Briochealicious Hat by Andrea Mowry

Briochealicious Hat

August 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21.25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in brioche
US 4 - 3.5 mm
115 - 160 yards (105 - 146 m)
Child and Adult, see notes for more information
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Squishy garter stripes and two-color brioche give this hat a lot of room to play! Try different colors for each brioche section, grab that coveted speckled yarn that has been hanging out in your stash, and get this fun hat on your needles! Plenty of drape gives this hat a breathability that makes it perfect for anytime of year!

Both sizes are able to fit a huge range of ages thanks to the stretch and elasticity of brioche and garter!

New to the fabulous Brioche Stitch?? This fun (and addicting) stitch will open up a whole new world to your knitting life! Feeling a little intimidated?? Don’t worry - there is a wealth of resources out there! Especially the brioche queen herself - Nancy Marchant! I took her Craftsy class on Brioche and I cannot recommend it enough!

Yarn: MC: (.75oz/20g, 75yd/70m)1oz/30g, 100yd/92m Sport weight; CC: (.25oz/10g, 40yd/37m) 0.55oz/15g, 58yd/53m Fingering weight

Suggested Yarn: MC - Swans Island EcoWash Sport (180yd/50g) in (Magenta) Mallard; CC - (Republic of Wool Twist Fingering (400yd/100g) in Wild at Heart) HedgeHog Fibers Sock (100g/350m) in Sea Glass

Needles: Size US 4/3.5mm (16in/40cm circular recommended)

Notions: tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge (measured over brioche): 21.25 sts & 30 rows = 4 in/10cm

Finished Measurements: Child:16in/40.5cm unstretched circumference; 6.75in/17cm height; Adult: 18in/45.75cm unstretched circumference; 8.5in/21.6cm height

Techniques to indulge in: 2-color brioche, twisted german cast on, garter stitch, 2 different styles of brioche crown shaping