Lofty by Verena Cohrs


February 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
18 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in worked in the round in Brioche Stitch, after blocking
1 (2, 3, 4) [Finished circumference 41 (46, 51, 56) cm / 16 (18, 20, 22)”, recommended to be worn with 4-8 cm / 1.5-3” of negative ease]
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Like other patterns from our More Than A Basic series, our Lofty pattern is designed to offer you plenty of options and comes with instructions for different gauges.

It’s worked in the round from the top down, making it extra easy to determine your ideal length.

We included instructions for four sizes and seven yarn-weight specific versions for each size as well as one-colour and two-colour brioche versions and various brim and bind-off options, so you can use whatever yarn weight you’re most comfortable with and make exactly the hat you’d love to wear. In addition, the pattern comes with lots of helpful information, e.g. on choosing the right size and on gauge.


1 (2, 3, 4) Finished circumference 41 (46, 51, 56) cm / 16 (18, 20, 22)”, recommended to be worn with 4-8 cm / 1.5-3” of negative ease

Petra wears a size 3 (Version E in Moel View Yarn British DK held together with Moel View Yarn Veld, folded once, without brim, with I-Cord Bind-Off), Verena wears a size 3 (Version D in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt held together with Moel View Yarn Veld, folded twice, without brim, with Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off; Version C in Moel View Yarn Bliss held together with Moel View Yarn Veld, folded once, with brim and Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off).

Depending on desired measurements, you’ll need approx. a total of 100-200g of a yarn or a combination of yarns with which you’ll be able to get one of the listed gauges. Please keep in mind that you’ll need up to twice as much yarn for a Brioche Stitch project as you would for a Stockinette Stitch project. We recommend:

Version A: Blacker Yarns 4ply bases, The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering
Version B: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering, Ovis Et Cetera Igneae
Version C: Moel View Yarn Bliss, De Rerum Natura Ulysse
Version D: Echo View Fair Isle, Triskelion Yarn Scylfing DK
Version E: Moel View Yarn British DK, Blacker Yarns DK bases
Version F: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, The Fibre Co. Cumbria
Version G: De Rerum Natura Cyrano, Quince & Co. Osprey

The gauge is indicated over 10 x 10 cm (worked in the round in Brioche Stitch, after blocking)

Version A: 24 sts x 56 rounds
Version B: 22 sts x 52 rounds
Version C: 20 sts x 48 rounds
Version D: 18 sts x 42 rounds
Version E: 16 sts x 36 rounds
Version F: 14 sts x 32 rounds
Version G: 12 sts x 28 rounds

Circular needle in main size to obtain gauge with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (We recommend 3 mm / US 2.5 for Version A, 3.5 mm / US 4 for version B, 3.75 mm / US 5 for version C, 4 mm / US 6 for version D, 4.5 mm / US 7 for version E, 5 mm / US 8 for version F, and 5.5 mm / US 9 for version G)

Circular needle one size smaller than main needle for brim (optional)

Blocking tools (optional), darning needle, stitch marker, tape measure

Brioche, Kitchener Stitch (optional), Provisional Cast-On

Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Models: Petra Cohrs, Verena Cohrs
Clothing: Grundstoff, lana organic
Sample knitting: Verena Cohrs
Tech editing: Marina Skua