Brioche Top Knot by Stephen West

Brioche Top Knot

March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in two color brioche
US 8 - 5.0 mm
195 - 450 yards (178 - 411 m)
Fitted (Oversized)
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This playful hat comes in a standard fitted size and a super loose and slouchy style. This design is a great beginner pattern for learning two-color brioche in the round and left and right decreases. The decreases result in two rectangular tabs that form the top knot. Pick two colors of DK or worsted weight yarn and brioche, baby!

Sizes: Fitted (Oversized)

Finished Measurements: 20 (26)“ / 51 66cm circumference, 9 (14)” / 23 (36)cm from CO to top of hat when hat is tied. Measurements taken un-blocked. Hats are shown on a 22.5” / 57cm head circumference. The oversized style is meant to fit super loose and slouchy.

Yarn: DK or worsted weight

Shown in: Fitted Version
Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran
Main Color (MC) - Typewriter

Blue Sky Alpacas Techno
Contrast Color (CC) - 1975 Club Gray

Oversized Version
Ton of Wool Cormo Aran Weight
Main Color (MC) - Natural White

Madelinetosh Tosh DK
Contrast Color (CC) - Seaglass

Yardage: MC - 100 (230)yds / 91 (210)m
CC - 95 (220)yds / 87 (201)m

Needles: 16” US 8 / 5mm circular
Substitute a longer circular needle for the Magic Loop Method.

Notions: 2 stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 sts & 20 rnds = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch