There are 603 Ravelry patterns under the category Knitting> Hat> Cloche.
Cloche is french for bell, and the hats do resemble little bells: tight against the scalp, typically with a band or seam that gives way to a slightly flared brim. The hat should be worn low across the eyes and look flirty:
I was really disappointed to see how many patterns were miscategorized on Ravelry. A ton of beanies, turbans, and even a few bonnets were thrown in. I did see quite a few toques, which are narrow- or non-brimmed hats, which actually fit the cloche bill fairly well.
Okay, let me start with flawless yarn goddess Marnie MacLean and the Chapeau Marnier:
Cloche Divine by Meghan Jones is adorable with interesting details:
Lea Cloche by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is a true cloche, which would be amazing felted:
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And finally, Carina Spencer's Regina, which is so popular right now:
Favorite cloches? Post 'em in the comments!