GlamoRose by Katrin Schubert

GlamoRose

Knitting
January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
196 - 220 yards (179 - 201 m)
S, M
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New year, new pattern!
Just choose two of your favorite colors and use the lighter one as main color. Begin with straight two-color brioche knitting for the brim. Then pattern starts slowly with two blossoms, one in front and one in back. Then pattern is growing like a flowering plant with four and finally six blossoms all around the hat.

Crown shaping is achieved by continuing the pattern while omitting increases. Lines of straight brioche form the background to accentuate the shaping. I must admit, you will need some patience and you have to count stitches, but itΒ΄s worth it.

The GlamoRose 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. Follow the alternative simpler decrease directions for br4stdec, without using a cable needle – you will enjoy it.

The shown samples use strong contrast to show the budding flowers to full effect, but this motif is bold enough to support the use of more closely related colors, too. Wear the GlamoRose hat for impenetrable warmth and for a feminine accessory. You can wear it different ways, the flowery pattern in front and back or on both sides.

Directions are given for one size, only by changing needle size and gauge you can knit a smaller or larger size.

MEASUREMENTS
S (M),
16” (17,5”)/ 40cm (44cm)
to fit head circumference 21” (23”) / 52 (57)cm
DEPTH
8,0” (8,5”) / 20cm (22cm)
YARN
Altogether 220 yards / 200 of Sport weight yarn for the smaller version (S).
Altogether 196 yards / 180 m of DK weight yarn for the larger version (M).

Shown sample (S) was knit with Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo (Sport, 5ply, 100% Merino, 335 yards/ 100 grams, 306m /100g) in English Rose (MC) and Natural (CC).
Shown sample (M) was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Merino, 225yards / 206m per skein) in Dahlia (MC) and
Hedgehog Merino DK (100% Merino, 219 yards (200m) /100g) in Velvet (CC)
You can also use any other DK or Sport weight yarn.

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
6 stitch markers and darning needle for weaving in ends, cable needle
GAUGE
22 (20) sts, 28 (24) rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
TECHNIQUES
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brkyobrk, brRsldec, brLsldec, br4stinc, br4stdec