I have a lovely time knitting hats for my three sons, and enjoy trying out different techniques on the smaller canvas of hats.
I really am pleased with this one and want to share it.
(Please pardon my odd looking mannequin head. "She" was one I could get via a friend who sells products to hair salons and I would wish she had a different vibe but heck, she does at least serve to model hats....)
This is from the pattern by Katrin Schubert called Briocherub. If you decide to make this you must get the pattern here on her Ravelry page.
What we have put together is the two yarns that I used to make mine.
I copy here what Katrin wrote:
The BRIOCHERUB pattern is about a star stitch, which is well-known, translated into brioche knitting! It was so much fun, that it was difficult to stop knitting.
The transition from brim to pattern is perfect to make you familiar to the pattern, which is a combination of well-known brioche stitches.
The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time.
The Yarn and Colorways
I chose two DK weight yarns with contrasting colors.
1. Zauberball Starke 6 , from Schoppel, is 75% virgin wool/ 25% nylon, in a 150g ball totaling 437 yards (400m). The colorway I used is called Meilenstein, which translates in English to "milestone." It is a plied yarn, each ply gradually changing in color, giving long color runs insluding borwns, golds, blues and greens.
2. Findley DK is from Juniper Moon Farm and is a 50/50 silk/merino blend with 131 yards (120m) per 50g ball. This colorway is Sagefield, a pale sea green.
This kit will include one ball of each. You will need less than that for a lovely reversible hat.