Basilikum by Katrin Schubert


April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 240 yards (201 - 219 m)
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Basilikum is the German word for basil. My original green sample reminds me so much of basil leaves!

Pattern is given in two versions - you can knit a slouchy beanie version with a brim or a soft curved brimless version. Repetitive pattern rounds can be easily memorized. Just a perfect pattern to get started with brioche knitting or knit a gift for the ones you love. You can wear it in different ways, the pattern in front and back or on both sides.

You can keep things simple with tonal neutrals and contrasting bright colors. If you have chosen two colors of your stash, use the lighter one as main color in the foreground (MC).
The hat can be knit in multiple sizes only by changing needle size and gauge; Block the finished cap over a steep-sided bowl or other head-shaped form to smooth the crown.

One size (adult)
16,5”-17,5” / 42-44 cm to fit head circumference 20,5”-22” / 52-56 cm
10” / 25cm (slouchy version), 8” / 20cm (brimless version)
Altogether 220 yards / 200m of DK weight yarn for the medium size (M).
Shown grellow hat was knit with The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK (100% Merino, 262 yards/ 100 grams, 240m /100g) in Russet (MC) and Soot (CC).
Shown green hat was knit with Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash DK in Basil (MC) and English Ivy (CC).
Shown pink hat was knit with Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK ( 219 yards / 115 grams) in Jelly (MC) and Poison (CC).

Size 4 US / 3,5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
stitch marker, darning needle for weaving in ends
20 sts, 24 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
Cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, brkyobrk, br4stinc