Leafy Origami Hat by Michele Bernstein

Leafy Origami Hat

January 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18.25 stitches = 4 inches
in brioche rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 yards (160 m)
17”/43 cm circumference x 8.25”/21 cm tall after wet blocking.
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The Leafy Origami Hat, like its sister cowl, features a stitch pattern that falls into mountain and valley folds, just like origami. The beginning of the round moves forward and backward on several rounds, making this a challenging brioche pattern. The results are worth it! I’ve made several video tutorials to guide you through the increases, decreases, and moving the markers.

The Leafy Origami Hat is knit with 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn.

Because of the large stitch repeat, the size of the hat is only adjustable by yarn weight and gauge, but brioche is very stretchy and will most likely fit you or someone you know. I have moved up a needle size to US7 (4.5mm) to achieve a slightly larger hat; I usually knit my worsted weight brioche on a US6 (4.25 mm).

The stitch pattern is adapted from the Under Dutch Skies stitch pattern in Nancy Marchant’s book, Knitting Fresh Brioche.

This pattern is also available through my Payhip store.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitters Ann Berg, Debbie Braden, Megan Drake, Elizabeth Forester, and Jacqueline Lydston.