Merrily on High

This hat design is knitted in syncopated Brioche and comes in a range of sizes. The design has a ribbed edging with one row of cables for a slight zig-zag “tree trunk effect” edge.

The pattern includes instructions for the construction of pompoms and for the crochet chainstitch used to create the “light chain” which trails around the hat.

  • experience level: intermediate
  • techniques used: knit, purl, Brioche knit, Brioche purl, Brioche decreases
  • gauge: 18 stitches x 26 rows = 4 inches / 10cm² in Brioche stitch on 3mm needles
  • size:
    • Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12 months, adult
  • yarn:
    • Stylecraft “Special double knit” double knitting (100% acrylic), machine washable at 30°C in (for illustrated hats): “Greengage” (shade 1124), “Bottle” (shade 1009) and “Grass Green” (shade 1821), 1 skein = 100g / 322 yards or 295 metres
  • weight and yarn amount:
    • between 15 g and 30 g per colour / 1 skein per colour
  • needles: 3 mm circular needles (or double pointed needle if preferred)
  • notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle to join both knitted halves and to attach the pompom if wished, 4 mm crochet needle for chain stitch if wished

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