We love knitting brioche but wanted to try something a little different. So when I discovered the honeycomb brioche stitch, I thought it would make a great hat. And I love the high contrast ribbing and how it really shows off the beauty of the yarn. This is a great pattern for using some yarn leftovers since you need less than half a skein of each color. The word 'Madhukara', means honey maker in Sanskrit, so we thought it was the perfect name for this honeycomb hat design.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Main Color: Star Seed Yarn, Single Ply Fingering, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yards, Tumbleweed;
Contrast Color: Star Seed Yarn, Single Ply Fingering, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards, Skyscape.
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles 16"
Notions: tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, handi tool, point protectors (optional)
Gauge: Corrugated ribbing - 29 sts and 45 rows = 10 x 10 cm or 4"x4"; brioche body - 26 sts and 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm or 4"x4".
Finished Measurements: 41 cm/16" (46 cm/18") circumference x 22 cm/8.5" (23 cm/9") high from brim to top of hat, laid flat and not blocked.
Sizes: 1 (2)
Madhukara Brioche Hat
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