Starfruit Brioche Hat – FREE pattern!

 

Designed by:

Monica Littlefield of Quarrelsome Rhinoceros Stitches


ABOUT
This simple hat was born out of experimenting with two color brioche. Most of the brioche hats I have seen worked in the round are worked from the brim upwards. I wanted to make this one in the opposite direction to use increases to create a pattern on the crown that reminds me of a starfruit. The brioche makes the hat stretchy.

Notes

Yarn: Any two worsted weight yarns. You will use less than 100g of each color to complete this project.

Shown in: De Rerum Natura Cyrano – Plume / Unknown Worsted/Aran Weight – White

Needles: US 8 (5mm) for main body of hat – US 6 (4mm) for brim of hat.

Gauge: 14 stitches X 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) in brioche pattern with larger needles, after blocking.

Techniques used:

Terms/Stitches used

K – knit.

P – purl.

Brk – brioche knit – knit stitch together with the associated yarn over from the previous row.

Brkyobrk – brioche knit, yo, brioche knit – all into the same stitch. Brk1, leave the stitche on the needle, bring the yarn forward, then brk1 into the same stitch. 2 stitches increased.

Brp – brioche purl – purl stitch together with the associated yarn over from the previous row.

Sl1yo – slip one yarn over. Following a k or brk stitch – bring yarn forward, slip next stitch purlwise onto the right needle, work next stitch as indicated by pattern. Following a p or brp stitch – yarn is in front of work already, slip next stitch purlwise, bring yarn over the right needle and back to the front of the work in preparation for the next stitch as indicated by the pattern.

MC – Main Color.

CC – Contrast Color.

Pattern

Using Emily Ocker’s circular cast on method and MC, cast on 12 stitches. Place marker to indicate the beginning of the round.

Set up:

Row 1(MC): *k1, sl1yo* repeat to end of round. (12 stitches)

Row 2(CC): *sl1yo, p1* repeat to end of round. (12 stitches)

Increase Rounds:

Row 1(MC): *brkyobrk, sl1yo* repeat to end of round. (24 stitches) (It helps to put markers before every increase stitch.

Row 2(CC): *sl1yo, brp1* repeat to the end of round. (24 stitches)

Repeat these two rows four more times. You will have a total of 72 stitches on your needles when you have completed the last increase.)

Body

Row 1(MC): *brk1, sl1yo* repeat to end of round.

Row 2(CC): *sl1yo, brp1* repeat to end of round

Repeat these two rounds twenty-seven more times.

Brim

Switch to smaller needles at the beginning of this next round.

Row 1(CC): *brk1, sl1yo* repeat to end of round.

Row 2(CC): *sl1yo, brp1* repeat to end of round.

Repeat these two rounds ten more times.

Bind-off rows

Row 1(MC): *k1, p1* repeat to end of round.

Using a stretchy bind off method, bind off all stitches.

Weave in ends. Block.

Contact

If you have any questions about this pattern please feel free to comment or send an email to quarrelsomerhino@gmail.com

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