Minimalismus Hat by Raina K

Minimalismus Hat

by Raina K
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in 20x24
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
180 - 220 yards (165 - 201 m)
one size
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I looove brioche knitting and this little piece is comfortable, playful, warm and easy to knit.

Winter is not far …

This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, starting with the brim and ending with the crown, using simple K2tog stitch and two-color brioche decreases (br4st dec) for the crown shaping.
Two-color brioche is unique and the result is like two different hats - You can wear both sides. 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, more rounds up or use larger needles). The pattern sizes matches the petrol blue and beige beanie shown.

The pattern is fully written and also includes charted instructions, check both. It has been throughly tested.

You don’t have to print out the whole document. You can chose: charts or written instuction.

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: 40 gr of each color, MC and CC.
My beanie weighs exactly 90 gr/3.15oz (with pompom).
Other hat (Water and Plomo): Knitted with Malabrigo Rios.

NEEDLES: 16” (40cm) circular needle or DPNs (double pointed needles) in US 2 ½ /3,00 mm ribbing and US 4/3,5mm pattern.
If you are slouchy knitter, consider a
US 1 ½/2,5mm circular needles for the ribbing.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate brioche. Two- colour brioche.

FINISHED SIZE: average women’s size (beanie in the Picture):
Depth – 23cm (9“)
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; pom pom maker; scissors; stitch marker (if needed) for marking the beginning of the round; cable needle for br4st dec.

GAUGE: 20 sts x 24 rows = 4“ 10cm in two-color brioche stitch (knitted US 2 ½ / 3,00mm needles)
TECHIQUES USED: Knitting in the round, knitting, purling, brioche decreases/increases (br4sts dec, brLsl dec, brRsl dec, brk1, brp1, sl1yo).

And thank you my dear test knitters. Without you, this pattern isn’t here ….

Testers:arzucarolina, grankaG, medvezhonka, sushipie, BR7394, knitting-bine, iratirita, 1957karenh, gis, NatVaiz, andani

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