Thesis by Hadley Jolley


May 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
204 yards (187 m)
One size: Women's small/medium
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Hats are one of my favorite things to knit—quick, not too difficult, useful, and stylish. So when time came around to procrastinate on my undergraduate thesis, I turned to designing a hat—but not just any hat, but one that combined many of the skills I am most proud of. Thus, Thesis was born—a mix of double-knitting and two-color brioche stitch, Thesis is soft, stretchy, and completely reversible.

The stitch pattern is an elongated version of Two-Color Siemens Brioche Stitch from Nancy Marchant’s Knitting Brioche: the essential guide to brioche stitch.

The instructions look very tricky, but if you know brioche and double-knitting they make intuitive sense.

It is only one size, but could be easily sized up by changing needle size or working in worsted. It is, however, quite stretchy.

The pattern requires one ball of each color of Paton’s Silk Bamboo, and size four needle.

One repeat is 2 1/4 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches tall.