Shinko Hat by Kirsten Johnstone
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Shinko Hat

Knitting
June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
235 - 273 yards (215 - 250 m)
S (M, L) To fit head circumference up to 20.5 (22, 23.5) in / 52 (56, 60) cm
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進行 | Shinkō : Japanese for progression.

This unisex hat design is elevated by careful attention to fine details. The alternating and decreasing Brioche bands worked in the round through the body of the hat provide timeless finesse. Shinko is a polished accessory piece to top your favourite ensemble.
Try one for him.
Or her.


Construction Notes
The hat uses the Tubular Cast On or your preferred cast on. Hat is then worked in the round in alternating and decreasing Brioche Stitch bands through the body of the hat and crown shaping.
Slip markers as they are encountered.
Pattern details Tubular Cast On Technique and Brioche Stitch Version 1 and 2.

Size
S (M, L)
To fit head circumference up to 20.5 (22, 23.5) in / 52 (56, 60) cm
Finished hat circumference (unstretched) 18.5 (20.5, 22) in / 47 (52, 56.5) cm
Approximate length (unstretched) 10.25 (10.75, 10.75) in / 26 (26.5, 27) cm

Hat Sample shown in size M on head size 22.5 in / 57cm.

Yarn
Woolfolk Far, 100% Super Fine Merino; 130 m / 142 yds / 50g. Colour 3.
Skeins required: 2 (2) skeins
OR
245 (260, 280) yds / 225 (240, 255) m of 10 ply / worsted weight yarn.

Needle
3.0mm (US2½) straight needle, for cast on
3.0mm (US2½) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for cast on
3.5mm (US4) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for Brioche Stitch
3.5mm (US4) DPNs for crown shaping

Other
5 Stitch Markers, 1 Colour A, 4 Colour B.
Tapestry needle

Gauge
17 stitches and 56 rows in 4in / 10cm in Brioche Stitch on larger needles, washed and blocked flat
Note: For Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 28 rows = 4in / 10cm

Skill Level
Experienced Intermediate to Advanced