Brilliant Corners by Kate Davies Designs

Brilliant Corners

Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
328 yards (300 m)
One size to fit head with 51-56cm / 20-22in circumference
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Read about the development of this design

Brilliant Corners

Brilliant Corners is a tune by Theolonius Monk with a ternary (three part) structure. Like Monk’s intriguing composition, the three-shade patterns and rhythms of this hat are simultaneously regular, yet unpredictable. A draft to weave the accompanying belt is included with the pattern.

Listen to Brilliant Corners here

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
1 ball of each of the following shades:
A Tarbet
B Asphodel
C Hirst

Needles and notions
Below gauge-size circular needle (40cm / 16in) for rib
Gauge-size circular needle (40cm / 16in) for hat body
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working crown shaping
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge
28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over corrugated rib pattern using gauge-size needle (washed and blocked)
Use 3.25mm needle as a starting point for swatching.
Check your gauge carefully. If your gauge tends to tighten when purling, you may need to go up a needle size. This stitch pattern sometimes requires fairly aggressive blocking.

Size
One size to fit head with 51-56cm / 20-22in circumference
This hat is a neatly-fitting beanie. Be sure to check your gauge, and block finished hat appropriately.

Pattern notes
Worked in 2x2 offset corrugated rib throughout, this hat is knitted in the round from the bottom up, following a chart.