Brushstroke Hat by Black Cat Knitting Company

Brushstroke Hat

January 2019
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Adult (One Size) Fitted and Slouchy option
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Do you have that one special skein of indie-dyed yarn lying around waiting for the perfect pattern to really show it off?
This might just be the pattern for you!

Brushstroke Hat was designed to highlight hand-painted and variegated colorways, combining two of my favorite stitches- brioche and herringbone. Using just one skein of 4ply held double, this hat is the perfect way to show off a special yarn with two beautiful and timeless texture stitches.

If you are new to either brioche or herringbone stitch, now is your chance to learn.
This pattern gives detailed instructions and includes a link to a video tutorial which can give you a helpful visual aid.

This hat has quickly become my favorite go-to hat :)

3.75 mm/US size 5 circular needle (50-60 cms long)
8 mm/US Size 11 circular needle (50-60 cms long)
8 mm/US Size 11 dpns (double-pointed needles)

Notions: Removable stitch markers & tapestry needle

Fingering weight/ 4 ply held double
Quantity needed: approx. 250-300 yards
Shown here: Prosper Yarn Beaut in “Procrastination” colorway

Finished Size:
Finished hat measures 20” circumference, and 8.5” tall (11 inches for slouchy version)