Joshua Tree by Katrin Schubert

Joshua Tree

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
240 - 250 yards (219 - 229 m)
M
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Last time it was great fun to combine brioche with garter stitches for my Berrit hat pattern! That’s why I was trying to add some leaves this time and it was definitely worth trying ! There aren’t many green things in my wardrobe, but this kind of green, called Joshua Tree by Madelinetosh, is matching even to light blue! I am more than happy how it worked out!

The pattern is working with a warm rose and a speckled beige as well, it is easily to remember and suitable for brioche newbies too!
The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slouchy and well-fitting at the same time. 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
18,9”/ 48cm to fit head circumference 21”-22”/ 53-56cm
DEPTH
8,6”/ 22cm
YARN
Altogether 260yd / 240m of DK weight yarn (130 yd / 120m of each color)
Shown green version was knit in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Pelican (MC) with Joshua Tree (CC).
Shown rose version was knit in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Rose (MC) with Hedgehogfibres Merino DK in Artifact (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
16 sts, 20 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
TECHNIQUES
Cast on, k, p, sl1yo, brk, brp, brLsldec