Briochen by Katrin Schubert


May 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Adult S (M, L)
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It is hard to believe, but the Briochen pattern isn’t just another brioche hat pattern: with two repeating pattern rounds over 8 stitches it’s perfect for brioche beginners and interesting enough for advanced brioche knitters too.

From time to time it happens, that I am about thinking that it’s neither possible nor necessary to design another brioche hat pattern. But after finishing some cable and lace projects, it feels so good to have brioche stitches on my needles again! Actually it feels like coming home!

The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time. The pattern is fully reversible and can be knit in three sizes S (adult M, adult L); Block the finished cap over a steep-sided bowl or other head-shaped form to smooth the crown. You can do it, knitters!

16” (17.5, 19)“/40cm (44, 48)cm to fit head circumference 20-22”(22-24, 24-26)”/50-55cm (55-60, 60-65)cm.

8” (9, 10)“/20cm (22.5, 25)cm.

Altogether 220yd/200m of DK weight yarn (110 yd/100m of each color).
Rose version shown was knit with La Bien Aimèe Merino DK (100% Merino, 252yds/230m-115g) in Siena (MC) and Mount Kitchener (CC).
Turquoise version shown was knit with La Bien Aimèe Merino DK (252yds/230m-115g) in Jasper (MC) and Mount Kitchener (CC).

Size 3 US/3.25mm, 16”/40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd, or needle size to obtain gauge.

Stitch marker, darning needle for weaving in ends.

19 sts, 28 rounds = 4”/10cm in blocked brioche stitch.

Cast on, k, p, brk, brp, sl1yo, brLsldec, brRsldec, brkyobrk.