Controlled Chaos - PDF Knitting Pattern
A wholly brioche beanie knit from the brim up!
This slouchy beanie is born out of my new found love of brioche. I love the shaping created by simple increases and decreases and the added visual complexity (though not-so to knit) of two colors.
While the pattern may look somewhat chaotic at first blush, as you delve further into the pattern you see that there’s actually a great deal of logic and control to the design.
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.
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 crown 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: http://youtube.com/TheUnapologeticKnitterKnits