Briochearts by Katrin Schubert
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Briochearts

Knitting
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in brioche knitting
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
One size
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It´s all about finding love! Knit a gift for the ones you love or spoil yourself. Love is all you knit!

Always it´s so exciting to make little unventions about brioche knitting. As soon as you start increasing or decreasing, stitches become alive and pattern lines are growing all over the hat! Another reason I love brioche stitches is the possibility of combining two colors. Obviously you can keep things simple with tonal neutrals and contrasting bright colors. But it becomes so subtle to go for a low contrast. A light rose and a slightly darker pink, a dark beige and a light brown, as if one color is the shadow of the other…

The BRIOCHEARTS hat has a brim, is very stretchy and well-fitting at the same time.

I really would love to make you trying brioche knitting. Pattern is based on the basic brioche stitches, increases and decreases. It doesn´t include a 4-stitch-decrease, which probably may intimidate some of you. You can do it, knitters!
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.

MEASUREMENTS
One size (adult)
16,5” / 42 cm
to fit head circumference 20,5” / 52cm
DEPTH
8,5” / 22cm
YARN
Altogether 220 yards / 200m of DK weight yarn for the medium size (M).
Shown rose / pink hat was knit with Wollmeise Merino DK (8ply, 100% Merino, 468 yards/ 200 grams, 428m /200g) in Gloire De Dijon (MC) and Puderdöschen (CC).
Shown beige / brown hat was knit with Wollmeise Merino DK in Palomino (MC) and Teddy (CC).
NEEDLES
Size 4 US / 3,5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
NOTIONS
darning needle for weaving in ends
GAUGE
20 sts, 24 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
TECHNIQUES
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, brkyobrk, br4stinc