Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)



Show only printer-friendly patterns

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Knitting Needle Size

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • 1 or 2.25 mm
  • 2 or 2.75 mm
  • 3 or 3.25 mm
  • 4 or 3.5 mm
  • 5 or 3.75 mm
  • 6 or 4 mm
  • 7 or 4.5 mm
  • 8 or 5 mm
  • 9 or 5.5 mm
  • 10 or 6 mm
  • 10.5 or 6.5 mm
  • 11 or 8 mm
  • 13 or 9 mm
  • 15 or 10 mm
  • 17 or 12.75 mm
  • 19 or 15 mm
  • 35 or 19 mm
  • 50 or 25 mm
  • Circular Knitting Needles
  • Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)


Classic Inaugural Cloche

By: Erin Hamilton from Piper's Quilts
Updated November 28, 2022

Feel as glamorous as can be even when it's chilly out. This Classic Inaugural Cloche was designed to match a similar hat worn by an anchorwoman covering President Obama's election, and I must say - we love it! Once your hat is complete, you'll enjoy sporting this timeless piece every single day of winter. You will also need U.S. size 0 (24") circular needles to complete this project.


Knitting Needle Size1 or 2.25 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Obama is out and Trump is in now so its time to pull out some Trump patterns. I am sure someone can duplicate an item worn to this new partys inauguration? This is a lovely hat and I am USA all the way. As the designer of this hat states this is the little black dress of hats. If made in the correct color this could match all of your outfits.

I have not made the hat yet but the instructions looks fairly simple. I like knitting with small needles. It adds a nice texture to the finished product. Of course this won't be a quickie pattern because of the size of the needles but this will be a hat that will hold its shape and last. I like the border the best with the tie. You can also do it in a coordinating color. Thank you.

I was interested in this pattern, and when I looked at the original I saw that the yarn weight listed above on this page is incorrect. The Rowan yarn used for the hat pattern is actually fingering weight or super fine (1). That weight would make sense also with the small size 1 needles.

Hello 3cats2love, we have adjusted the yarn weight for this pattern. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Rainbow Striped Knit Slipper Pattern

This knit slipper pattern is so cozy and colorful. Using bright rainbow yarn, this free knitting pattern will teach you how to knit… Continue reading: "Rainbow Striped Knit Slipper Pattern"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Do Not Sell My Personal Information Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It