Tidepool Hat by Sharon Fuller

Tidepool Hat

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October 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in fisherman's rib on smaller needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
child, adult regular, adult large
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Thick, fluffy fisherman’s rib and honeycomb brioche form a warm, decorative, reversible fabric for this close-fitting winter hat. On one side, the stitches evoke a sand dollar. On the other, they resemble a sea anemone as seen at low tide--with tentacles retracted. The stitch patterns and color-play are so engaging that you’re liable to end up going tidepooling again and again.

Pattern includes full written instructions and photo tutorials for each stitch.

Brioche fabric is very stretchy, so each size will fit a wide range of heads.

Difficulty: Intermediate. You will need enough knitting experience to easily understand directions for new techniques and the ability to “read” your knitting. Prior brioche experience is not required.

Substitution: For best results, use a wool or wool-blend yarn. Superwash is not advised, as the brioche stitches may stretch out of shape due to the smoothness of the yarn.

The photo tutorials are also available separately for free:
Part 1 Italian Cast-On With Lifeline
Part 2 Relacing Dropped Stitches in Fisherman’s Rib
Part 3 Two-Color Honeycomb Brioche Stitch

Thanks to test knitters knitnspin and neon628.