Liebelle by Katrin Schubert


August 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in brioche pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 - 280 yards (229 - 256 m)
One size (M, adult)
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Can you remember the pattern of the Leaves And Stripes Shawl? It was combining three colors with a brioche pattern and stripes. I was thinking, whether it is possible to use this pattern idea for a hat too? After stash diving, I decided to go for this bright, sweet and sour orange with two speckled colors: here we go! I was more than happy how it worked out and found even more triples, to cast on a second and a third hat ( the pattern is addictive!)

I used wonderful speckled yarns, made by Hedgehogfibres, WalkCollection and Madelinetosh - just feel free to use DK-weight yarn from your stash.

The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time. The pattern has eight repeating rows and is based on basic brioche stitches, increases and decreases. It’s important to note that there is no 4-stitch-decrease to be knit. You can do it, knitters!

The hat can be knit in multiple sizes only by changing needle size and gauge; Block the finished cap over a steep-sided bowl or other head-shaped form to smooth the crown.

17,5” / 44 cm to fit head circumference 20,8” - 22” / 53cm -56cm
9,4” / 24cm
Altogether 265yd / 240m of DK weight yarn (120 yd / 110m of the main color, 95yd / 85m of the contrasting color and 50yd / 45m of the bright color)
Orange version shown was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh DK ( 100% Merino, 225 yards/ 206 meters /100g) in Citrus (BC) and Hedgehogfibres Merino DK (219 yards /209 meters/100g) in Gobelin (DC) and Juniper (LC).
Purple version shown was knit with Hedgehogfibres Merino DK (219 yards /209 meters/100g) in Spell (BC), Raven (DC) and Salty Tales (LC).
Green version shown was knit with Walkcollection Merino DK ( 100% Merino, 225 meters /100g) in Nomad (LC) and Caribbean (DC) and Malabrigo Rios in Cereza.
Size 4 US / 3,5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
Stitch marker, darning needle for weaving in ends
20 sts, 26 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch
Cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, brkyobrk