Weizen by Katrin Schubert
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Weizen

Knitting
September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
S,M,L
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WEIZEN is the German word for wheat. Do you remember the WHEATandCHAFF cowl, which I designed last year? Surprisingly it had only one (1!) pattern round, considering that straight brioche knitting isn´t a pattern… WEIZEN hat is just another one-round-wonder. That´s so much fun!

Due to the regular increases and decreases WEIZEN hat is very stretchy and well-fitting at the same time.
As you should know the brioche pattern is only worked every 8 rounds, giving you a chance to get into a rhythm. Although it looks like cabled brioche stitches, you only have to knit increases and decreases. There is no need for a cable needle. You can do it, knitters!

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I have raveled the crown several times, trying to find a neat solution without “br4stdec”, which is rather tricky for many knitters… and because I ´d like to keep the pattern simple, too.
The WEIZEN hat can be knit in multiple sizes by changing number of stitches, needle size and gauge; Block the finished cap over a steep-sided bowl or other head-shaped form to smooth the crown.
Directions are given for three sizes, additionally by changing needle size and gauge you can knit a smaller or larger size.

MEASUREMENTS
S (child), M (adult), L (if you are using Sport weight yarn)
15”(16,5”, 18”)/ 38 (42, 46)cm
to fit head circumference 19” (20,5”, 22”) / 48 (52, 56)cm

DEPTH
7,0” (8,0”, 8,5”) /18 ( 20cm, 22cm)

YARN
Altogether 220 yards / 200m of DK weight yarn for the medium size (M).
Shown gray / red hat (M) was knit with Wollmeise Merino DK (8ply, 100% Merino, 468 yards/ 200 grams, 428m /200g) in Ruby Thursday (CC) and Feldmäuschen (MC).
Shown rose/gray hat (M) was knit with Wollmeise Merino DK (8ply, 100% Merino, 468 yards/ 200 grams, 428m /200g) in Feldmäuschen (CC) and Gloire De Dijon (MC).

NEEDLES
Size 4 US / 3,5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd

NOTIONS
darning needle for weaving in Ends

GAUGE
22 (20) sts, 28 (24) rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch

TECHNIQUES
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, br8stinc