My Favorite Weekend hat by Natasha Sills

My Favorite Weekend hat

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in main hat pattern - brioche/ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Small (15" unstretched, fits up to 20" head), Large (18" unstretched, fits up to 24" head)
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This hat combines the classic simplicity of ribbing with a hint of brioche to create a unique, textured pattern. You can achieve several different looks based on color choices and reversibility. Fits any head size, from 15”-24”. The worsted weight yarn makes it a super quick project for holiday gifts, but go ahead and be selfish -- knit one for yourself, too.

This might be a good project for those who want to try brioche but don’t know where to start. There are just a couple of stitches to learn, no complicated increases or decreases, and you get to take a break with plain ribbing every few rows. One of my test knitters who had never tried brioche before was able to complete the hat in about a week.

A total of 180-ish yards of worsted weight yarn will be plenty for any size.

To all my fellow knitterinos who attended My Favorite Weekend, I hope you had fun in Santa Barbara!

NOTE: A plain version of this pattern was available for free in October 2019. In November, the promotion ended. I have added an additional page to the paid version of the pattern that includes extra instructions for how to modify the brioche rib pattern by adding a swirl (shown in the blue hat with pink pom-pom).