Valkyrie Hat by Jennifer Shiels Toland

Valkyrie Hat

January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
176 - 217 yards (161 - 198 m)
2 Sizes: Small (Medium - Large)
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Valkyrie was conceived, designed and knit at 35,000 feet, so it only seemed fitting to call it after the winged female warriors of Asgard.

The design is worked seamlessly in the round, in 2 colour brioche. The winged motif is echoed around the hat and is interspersed with two colour vertical stripes, culminating at the top to form trident spears and art deco points.

Valkyrie is knit with the fabulous Rios from Malabrigo Yarns. There are two sizes; Small, and Medium - Large. It also has two lengths – wear it slouchy or as a regular beanie – you decide!

There are several video tutorials included with this pattern to help you work through the various brioche stitches, and other techniques to prevent jogging in garter stitch in the round.

Have fun, warriors ☺


2 sizes: Small (Medium - Large)
Finished Height Slouchy: 26 (26)cm / 10.25 (10.25)”
Finished Height Beanie: 20.5 (20.5)cm / 8 (8)”
Finished Circumference: 43 (47)cm / 17(18.5)” at narrowest point (band area).
All measurements taken with relaxed fabric, after light steam blocking.

Malabrigo, Rios 100g (192m/ 210yds; Worsted weight; 100% Merino). Sample shown in MC: Azul Profundo & CC: Frank Ochre

Slouchy Beanie:
Small size: 1 skein MC; 1 skein CC
MC: 51g (1.8 oz) – 98m (107 yds)
CC: 48g (1.7 oz) – 92m (101 yds)
Medium to Large size: 1 skeins MC; 1 skein CC
MC: 55g (1.9 oz) – 106m (115.5 yds)
CC: 48g (1.7 oz) – 92m (101 yds)

Regular Beanie: 1 skein MC; 1 skein CC. It uses approximately 15% less yarn than Slouchy Beanie.

4.5mm/US 7 Double pointed needles or equivalent circular needle, for your preferred method of knitting in the round. Adjust needle size to match gauge.
Stitch markers (4 total; 1 unique; 1 removable)
Tapestry/Darning needle

Garter st, worked in the round, taken after light steam blocking:
18.5 sts x 44 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”)

For more details on Brioche knitting, please go to Nancy Merchant’s website for her wonderful Books and Classes