Willow Branches Hat by Heather Anderson

Willow Branches Hat

August 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in brioche rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
230 yards (210 m)
17” (43 cm) circumference, unstretched, 8” (20 cm) deep (fits heads up to 23”/58.5 cm)
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This pattern is part of my Give a Gift KAL--September 1st - October 6th…come knit along!

Ready to try a brioche pattern? This pattern uses only one brioche increase and one brioche decrease to create a complicated looking brioche pattern. Using what I’ve learned from teaching brioche, I’ve tried to use the best elements of the brioche direction writing I’ve seen and create a pattern that eliminates confusion and makes brioche less of a mystery!

Finished size—17” (43 cm) circumference, unstretched, 8” (20 cm) deep (fits heads up to 23”/58.5 cm)
Brioche is very stretchy, so this hat will fit a wide variety of head sizes. The hat above is modeled on a 23” (58.5 cm) head.

• Sport weight yarn—approx. 230 yds, 210 m total
As shown, Malabrigo Arroyo—MC purple 115 yds/105 m, CC multi-color 115 yds/105 m
• US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) and DPNs of same size
• US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (41 cm) needle
• Tapestry needle, locking stitch marker

Gauge: 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in brioche rib