Friday, 1 May 2015

Russian Little Girls Cloche Hat : The Movie!!!

Yes folks, it's true!




Vicki from Off The Hook and I have been working furiously this week to pop our YouTube cherries to bring you a video tutorial for the Russian Little Girls Cloche Hat.

They're not big budget productions by any means and this is my first go at this sort of thing so I hope you'll be kind!


We had received a stack of requests for a video tutorial for this pattern so decided to bite the bullet.

Any helpful feedback will be much appreciated. 

We've had to deliver it in 3 parts due to the length and size of the video.
So without further ado, here are the links:

Part 1:




Part 2:





It's been such a wonderful experience collaborating with Vicki over in jolly old England!  We're great mates now.  We've even managed to have face to face chats on the Skype!  Don't you love the interwebs?! 

So grab yourself a cup of tea, a hook and some yarn and make a hat with us!

I hope you did enjoy my tutorial or any others you've found on my little blog.  Many of my tutorials are free for everyone, however if you'd like to make a little donation, it would be gratefully received and contribute towards future free tutorials!




29 comments:

  1. Brilliant - I agree - It's been great fun! Love your post too!

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  2. Hello I am making the Russian Little Girls Hat and when I follow your pattern for the brim and I include the ch 1 it comes out with like a ruffle on it. I noticed yours doesn't have a ruffle. What am I doing wrong. Thanks for your help Vicki Bavuso Jenkins on FB or kevic2@bigpond.com I have never entered a comment before so don't know if I am doing something wrong. I tried to enter it using Google but it said unknown Google so I am doing it as anonymous.

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  3. I've admired those cute little hats.. bravo to you and Vicki for figuring out the pattern! Now I'm off to watch them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. have you written the pattern out cause its quite hard to follow your video and if you have are you able to send me the link please :)

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    1. Hello. My written instructions can be found up in the tutorials tab of my blog.

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    2. There are only two files in there, one is for the magic ring, and the other is for the invisible decrease. Am I missing it somewhere?

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  5. the video is quite good and easy to follow.

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  6. the only thing is you don't show how to make the flowers

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    1. There are many flower tutorials available online. Xo

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  7. are there any patterns or tutorials for the embellishments on the hats. I am trying to make one 'exactly' like the pink, and have the hat done (that was no problem) but am having trouble with the embellishments. Not the roses or the leaves, but the cord running around the brim...can't see good enough to figure that out. Thanks!

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    1. The edging on the brim is a crab stitch ( reverse single crochet). If you were referring to the cord through the 3 rows of sc before the brim, some people weave in ribbon or a cord of a chain of single crochet.

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  8. In the first video, you say the hat you are making is for a 4 to 6 year old. I need to make one for a 1 year old. How do I adjust the size? Love the videos, by the way - clear and easy to follow.

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    1. Hi there. In the blog post for the written patterns, it says you reduce the number of double crochets in the first round for each 2.5 cm that you want to decrease by.

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  10. Hello from Canada, I just want to say Thank You for the video, I will be brave enough and give it a try!!

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  11. Hi thank you so much for your very helpful videos! I am trying to make adult sized hats. I saw your size chart says to start with 20 double crochets. My question is do I still use a 2.5 hook?

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  12. I have a fully grown woman wanting this hat for herself.Is there a way to increase the work yet kep the delicate look?

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    1. Hi there! I do have a sizing chart for anyone who wants to make larger/smaller hats. You can view it here:http://redhairedamazona.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/russian-cloche-hat-size-guide.html

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  13. LOVE the videos!!!😂 Makes it easier,,,,evenr us lefties😃

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  14. Well hellooo,
    I've just spent a wonderful evening following your most excellent tutorials and am almost down to the brim. Now I'm just popping in this comment to say how easy it was to follow ( once I got over that you call what we call a treble- a double crotchet) but there again, I might well be wrong because I seldom follow patterns now and am probably out is date on that score) anyway, one could simply see it. And then the little moment when you talk about two in a bed perfectly emphasised that key part of the design. So there you have it- a big well done on clarity and a big thank you from lil me all the way over the other side in the Isle of Man. I'm well on the way to having a hat!

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    1. Thank you Petrina! And you can still call them trebles! I have a habit of using US terms (double crochet)in crochet, but many in Australia and the Uk still use UK terms (trebles!) **hugs**

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  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I had so many people send me this hat saying I should make this (little did they know the pattern was in another language)... I just happened to google cloche hat again today & your website popped up!! I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to get started. Just wanted to say thank you again, my 2 year old loves hers, and now I'm making one for my 9 month old. :)

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  16. I worked this pattern just with a larger hook through row 10, but it was flat, not turning down into a hat. What did I do wrong?

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    1. It's hard to say Regina wothout a photo. Feel free to email me one at balibelibear@gmail.com or messaging via my Facebook page.

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