Rainbrioche by Katrin Schubert


March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
S, M
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Spring is in the air! It´s time for a colorful project.
This pattern makes the most of a rainbow gradient and a contrasting undyed or light colored yarn. Honestly I have used colorful leftovers from my stash, still having enough leftovers for a few more hats!

Brioche stitches were combined with slipped stitches, creating a really soft, relaxed yet very warm fabric. Pattern is easy to work, if you are familiar with Brioche stitch and perfect for brioche newbies.

The RAINBRIOCHE hat has a brim, is very stretchy and well-fitting at the same time. If you love it even more colorful, you can wear the RAINBRIOCHE hat inside out!

Pattern is based on very basic brioche stitches. You can do it, knitters! The hat can be knit in two sizes; Block the finished cap over a steep-sided bowl or other head-shaped form to smooth the crown.

S (M), child (adult)
15” (18”) / 39cm (45 cm)
to fit head circumference 18 -19” (22-23”) / 46-48cm (55-58 cm)
7” (9”) / 18cm (22cm)
110 yards / 100m of DK weight yarn in a light neutral color (MC) and 110 yards or 5 x 22 yards / 100m or 5 x 20m of DK weight rainbow gradient yarn or leftovers in red, orange, yellow, green and blue or 5 contrasting colors of your choice
Shown white / rainbow hat was knit with madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Merino, 225 yards/ 206 metres) in Antler (MC) and leftovers from my stash (CC).
Shown gray / rainbow hat was knit with Fyberspates Vivacious DK (100% Merino, 252 yards/ 4.06 ounces, 230m /115g) in Dove Stone (MC) and leftovers from my stash (CC).

Size 4 US / 3,5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
marker, darning needle for weaving in ends
20 sts, 24 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, slipped sts, br4stinc