Deep End by Michele Bernstein

Deep End

September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.75 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 - 210 yards (155 - 192 m)
15 (17, 19)” circumference, 8.5” tall
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Deep End is a 2 color brioche hat knit in the round from the bottom up. One side features a large staghorn motif, the other side uses a variation of the gull stitch.

I designed this hat as a teaching piece for my classes. You’ll learn both left and right leaning brioche double decreases on the first patterning round; it’s like jumping in the deep end of the pool! After that it’s oodles of relaxing brioche rib before the next increases and decreases.

Two crown options are included. Choose the 4 stitch decreases for a challenge, or go back to the shallow end of the pool with familiar double decreases.

Brioche is very stretchy; I’m wearing the 17” hat very comfortably on my 22.5” head.

You’ll need 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn, 95 (105, 115) yards dark color, and 75 (85, 95) yards light color.

This pattern is also available from my Payhip store.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitter Ann Berg.