Brimpaen by Georgie Nicolson


May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
130 - 220 yards (119 - 201 m)
7 sizes for head circumferences from 12 to 24"/30.5 to 61cm. Size range fits approximately premmie to large adult.
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Brimpaen is a pretty beanie with a little secret: the colourwork is much simpler than you would think. Only one colour is ever worked in a round, with all the colourwork deceptively created by slipped stitches. This makes for a warm, snug and slouchie beanie.

Brimpaen is named after a bush location in rural Victoria, Australia.

Brimpaen is worked seamlessly in the round from the ribbed brim upwards. The body of the beanie can be worked in as few as one colour and as many as the knitter wishes. The sample uses ten.

To fit head size of:
12/30.5 (14/35.5, 16/40.5, 18/45.5) 20/51, 22/56, 24/61 inches/cms with graduated negative ease across the size range.
Length of finished hat will be approximately:
5/12.5 (5¾/14.5, 7¼/18.5, 8¾/22) 9½/24, 10½/26.5, 11½/29 inches/cms

Sample shown in sizes 20”.

Skill Level:
Easy to Intermediate

130/120 (150/140, 170/155, 180/165) 190/175, 200/185, 220/205 yards/metres approximately.

This pattern is part of an e-book collection featuring 6 simple beanie patterns all with a deceptive wow factor.