En­gel­man Hat

Think above and be­yond rib­bing. Sim­ple knits, purls and yarn overs give a deep 3-D ef­fect in two-color re­versible knit­ting.

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Gauge

14 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Brioche st pat To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Knit Brioche St (BrK): Knit next st (that was slipped in pre­vi­ous row) tog with yo. Purl Brioche St (BrP): Purl next st (that was slipped in pre­vi­ous row) tog with yo. Slip stitch with yarn over af­ter knit st (sl1yoK): Bring work­ing yarn un­der nee­dle to front of work, slip next st pwise (st of con­trast color), then bring yarn over nee­dle and over slipped st to the back. Slip stitch with yarn over af­ter purl st (sl1yoP): Slip next st pwise (st of con­trast color), then bring yarn over nee­dle and over slipped st to the back, bring work­ing yarn un­der nee­dle to front of work.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

2-Color Cast-On: Use both col­ors of yarn to cast on as fol­lows: With A, cast on 1 st by mak­ing a slip knot. With B, cast on 1 st by mak­ing a slip knot. Us­ing Knit Cast-On (page 79), al­ter­nate col­ors to cast on the rem sts.

Pat­tern Notes

Hat is worked flat and then the cas­ton and bound-off edges are sewn to­gether. It is gen­er­ous enough for a deep folded brim.

Brioche stitch is a form of tuck­ing stitches, where yarn overs from the pre­vi­ous row are worked to­gether with stitches on the next row. This makes a deeply ribbed re­versible fab­ric that is thick and cozy.

Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date large num­ber of stitches. Do not join to work in the round but work back and forth as di­rected.

To work 2-color Brioche stitch, work each row as in­structed with A, slide stitches back to other end of nee­dle, then work from same side again with B be­fore turn­ing to work A and B rows on other side of fab­ric.

Hat

Us­ing 2-Color Cast-On and beg and end­ing with A, loosely cast on 59 sts. Do not join. Work back and forth across nee­dle in rows. Foun­da­tion Row 1 (RS): With A, *k1, sl1yoK; rep from * to last st, k1. Do not turn. Foun­da­tion Row 2 (RS): Slide all sts back to right end of nee­dle (you will have A on left side and B on right side); with B, k1 (sel­vage st), *BrP1, sl1yoP; rep from * to last 2 sts, BrP1, k1 (sel­vage st). Turn work. Start Shap­ing Row 1 (WS): With A, kfb, sl1yoK, BrP1, *sl1yoP, BrP1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2­tog. Do not turn. Row 2 (WS): Slide all sts back to right end of nee­dle (A on left side and B as work­ing color). With B, k1 (sel­vage st), *sl1yoK, BrK1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yoK, k1 (sel­vage st). Turn work. Row 3 (RS): With A, k2­tog (sel­vage st and brioche st—3 loops on nee­dle), *sl1yoK, BrK1; rep from * to last st, kfb. Do not turn. Row 4 (RS): Slide all sts back to right end of nee­dle (A on left side and B as work­ing color). With B, k1 (sel­vage st), *BrP1, sl1yoP; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1yoP, p1, k1 (sel­vage st). Turn work.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat un­til slanted edge mea­sures ap­prox 21 inches or de­sired head cir­cum­fer­ence.

With A, bind off all sts in K1, P1 as the sts face you.

Fin­ish­ing

With length of yarn and ta­pes­try nee­dle, sew cast-on and bind-off edges tog, match­ing ribs as much as pos­si­ble and re­vers­ing last 5 inches of seam for brim.

Thread yarn through top edge of hat. Pull tightly and sew se­curely. Fold 3 inches to RS for brim.

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