BriocheSis Hat by Raina K

BriocheSis Hat

by Raina K
April 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 22 sts x 28 rounds
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
241 - 262 yards (220 - 240 m)
one size
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The BriocheSis Hat is the sibling to my Lollipop Hat. The motif and the construction are almost the same, but there are less br4st decreases and more plain brioche rounds in this version, and it is fully charted.
Once you get into the rhythm of it, brioche stitch is no more difficult than basic ribbing. You get to try out a new stitch pattern, and end up with a cute design. It’s a lovely and modern beanie, and is an interesting and pleasant knit that is sure to be an all year round wardrobe staple. Perfect for your next snowy adventure, it is as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear.

This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, starting with the brim, continuing with the body part and ending with the crown.
Two-colour brioche is unique and the result is like two different hats - you can wear both sides. Two-color brioche stitch creates a gorgeous reversible fabric.
This beanie is an average adult size version - if you want a shorter or bigger size – do more or fewer sections, more rounds up (brioche plain rounds) or use larger needles. The pattern size matches the beige (Camel) and bright green (Fresco Y Seco) beanie shown.

Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 100gr / 3.6oz – 192m / 210yd).
MC yarn – Camel (208); CC yarn – Fresco Y Seco (128). Or use any other Aran or DK weight yarn.

YARN CONSUMPTION: 55gr / 2oz of each color, MC and CC. My beanie weighs exactly 110 gr / 4oz

NEEDLES: 40cm (16”) circular needle or DPNs (double pointed needles) in 2.50 mm (US 1 ½ ) for ribbing and 3.00mm ( US 2 ½ ) pattern.

SKILL LEVEL: This pattern is ideal for an adventurous beginner.

TECHNIQUES USED: Two - colour brioche. Knitting and brioche stitch in the round, knitting, purling, brioche decreases/increases (brLsl dec, brRsl dec, br4sts dec, brk1, brp1, sl1yo).

FINISHED SIZE: average women’s size (beanie in the picture):
Depth – 24 cm (9.5“)
Circ – 44 cm (17.5“) Fits head approx. 57cm (22.5“)
Measurements taken unblocked. Hats shown have a 57cm / 22.5” head circumference.

OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry needle; scissors; round counter (if needed); stitch marker (if needed) for marking the beginning of the round.

GAUGE: 22 sts x 28 rows = 10cm (4“) in two-color brioche stitch (using 3.00 mm (US 2 ½ ) needles).
Needle sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to achieve given gauge (to save your time).
My personal knitting tension is tight. If yours isn’t, consider using perhaps 2.25mm (US 1) for ribbing and 2.50mm (US 1 ½ ) needles for body.

And thank you again my dear test knitters. Without you, this pattern isn’t here ….

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