Mood Of March by Katrin Schubert

Mood Of March

Knitting
March 2018
The Wool Barn Yak DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
One size (adult, M)
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All I wanted was a hat to pull down and keep my ears warm, when it started to be freezing this February.

This pattern reminds you of my RISPEN pattern? Well, it´s just another version but with little trees and bushes!

For some time now I have been looking for a pattern for this wonderful speckled yarn, made by Walkcollection.
This pattern came coincidentally, when I was trying to find something different… but I am more than happy how it worked out!

The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time. It´s definitely long enough to keep your ears warm, when a strong north wind is blowing in February.

The pattern is based on basic brioche stitches, increases and decreases. You should know that there is a br 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” - 21,5” / 53cm -55cm
DEPTH
9,5” / 24,5cm
YARN
Altogether 200yd / 180m of DK weight yarn (100 yd / 90m of each color)
Shown speckled version was knit with Walkcollection Merino DK ( 100% Merino, 225 metres / 100g) in Sprinkles (MC) and Treasure Island (CC).
Shown tonal version was knit with The Wool Barn Yak DK ( 60% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak, 231 yards / 212metres / 100gr) in Wild Berries (MC) and Charcoal (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
20 sts, 26 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
TECHNIQUES
Cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, brkyobrk, br4stinc, br4stdec