Smush by Rachel Leggett

Smush

Knitting
October 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
100 - 400 yards (91 - 366 m)
0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-10 years) [teen/adult small, adult medium, adult large]
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Smush is a two-color sport weight beanie with the most scrumptious, squishiest brim. The double-layered brim is knit with eye-catching two-color brioche on the outside and lined with single-color ribbing.

I find that brioche tends to get stretched out throughout the day, but the inner layer of ribbing provides the elasticity that keeps Smush fitting well all day long. Plus, the double-thick brim is doubly warm!

Click here to read more about my inspiration for Smush on my blog.

Yarn
355 yd (325 m) / 100 g of sport weight yarn in a main color.
36 yd (33 m) / 10 g of sport weight yarn in a contrast color.

Smaller sizes will use less.

Pictured in La Bien Aimée Merino Sport in colorways Gaji (MC) and undyed Yellow Brick Road Graffiti (CC).

KnitPicks Hawthorne is a fantastic budget-friendly substitute, or try any other sport weight yarn you like!

Gauge
28 stitches and 36 rows per 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Needles
US 2 / 2.5 mm 16 in / 40 cm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge); US 2 / 2.5 mm set of DPNs, or a circular needle long enough for magic loop (for the crown);

US 1 / 2.25 mm 16 in / 40 cm circular needles, or one size smaller than needles used to obtain gauge (for the brim).

Sizes
0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-10 years) [teen/adult small, adult medium, adult large]

Finished circumference: 12.5 (13.75, 14.75, 16) [18.25, 19.5, 20.5] in / 31.8 (34.9, 37.5, 40.6) [46.4, 49.5, 52.1] cm.

Finished height: 5.75 (6.5, 7.25, 7.75) [8.25, 9.25, 10] in / 14.6 (16.5, 18.4, 19.7) [21, 23.5, 25.4] cm.

Pictured in adult medium. Choose a size with 2-4 in / 5-10 cm negative ease, based on how snug you like your hats.