Brioche Ribbed Hat by Kaitlin Barthold

Brioche Ribbed Hat

February 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
215 - 272 yards (197 - 249 m)
Youth, (Adult Small, Adult Large)
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This brioche stitch beanie is designed to be the perfect, go-to winter hat. The two color ribbing and stylish crown decreases will have all your friends and family asking for one of their own!

A start to finish video tutorial is available for this pattern on my YouTube channel:

This hat is worked from the bottom, up using two color brioche stitch in the round. Stylish and symmetrical decreases will shape the crown of the hat.

This beanie is designed in three sizes:
Youth (Adult Small, Adult Large)
Height (brim unfolded): 11, (12, 12.5)“ / 28, (30.5, 32) cm
Circumference: 15, (17, 19)” / 38, (43.25, 48.25) cm
To fit head size: 18-19, (20-21, 22-23)“ / 45.5-49, (51-53.5, 56-58.5) cm

Brioche stitch creates a very lofty and stretchy fabric. Because of this, you will want to choose a hat size that is 3-4” smaller than your head circumference. Hat is photographed in Adult Large and worn on a 22”

40, (45, 50) g / 108, (122, 136) yds Originally Lovely Pura Yarn - shown in Garnet
40, (45, 50) g / 108, (122, 136) yds Originally Lovely Pura Yarn - shown in Natural
Size US 6 (4.00 mm) 12, (12, 16)” circular knitting needles
Size US 6 (4.00 mm) Double Pointed Needles OR long circular needles for Magic Loop Technique
Size US 8 (5.00 mm) circular knitting needles – any length, used only for cast-on
Stitch Markers
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Note on yarn: Because brioche stitch creates a stretchy fabric, it is best to choose a non-superwash, wool yarn. The yarn that I chose for this hat is Originally Lovely Pura, a superfine merino wool. A non-superwash wool such as this allows the hat to maintain its shape and elasticity, without becoming overly stretched.

Please note: Yarn weight and yardage requirements are estimates. Using yarn of different fiber composition, ply, gauge, and any modifications will lead to differences in yarn usage.

15 stitches and 22 rows = 4” in brioche stitch on size 6 needles.

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This pattern is written in US English terms.

This pattern and photographs of this garment are property of Kaitlin Barthold of Originally Lovely. This pattern, photos, and design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only. All commercial use is strictly prohibited. You may not produce or distribute this pattern under any circumstances.