BrioCherry by Katrin Schubert

BrioCherry

Knitting
May 2018
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 240 yards (201 - 219 m)
M
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May is probably not the perfect month to knit a hat. But this pattern just felt irresistible which is why I would like to share it with you!

The colors remind me of some of my favorite fruits (which can be found in my garden in May): sweet strawberries and sour cherries. When I get to the crown I never really have plan, it’s always a big surprise!
I used a wonderful speckled yarn, made by Walkcollection as my main color and a semisolid yarn by Malabrigo as a contrasting color.

This pattern actually came up by coincidence, when I was trying to find a way to increase two central stitches… but I am more than happy how it worked out!
The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time.

The pattern has only six repeating pattern rows and is based on basic brioche stitches, increases and decreases. It’s important to note that there is no 4-stitch-decrease to be knit. 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
17,5” / 44 cm to fit head circumference 20,8” - 21,5” / 53cm -55cm
DEPTH
8,6” / 22cm
YARN
Altogether 240yd / 220m of DK weight yarn (120 yd / 110m of each color)
Shown red version was knit with Walkcollection Merino DK ( 100% Merino, 225 metres / 100g) in Nomad (MC) and Malabrigo Rios (192m/100g) in Cereza (CC).
Shown yellow version was knit with Walkcollection Merino DK ( 100% Merino, 225 metres / 100g) in Scallop (MC) and Malibu Gold (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
Stitch marker, darning needle for weaving in ends
GAUGE
20 sts, 26 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
TECHNIQUES
Cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, brkyobrk, brpyobrp