Golden Chain by Michele Bernstein

Golden Chain

February 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches = 4 inches
in Golden Chain stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
18", 19" easily stretches to fit up to 24" head
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The serpentine links of this hat remind me of cascading Golden Chain blooms in the spring. This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up, and features a simple brioche pattern. It’s a great next step after learning two color brioche rib in the round.

Golden Chain is one of the hats in a collection of brioche knits. You can purchase this pattern separately, or the Brioche Hat Trick e-book which includes patterns for three hats and two cowls. (A hat trick is 3 goals by the same player in a hockey game. Are these hats your goals?)

Too much variety? Golden Chain is also available in an e-book with a Golden Chain Cowl. Knitter’s choice!

July 2020: I’ve added a tutorial for another way to handle the tricky bits at the beginning/end of rounds; see my PDXKnitterati Tutorials page if you’d like to try an alternate way.