Wreckhouse Hat by Allison O'Mahony

Wreckhouse Hat

March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
168 - 220 yards (154 - 201 m)
Adult S [M, L]
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The Wreckhouse hat is the second pattern in the Wreckhouse Collection.

The patterns can be purchased separately, or as a collection for 25% off. Past purchases count, meaning if you’ve previously purchased one or more of the patterns in the collection, you can add the other(s) to your cart and receive the collection at the discounted price minus what you’ve already paid!

For example, if you already bought the hat pattern for $7, add the collection to your cart. The collection price of $21 will be discounted by the $7 you paid for the hat, and you’ll get cowl, headband, and mitten patterns for $14 total.

Wreckhouse is an area of Newfoundland named for its extreme winds. While the Newfoundland Railway was still in operation, the winds would occasionally blow railway cars off the tracks, and to this day transport trucks are still blown off the road from time to time.

The Wreckhouse hat is knit in thick, dense, Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, making it a stylish but also truly functional winter accessory. The honeycomb pockets trap warm air, making this hat an effective barrier against the briskest of winter winds.

Adult sizes S [M, L]

45.5 [50.5, 56] cm/18 [20, 22]” circumference and 23.5 [24, 25] cm/9.25 [9.5, 9.75]” height

154 [174, 201] m/168 [190, 220] yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201 m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Rainier Heather (9454); 1 skein.

Size A (for Honeycomb Brioche Stitch body)
One each 40 cm/16” circular needle and set of DPNs*, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
*Or preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

Size B (for Brioche Stitch brim)
One 40 cm/16” circular needle, size 3.75 mm/US 5 (or one size smaller than Size A)

15 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4” in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, after light blocking

Please take time to check gauge. Changes in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and could result in requiring more than one skein. When counting rounds in Brioche Stitch, count the visible knit stitches only (even though these are formed over two worked rounds). Two worked rounds = one counted round.

Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle


Honeycomb Brioche Stitch pattern is written only (no charts).

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