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.
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
7,0” (8,0”, 8,5”) /18 ( 20cm, 22cm)
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).
Size 4 US / 3,5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
darning needle for weaving in Ends
22 (20) sts, 28 (24) rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, br8stinc