice pattern,with clear and precise instruction! I finish my hat for 3 hours and it is so nice. Only that I change is start row-I started first with chain 2,like you write,but it loooked so bad where every row is finishing,so I started with chain 1,and my hat is perfect. Wish you success in your work,and hope you give us some interesting new pattern :-)

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  7. I am a novice I love the pattern are the crochet instructions in British terminology or US?

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  8. This is a beautiful hat and pattern, very easy to follow...however when I made my hat it turned out to be huge. Could my tension have been too loose?

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    1. My tension is pretty even, so if your is usually on the looser side, maybe try using a smaller hook? Your increase circle should measure roughly 6.5 inches in diameter, before you crochet rounds of single half double crochets.
      Hope this helps!

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  9. Beautiful! You look like a doll so cute and wonderful.Like the hat simple and chic.Love this blog.Thanks for the great post!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! :D

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  10. Hi, can I ask what you mean by "Attach yarn to the last stitch of round 17."?

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  11. Great pattern, I have a very small head so used aran with 6mm hook, just added 6 rows in the body and 2 extra increasing rows on the brim. Looks great.

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  12. I just want to make sure, by "bulky" you mean weight # 4?

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  13. Just finished this hat in a light blue and it is lovely. Have also made your 1920's Cloche hat a couple of times. Thanks for all your great free patterns you are such an inspiration to such a novice as myself. I only started crocheting less than a year ago and can't stop, it's like an addiction !!!! Xx

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  14. You are so gorgeous. When I look at you, I think "My pretty". You brighten my day for sure. I love your patterns and your blog. but wish they were printer friendly. At 70 years old almost, I need all the help I can get. Thanks for sharing. Sure brightens my world. Betty

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  15. 125g of bulky yarn unfortunately wasn't enough for me to completely finish the pattern (I used Loops and Threads: Woolike Chunky) though I did get through row 18. I didn't have time to run and get more yarn so I just single crocheted a border out of matching yarn and finished it off. It looks absolutely darling! Giving it to my Great Aunt who has cancer, so I think it'll make her feel pretty ^_^ Thank you for posting the pattern!

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  16. Hey there, thank you for the amazing patterns. I am using 4.5 to 5.5mm hooks and would like to know how to adapt this pattern, because it comes out too loose thanks!

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  17. Congratulation, those are amazing cloche crochet. I love that. Beautiful.

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  18. Is there a way to adapt this to a 4.25mm hook? Thanks.

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