Little Trees Hat by Raina K

Little Trees Hat

by Raina K
Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in 22 sts x 25 rounds
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 240 yards (201 - 219 m)
one size
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Brioche knitting is so addictive!

Two-color 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 fewer sections or use larger needles). The pattern sizes matches the petrol blue and beige beanie shown.

The hat can be knit in multiple sizes. You just only change needle size and gauge (do less or more repeats)

The pattern is easy to follow with clear instructions to guide you through from cast-on to finished object.
The Little Trees Pattern is easily memorized and all pattern worked rounds (between straight two color brioche rounds) are the same – the difference is created by shifting the Little Tree pattern laterally by half a pattern repeat, achieved simply by moving your BOR six stitches to the left or back to the right
All measurements are given in cm’s as well as inches.

Little Trees Hat is both written and charted, for your convenience.
And tested.

I would like to thank my wonderful testers. You have all been very helpful and it has been a real pleasure to work with you. Without you, this pattern isn’t here …. especially you, my dear editors.

YARN:
Yarn: Drops Lima (DK weight), 109 yards (100 meters)/ 50grams (1.76 ounces). 65% wool and 35% superfine alpaca.
MC yarn – Petrol; CC yarn – Beige mix
Or use any other DK weight yarn.

YARN CONSUMPTION: 50gr of each color, MC and CC.
My beanie weighs exactly 100gr/3,5oz.
Other hat (blue and grey): Knitted also with Drops Lima yarn.

NEEDLES: 16” (40cm) circular needle or DPNs (double pointed needles) in US 1,5 /2,5mm ribbing and US 4/3,5mm pattern.
I recommend US 2/2,5mm circular needles for the ribbing.

FINISHED SIZE: average women’s size (beanie in the Picture):
Depth – 24cm (9,5“)
Circ - 46cm (18“) Fits head about 57cm (22“)
Measurements taken un-blocked. Hats are shown on a 22.5” / 57cm head circumference.

OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry needle; stitch marker (if needed) for marking the beginning of the round; cable needle for br4st dec.

GAUGE: 22 sts x 25 rows = 4“ 10cm in two-color brioche stitch (knitted US 1 ½ / 2,5mm needles)
SKILL LEVELS: Intermediate brioche. Two- color brioche.
Techniques used: Knitting in the round, knitting, purling, brioche decreases/increases (br4sts inc, brLsl dec, brRsl dec, brk1, brp1, sl1yo)

If you want to block your hat, recommend you spray with water and block your finished hat lightly. Use a balloon or head mold.

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