Harlow by Andrea Mowry


May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in brioche in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
240 - 330 yards (219 - 302 m)
Child (Youth/Adult Small, Adult Large)
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When I cast on this hat, my intention was to design my ideal, go-to hat pattern. A perfect jumping off point for beginner briochers to try on their newly acquired skills - this hat is great for any gender or age, and the color possibilities are infinite! We all need a dependable hat pattern right?? This is the pattern I know I can depend on for stash busting, wardrobe enhancing, or a quick gift for someone I love!

Child (Youth/Adult Small, Adult Large)

Finished Measurements:
Circumference - 12.5, (15, 17.5)”/32 (38, 44.5) cm
Height - 7.25 (9.25, 9.25)”/18.5 (23.5, 23.5) cm
To Fit: 16-19 (20-22, 23-24)”/40.5-48 (51-56, 58-61) cm
All 3 samples are the middle size - Youth/Adult Small. Thanks to the incredibly stretchy fabric that brioche creates, all 3 of these sizes will fit a wide range of heads! For instance, my 4 yr old, myself, and my husband (who has a rather large noggin) have all worn the middle size! Although, I would ideally knit the smallest size for my kids (ages 2 and 4), the middle size for myself, and the large for my husband.

Yarn:Fingering Weight in 2 colors - Approximately 30 g each

Suggested Yarn:
Sample 1 (Teal & multi-colored reds): MC - 1 skein O-Wool O-Wash Fingering (428 yds/100 g) in Sea Pine; CC - 1 skein Spincycle Dyed in the Wool (200 yds/50 g) in Rusted Rainbow
Sample 2 (Dark & light greys): Brooklyn Tweed Loft (275 yds/50 g) MC - 1 skein Cast Iron; CC - 1 skein Soot
Sample 3 (Blues & off-white): MC - 1 skein Spincycle Dyed in the Wool (200 yds/50 g) in Deep Bump; CC - 1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Loft (275 yds/50 g) in Fossil

Suggested Needles:
Size US 2/2.75 mm - 16”/40 cm circular
Size US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular
Size US 3/3.25 mm - DPNs (or a longer circular for magic loop)
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, go down one size for brim.)

Stitch marker (1)
Tapestry Needle

26 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over brioche stitch in the round.

Techniques to Indulge In:
Two color brioche in the round
Two color tubular cast on OR Twisted german cast on (video tutorials included)
Right and Left leaning decreases (video tutorials included)