B Train Hat by Simone Kereit

B Train Hat

Knitting
February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
approx. 18 (21)"/ 46 (53) cm circumference
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B Train Hat is part of my 4 pattern collection Better Together: Flirtations with Brioche, a collaboration with Malabrigo Yarn for their Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project.

What better way to keep those you love warm than with a slouchy hat?
Named in homage to the train line my husband used to take to work (that’s the subway, for the non New Yorkers; took me years to learn this) the B Train hat is cozy and fun and perfect for waiting on those cold open train platforms.
And of course B also stands in nicely for Brioche.

B Train is worked bottom up and is started in the round, then a 2-color brioche insertion is worked over a decreasing area on one side. The result is stunning, but the process is a bit different.
A Brioche Insertion is 2-color Brioche, but it works a bit like Intarsia and when working in the round, requires you to work back and forth over some rows. It is all kinds of fun, but definitely takes a bit of concentration! Just follow the directions and you are on your way!
Ready to step it up? Get on the B Train with me!


Yarn
Malabrigo Yarns Rios (100% Superwash Merino; 210 yards / 192 m per 100 g/ 3.5 oz skein)
1 skein each in two contrasting colors
Sample shown in 1 skein of Gris (mc) and 1 skein of Pines (cc)
or
worsted weight yarn approx. 120 yds / 110 m (mc )and 50 yds / 46 m (cc)

Needles
US 8 (5 mm) DPNs or 16”/ 40 cm circular needle
or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
18 st and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
approx. 18 (21)“/ 46 (53) cm circumference, approx. 9” / 23 cm high

Notions
3 removable stitch markers (1 for EoR, Marker A and B for Brioche insertion)
Darning needle


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