Liebelle by Katrin Schubert

Liebelle

Knitting
August 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in brioche pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 - 280 yards (229 - 256 m)
One size (M, adult)
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Can you remember the pattern of the Leaves And Stripes Shawl? It was combining three colors with a brioche pattern and stripes. I was thinking, whether it is possible to use this pattern idea for a hat too? After stash diving, I decided to go for this bright, sweet and sour orange with two speckled colors: here we go! I was more than happy how it worked out and found even more triples, to cast on a second and a third hat ( the pattern is addictive!)

I used wonderful speckled yarns, made by Hedgehogfibres, WalkCollection and Madelinetosh - just feel free to use DK-weight yarn from your stash.

The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time. The pattern has eight repeating 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” - 22” / 53cm -56cm
DEPTH
9,4” / 24cm
YARN
Altogether 265yd / 240m of DK weight yarn (120 yd / 110m of the main color, 95yd / 85m of the contrasting color and 50yd / 45m of the bright color)
Orange version shown was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh DK ( 100% Merino, 225 yards/ 206 meters /100g) in Citrus (BC) and Hedgehogfibres Merino DK (219 yards /209 meters/100g) in Gobelin (DC) and Juniper (LC).
Purple version shown was knit with Hedgehogfibres Merino DK (219 yards /209 meters/100g) in Spell (BC), Raven (DC) and Salty Tales (LC).
Green version shown was knit with Walkcollection Merino DK ( 100% Merino, 225 meters /100g) in Nomad (LC) and Caribbean (DC) and Malabrigo Rios in Cereza.
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