Hakova Sheli by Sarah Jordan

Hakova Sheli

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
240 - 400 yards (219 - 366 m)
To fit head circumference of 18 (20, 22, 24) in./46 (51, 56, 61) cm
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On the Jewish festival of Purim, it’s traditional to eat delicious three-cornered cookies called hamantaschen, meant to resemble the three- cornered hat of Haman, the villain in the Purim story. I have fond memories of baking dozens of cookies, and I also can remember my mother singing a song that went “Hakova sheli shalosh pinot,” or “My hat has three corners.” When I first knit up the crown for this hat, I couldn’t help but see the resemblance—and I also promptly got the song stuck in my head. The hat, it seems, named itself.

Worked in basic brioche stitch until you get to the crown, this hat is a fun and quick knit that’s a great way to use a single skein of fingering weight yarn in your stash. The brioche stitch does fun things with a self-striping yarn, as in the sample, but looks great in any color or style of yarn. The crown decreases are a bit fiddly but not difficult, making this a great beginner brioche project when you’re ready to do a bit of shaping.

Yarn requirements by size:
Approximately 240 (300, 360, 400) yds./219.5 (274.5, 329, 366) m

Notions needed:

  • One stitch marker (to mark the beginning of the round)
  • Three locking or bulb-style stitch markers (to mark individual stitches)
  • Yarn needle

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