New Pattern: Controlled Chaos

Is there such a thing as "too much brioche"? I'm not really sure there is so let's dive in to another brioche pattern that I'm so happy to share with you. 

Originally released as a "learn to brioche" MKAL, this wonderful hat that is ALL brioche ALL the time has made many a knitter proud with their new brioche skills. 

Controlled Chaos

Some days I get to ham it up for the camera and this particular day was no exception. I was so excited about this hat I couldn't not pose like an 80's band member. 

This fun-to-knit project uses 3 skeins, one of each color in Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted. I highly recommend Ewe Ewe for your brioche projects, especially if you're a newbie brioche-er, because it can take a ripping or two and still look fabulous. You will use ALL of the Color B (the aqua in the above photos) so when you swatch, do so with Color A (the tan color in the above photos). 

Here's the deets 'cuz I know you're gonna wanna make this: 


  • Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 95 yds / 50g skein) 1 skein each of: 
    • Wheat (Color A, Ewe Ewe Yarns Color 92)
    • Aquamarine (Color B, Ewe Ewe Yarns Color 70)
    • Orange Peel (Color C, Ewe Ewe Yarns Color 25)
  • US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle (or DPNs)
  • US 8 (5mm) 16“ circular needle (AND DPNs)
    • Adjust needle sizes as necessary to match gauge.
  • Stitch Marker

Finished Size: 

20” brim circumference, stretches to 23” (fits average woman's head)


15 sts and 22.5 rows = 4 inches in brioche rib after blocking


  • This hat is constructed in the round, from the brim up. A two-color cable cast-on is used to begin the hat and then is worked in brioche up through the grown of the hat.
  • Use circular needles for the construction of the hat until the circumference becomes too small; at this point switch to DPNs (or you may use DPNs for the entirety of the project).
  • This project uses the entire skein of Color B. To swatch it is recommended to use Color A.
  • I have created a collection of How To brioche videos on YouTube:

What'cha waiting for? Go grab your needles and have some brioche fun! Find the pattern here on my website or on Ravelry!