Bracque by Jared Flood

Bracque

Knitting
February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking, unstretched
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
190 yards (174 m)
19¼”/49 cm circumference; 8¼ (11)”/21 (28) cm length
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Perfect for those blustery Sundays, Bracque is a cabled hat with the dense texture you need to stay warm through endless snowball fights and winter antics. This braided cap gleefully toys with volume and scale, incorporating large roping cables, tight twists and slender knit columns. Cover those cold ears with the thick-brimmed watchcap version or embrace street style with a sporty beanie. Bracque culminates in a striking starburst crown, perfectly articulated in Arbor’s crisp stitches.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


Construction

  • The hat is worked circularly from the bottom up.
  • The Cable and Crown Patterns may be worked from either charted or written instructions.

Finished Dimensions

  • 19¼”/49 cm circumference; 8¼ (11)”/21 (28) cm length
  • Note: Hat is sized to fit head sizes ranging from 19-23”/48.5-58.5 cm circumference.

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters, 50 grams)

  • 2 skeins
  • Note: Watchcap uses almost 2 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in colors Cobbler (Beanie) and Alizarin (Watchcap)

Yardage

Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 190 (285) yards/174 (261) meters of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 32 stitches and 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Cable Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking, unstretched

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle two or three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Rib Cabled Cast On

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner