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Styling With Cloche Hat

History of Cloche

The word cloche translates to bell in French and the bell shaped
cloche hat was invented by a lady named Caroline Reboux. It was very well
received and extremely popular in the late 1920s. It was said to have been
created by felt, where Ms. Caroline used to fix a felt sheet on the client’s
head and shape the cloche in a bell shape according the head size. It was
used to cover the forehead of a lady for the sake of protection. The Bob hair
style is inspired by the cloche. Initially, the cloche hat was big brimmed
and later on it consisted of a tighter fitting bonnet. It fit very snugly and
literally became a fashion icon for women of that era. A few years down the
line and the crochet hats saw some variations, with embellishments and
accessories such as ribbons, pins, beads and feathers being added on to them
to add to the appeal. The outlines of the hat, near the brim area had
fashionable applique work done on them. Embroidered designs were a hit as
well. Some of the more suave versions included cloche hats that were made in
silk, lace and other such fancy material.

Different types of cloche hats:

  1. A flight crochet hat: In this style, the pattern makes use of
    weighted yarn pattern with seamless design and striped
  2. Cabernet Cloche: This cloche hat has heavy and bulky weighed yarn
    and the technique used to create it includes ‘in the round’ detailing.
  3. Sweetheart Cloche hat: This works well for Valentine’s season and
    consists of a contrast colored band at the rim having a heart shaped bow at
    the side.

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