This design matches the “wee heathers scarf / Moosheide Schal” and the pattern is available in small, medium and large. The pattern is available in English at present and will be published in German soon, so please stay posted!
For ease of knitting, the hat is worked as a flat piece, and edges are joined when completed. I have added bobbles to the upper half of the hat so it has ultimate texture with a beautiful “squishy” softness, and holds its’ shape extremely well because of the depth of the stitch. When the fabric is being pulled or folded, the colours blend beautifully and the many combinations create a huge colour palette. Remember that Brioche is reversible, so you can wear your scarf or cowl on both sides, and the edges don’t roll!
This pattern is syncopated, which means that one pattern block shows colour 1 as the pattern colour with colour 2 in the background, while the identical pattern block beside it brings colour 2 to the front and pushes colour 1 to the back. If you prefer one main colour for the front and one for the back throughout, simply repeat the first pattern block over and over; pattern blocks are indicated by yellow lines in the charts. The scarf features 3 parallel rows of heathers in alternating colours, knitted in 2-colour brioche.
If you prefer a plainer look without bobbles or syncopation, I have included this option in the instructions.
- experience level: experienced
- techniques used: knit, purl, Brioche knit, Brioche purl, Brioche increases and decreases, 5-stitch bobbles
- gauge: 20 stitches x 22 rows = 4 inches / 10cm² in stocking stitch on 4mm needles
- small: 42 cm circumference x 21 cm tall
- medium: 48 cm circumference x 21 cm, tall
- large: 54 cm circumference x 21 cm tall
- Any yarn of double knitting (DK) thickness in 2 colours; I find that wool with “bounce” creates the deepest fabric,
- I used for the blue/green/gold hat (top left on cover illustration): King Cole “Riot” double knitting (70% acrylic, 30% wool), variegated, hand washable at 40˚C, 1 skein = 100g / 324 yards / 294 metres:
1 skein in “Beech”” (shade 1950), 1 skein in “Stormy” (shade 3079)
- For purple / green hat shown (second hat from top on cover illustration): King Cole “Country Tweed” double knitting (73% acrylic, 24% wool, 3% viscose), variegated, hand washable at 30˚C, 1 skein = 100g / 306 yards / 280 metres:
1 skein in “Pennines”” (shade 1562), 1 skein in “Lucky Heather” (shade 164)
- For purple/gold bobble hat shown (second hat from bottom on cover illustration): Hobbii “Carnival” (100% acrylic), variegated, hand washable at 30˚C, 2 skeins at 100g / 262 yards / 240 metres:
In “Tenerife” (shade 09)
- For grey/cream bobble hat shown (bottom right on cover illustration): Stylecraft “Alpaca Tweed” double knitting (20% alpaca, 77% acrylic, 3% viscose), machine washable at 30˚C, 1 skein = 100g / 262 yards / 240 m:
1 skein in “Aran” (shade 1658),
and King Cole “Country Tweed” double knitting (73% acrylic, 24% wool, 3% viscose), variegated, hand washable at 30˚C, 1 skein = 100g / 306 yards / 280 metres:
1 skein in “Lakeland”” (shade 160)
- weight and yarn amount:
- 30 – 50 grams per hat in total / part of 1 skein per colour,
- needles: US size 3 / UK size 10 / metric size 3mm circular or straight needles for edging, and US size 6 / UK size 8 / metric size 4mm circular or straight needles for body,
- notions: 5 stitch markers, tapestry needle to secure yarn ends, pompoms if preferred.