Once you started brioche knitting, it becomes so addicting! are so many possibilities to match colors and patterns. Before I start to think about a new pattern, I used to spend a lot of time thinking about colors. Either you use very contrasting colors or two similar light colors, the result is always surprising. So just be brave and give it a try!
This beanie was knit in a two-color brioche stitch pattern, repeating pattern rounds are forming soft waves all over the hat. The cotton sample was knit with a graduated shaded yarn fading from dark to light to produce a subtle gradient effect. I used two skeins in light yellow and hummer, both from the light end.
Pattern is written for three circumference small, medium and large to fit the child and average adult female or to use different DK weight or light worsted weight yarns. When applicable, directions for S/ M, L sizes are written in parentheses as follows: S (M, L ).
MEASUREMENTS 16” (18”,20 “)/ 40cm (45cm, 50cm)
DEPTH 9,5” / 24cm
YARN Altogether approximately 185 (215, 240) yards / 170, (200m, 230m) of DK weight yarn for the beanie version.
Shown cotton beanie sample (M) was knit with Rico Fashion Iro DK, 8 ply, (100% Cotton, 131 yards/ 120m per skein) in light yellow and hummer.
Shown wool beanie sample (M) was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% Merino, 225yards / 206m per skein) in Tart and Candlewick. You can also use any other DK weight yarn.
NEEDLES dpns and 16” (40cm) circular needle in US 6/ 4mm or size required to obtain gauge
NOTIONS 1 st marker and a tapestry needle for weaving in Ends
GAUGE 20 sts, 22 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
TECHNIQUES cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brkyobrk, brRsldec, brLsldec, brk4inc,