Sadie is a felted cloche, knit in the round. Designed in honor of my great-grandmother who lived through the US’ Great Depression, Sadie’s subtle Art-Deco lace details are meant to be quietly stylish and infinitely wearable. Her soft color and understated beauty will carry you through the day with a bit of graceful panache!
Photo-tutorial instructions are given in the pattern for felting a test swatch and adjusting the hat length in two places to be sure your felted hat comes out perfectly every time. Sadie is a great first lace or first felting project. A simple knit that comes together quickly, it’s as effortless to knit as it is to wear!
Sadie looks great solid colors. This size medium is knit in Cascade 220 Sport Weight in Blue Velvet, and takes just over 1 1/2 skeins.
Shown here in Tracie Too in Sweet Plum, this medium used about 265 yards.
Sadie would be fantastic knit with a same-weight contrasting color for the lace portion. If you decide to go for a contrast band, just be sure to felt a lace swatch to be sure the contrasting yarn felts at the same rate as your main color.
Sadie requires 250-335 yards of 100% animal fiber. Note that superwash and other washable yarns will not felt. All other animal fiber blends should work, with the exception of silk.
I would love to see your finished Sadie Cloches! Please feel free to tag your work on social media with #sadiecloche or #deeprootsknits, or tag me directly on IG with @deeprootsknits. Happy knitting!