Queensboro by Lesley Anne Robinson

Queensboro

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in one-color brioche stitch pattern in the round (taken after blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 yards (155 m)
One size for Adults: 19.5” / 49.5 cm unstretched circumference x 9.5” / 24 cm height (after blocking)
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Introducing my Street Graffiti Collection!! There are 3 patterns included: Queensboro, 7th Avenue, and Broadway & 32nd Street! You can purchase this collection as an e-book or purchase each pattern individually!

Queensboro :: A chevron striped hat using one-color and two-color brioche stripes for a blending effect, named for my favorite bridge in New York.

This hat pattern is part of my Street Graffiti Collection, featuring 3 patterns all using the same brioche chevron stripes. This collection is inspired by the time I spent living in New York, and are all named for streets that are dear to me. In my heart, I am a true New Yorker. This pattern is named after my favorite bridge in New York, the Queensboro Bridge, which links Queens to Manhattan. Its rusted industrial look reminds me of Detroit, where I also lived for several years.

Fabulous for last minute gifts!! Grab 2 different colors of DK weight yarn to knit a fun blended hat! Feel free to use this pattern as more of a formula, adding as many or as few stripes as you want! Make thinner stripes, or thicker stripes! I have written out exactly the way I have knit mine, but be creative!! You could even knit a 4 color version, or a 2 color version with less striping and more of a total color fade!

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases.

Construction Notes: This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Knitting one-color brioche in the round is a bit different than knitting it straight. There is one round using brioche knitting (barking), and one round using brioche purling (burping). This is a fantastic transition to two-color brioche, which is the same idea except you bark the first round with one color, then burp the following round with the other color.

This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience!

One size for Adults: 19.5” / 49.5 cm unstretched circumference x 9.5” / 24 cm height (after blocking)

Yarn: 170 yds / 155 m DK weight yarn
Color A: 90 yds / 82 m
Color B: 80 yds / 73 m

Main sample shown in:
A: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Bramble (peach speckle; 100% Merino Wool; 219 yds / 200 m per 115g)
B: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Pheasant (burgundy; 100% Merino Wool; 219 yds / 200 m per 115g)

Second pastel sample shown in:
A: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Down By the River (pastel blues and greens; 100% Merino Wool; 219 yds / 200 m per 115g)
B: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Monarch (peachy orange speckle; 100% Merino Wool; 219 yds / 200 m per 115g)

Needles: 16” & 40” / 40 cm & 100 cm US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needle for Magic Loop method, or US 6 / 4.0 mm DPN’s, whichever method you prefer for knitting in the round.

Tools: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch marker for marking beginning of round, optional 4 contrasting stitch markers for noting pattern repeats

Gauge: 18 sts x 18 rows = 4” / 10cm in one-color brioche stitch pattern in the round (measured after blocking)

Many many thanks to Beata of Hedgehog Fibres for providing the beautiful yarn for this pattern! I would also like to thank my amazing tech editor, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, and all of my awesome test knitters!!! I would not be able to do all of this without all of you. :) Be sure to check out their projects for some serious color inspiration!!