Harlow Worsted by Andrea Mowry

Harlow Worsted

December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over brioche stitch in the round using the larger needle.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 280 yards (146 - 256 m)
1 (2, 3)
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I absolutely adore my original Harlow hat, but I wanted something that was a bit quicker to knit for the holiday season! This is the pattern I know I can depend on for stash busting, wardrobe enhancing, or a quick gift for someone I love! Ideal for beginner brioche enthusiasts, this hat is knit from the bottom up in two color brioche and is totally reversible! The crown shaping utilizes a different decrease then the original Harlow, so if you try both you will be well on your way to a brioche pro! There are lots of brioche video tutorials linked in the pattern (and below) to help you on your way!

1 (2, 3)

Circumference - 16 (18, 20)”/40.5 (46, 51) cm
Height - 9 (9.5, 9.5)”/23 (24, 24) cm
To Fit: 18-20 (21-22, 23-24)”/46-51 (53.5-56, 58.5-61) cm Head Circumference

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Worsted Weight in 2 colors - approx. 30 (45, 50) g/84 (126, 140) yds each

For this hat I chose a woolen spun yarn for ultimate squish and warmth! I really love Brooklyn Tweed’s new Tones line, as playing with one hue in a light and dark is always guaranteed to be stunning in brioche. Shelter is a perfect swap as well!

Brooklyn Tweed Tones (or Shelter) 100% Wyoming-grown Columbia Wool (50 g/140 yds/128 m)
MC - 1 skein Lychee Undertone
CC - 1 skein Lychee Overtone

Size US 5/3.75 mm - 16”/40 cm circular
Size US 6/4 mm - 16”/40 cm circular
Size US 6/4 mm - DPNs (or a longer circular for Magic Loop)
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, go down one size for brim.)

Stitch marker (1)
Locking stitch marker (1)
Tapestry needle

16 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over brioche stitch in the round using larger needle.

Two-color tubular cast on
or Twisted German cast on
Two-color brioche in the round (English style)
Two-color brioche in the round (Continental style)
Brk 4 st decrease

Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!