Butter Side Down by Thread and Circuses

Butter Side Down

December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
45 cm/18 inches, 50 cm/20 inches, 55 cm/22 inches, 60 cm/24 inches
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The inspiration for the name of this simple, reversible brioche hat came from a song by That 1 Guy called ‘How’s ‘bout Them Holes In the Moon’ about… a lot of things, partly how bread always lands butter side down. This is a fantastic project if you’d like to learn brioche knitting AND ‘helix knitting’ for jogless stripes in one easy go! You can choose to make it slouchy or short by how many rounds you knit.

To knit this hat, you will need:
Approximately 200 meters/218 yards worsted or aran weight yarn in main colour and contrast colour. Sample shown in Noro Silk Garden and Alpakka Ull
4.5 mm circular needles with a 40 cm/16 inch cable (size 7 US) or size to obtain gauge
Set of 4.5 mm dpns (size 7 US)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

13 sts = 10 cm/4 inches in brioche stitch

Required Skills:
knit, purl, brioche knit, brioche purl, brioche
decrease, helix knitting, cast on

The required skills are written into the
instructions with the exception of casting on,
which is knitter’s choice.
Here is a video of a centered double decrease
to help you visualize the written instructions.
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