A subtly textured hat with a thick folded brim, this hat starts with a super simple, but beautifully thick tubular cast on. It is then is knit in the round from brim to crown in a simple Honeycomb Brioche stitch.
One skein of any Kettle Yarn Co. Aran weight yarn is enough for all sizes, and TWIST skeins can be used for a contrast pom pom.
130(138, 150) yds
118(126, 136) m
Kettle Yarn Co. BANFF Aran, LOMOND Aran or Wimbledon Aran yarn
100g = approx. 166m/183yds
Hat photographed in LOMOND Aran ‘Silver Leaf’ and TWIST ‘Virgin’
k1, p1 ribbing on smaller needle - blocked slightly stretched
18.5 sts x 38 rows / 4 inches
Brioche Honeycomb on larger needle
16 sts and 24.5 rows / 4 inches
4 mm (US #6) 16”/ 40 cm circular needle
5 mm (US #8) 16”/ 40 cm circular needle
or as required to meet gauge
FITS HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE
baby (child, adult)
15.5 (17, 20) inches
40 (43, 50) cm
3 of 5
See an example of the easy Tubular Cast On at Drops Design.
See a video on picking up the dropped Brioche stitch using the Fisherman’s Rib method at New Stitch A Day
PLEASE NOTE: the video shows the method in the flat whereas the hat is knit in the round so you will be picking up the stitch from the FRONT and there is no purling.
Hope this helps! Enjoy!