Vintage Prim by Andrea Mowry

Vintage Prim

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 53 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
18.5in/47cm unstretched circumference; 9.75in/24.75cm height
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Inspired by one of my first patterns, Prim, this is a reversible slouchy hat, knit using two color brioche. Utilizing clever increases and decreases to form what looks like the classic Staghorn Cable. I like to think of it as the original Prim’s older, wiser, possibly hipper, older sister. The pattern is both written and charted.

Vintage Prim is available in both English & French! A huge thanks to Marie-Line André (MrsPurPle1) from for translating!

Suggested Yarn: Sample 1: Brooklyn Tweed (50g/275yd) in MC - Cast Iron; CC - Fossil. Sample 2: House of A La Mode (100g/400yd) in MC - Vintage Peony; CC - Sea Foam

Suggested Needles: US 4/3.5mm -16in/40cm circulars and a longer length for magic loop or DPNs for the crown shaping

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors, removeable stitch marker

Gauge (worked over garter): 23 sts & 53 rows/26.5 garter ridges = 4 in/10cm

Finished Measurements: 18.5in/47cm unstretched circumference; 9.75in/24.75cm height

Techniques to indulge in: 2 color brioche, knitting in the round, garter stitch