Autumn Vibes by Lesley Anne Robinson
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Autumn Vibes

Knitting
October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch in the round (taken after blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
165 - 190 yards (151 - 174 m)
Adult Small (Large); see notes for additional sizing information
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Feeling all the Autumn Vibes :: a color dipped hat with a textural arrow band, knit using the two-color brioche stitch. You may recognize the same stitch pattern that was used in my Summer Vibes shawl!

The pattern is written specifically for the color dipping shown in the main sample, but feel free to knit it all in just two colors with no color blocks, or add more stripes and color blocks for a super colorful hat! I knit the Small size in just two colors to give you an idea of what it would look like.

This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience.

Skill level: Beginner Brioche friendly!! Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. This is a great project if you’d like to try some brioche increases and decreases. Techniques used: knitting in the round, knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases.

If you have not yet tried knitting brioche, fear not!! This hat may look complicated, but the twists and turns are made by increasing and decreasing the brioche stitches and are so much fun once you learn! This pattern is written so that ANYONE can knit it, with links to videos teaching the techniques. I also highly recommend visiting Nancy Marchant’s website to learn more: www.briochestitch.com.

Sizes: Adult Small (Large): 18 (21)” / 46 (53)cm circ. x 9” / 23cm height (taken after blocking). PLEASE NOTE: The Adult Small instructions could certainly be used for a Child or Toddler! I have photographed my 3 year-old to show you how it fits him. It is a bit large on him, but you get the idea. :)

How to choose your size: This pattern can be knit in two adult sizes: Small for a more fitted look, and Large for a slouchier style. The Small size is meant to be worn with 3 - 4” / 8 - 10cm of negative ease for a fitted version, while the Large size is meant to be worn with 1 - 2” / 2.5 - 5cm of negative ease. The color dipped sample is shown in the Large size, modeled on a 22” / 56cm circ. head. The two color sample is shown in the Small size, modeled on a Toddler head measuring approximately 16” / 41cm in circumference.

Yarn for Color Dipped Version: 165 (190) yds / 151 (174) m DK weight
Color A: 70 (80) yds / 64 (73) m
Color B: 35 (40) yds / 32 (37) m
Color C: 60 (70) yds / 55 (64) m

Shown in for Large size:
A: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Peach
B: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Mint
C: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Caviar

Yarn for Two Color Version: 165 (190) yds / 151 (174) m DK weight
Main Color: 80 (90) yds / 73 (82) m
Contrast Color: 85 (100) yds / 78 (91) m

Shown in for Small size:
MC: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Mint
CC: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Caviar

Needles: 16” & 40” US 6 / 4.0mm circular needle for Magic Loop method, or US 6 / 4.0mm DPN’s.
OR size needed to obtain gauge.

Tools: tapestry needle for weaving ends, row counter, stitch marker for noting beginning of rnd, cable needle or locking stitch marker for use with decreasing stitches, optional 4 (5) contrasting stitch markers to note pattern repeats

Gauge: 17 sts x 24 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color brioche stitch in the round (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Veronika and Danny of YOTH yarns for their support and gorgeous yarns! I also want to thank my tech editor and test knitter, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, without her this pattern would not have been possible. Be sure to check out the amazing hats knit by my awesome test knitters, they have created such beauty, and the colors are so different!!!