Squishy garter stripes and two-color brioche give this hat a lot of room to play! Try different colors for each brioche section, grab that coveted speckled yarn that has been hanging out in your stash, and get this fun hat on your needles! Plenty of drape gives this hat a breathability that makes it perfect for anytime of year!
Both sizes are able to fit a huge range of ages thanks to the stretch and elasticity of brioche and garter!
Yarn: MC: (.75oz/20g, 75yd/70m)1oz/30g, 100yd/92m Sport weight; CC: (.25oz/10g, 40yd/37m) 0.55oz/15g, 58yd/53m Fingering weight
Suggested Yarn: MC - Swans Island EcoWash Sport (180yd/50g) in (Magenta) Mallard; CC - (Republic of Wool Twist Fingering (400yd/100g) in Wild at Heart) HedgeHog Fibers Sock (100g/350m) in Sea Glass
Needles: Size US 4/3.5mm (16in/40cm circular recommended)
Notions: tapestry needle, scissors
Gauge (measured over brioche): 21.25 sts & 30 rows = 4 in/10cm
Finished Measurements: Child:16in/40.5cm unstretched circumference; 6.75in/17cm height; Adult: 18in/45.75cm unstretched circumference; 8.5in/21.6cm height *A note on sizing - thanks to the elasticity of brioche and garter, both sizes fit a WIDE range of people! The child size fit everyone from ages 1-8 and even one of my adult testers, and the adult size fit both men and women comfortably!
Techniques to indulge in: 2-color brioche, twisted german cast on, garter stitch, 2 different styles of brioche crown shaping
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