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Brioche cable hat Novita Natura

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Two-colour brioche is perfect for ample accessories. The knitwork looks the same on both sides of the work, but the colours are reversed on the wrong side. Knitted from Novita Natura.
Magazine Novita Kevät 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 16
Skill level Expert
Brioche cable hat Novita Natura
Novita double-pointed needles 20 cm-6.0 mm
€3.30
Novita Finishing Needle 2 pcs
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Brioche cable hat Novita Natura
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N011916
    Pattern details
    Size
    One size

    Yarn demand
    Novita Natura
    (010) Off White and
    (045) Clay,
    50 g of both

    Needles and other supplies
    Double-pointed needles Novita 6 mm (UK 4 / US 10) or size needed to obtain gauge.

    Designer
    Minna Metsänen

    Details

    With the Off White yarn held double, cast on 72 sts and distribute them onto four double-pointed needles, 18 sts each. Work 1 round of ribbing. Then break one of the strands of yarn.

    Now begin working two-colour brioche in the round on the Off White row 1 of chart I:

    Row 1 (Off White): *k1, slip 1 yarn over (sl1yo)*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Row 1 (Clay): *sl1yo, brioche purl (brp = purl together the yo and the next st)*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Row 2 (Off White): *brioche knit (brk = knit together the yo and the next st), sl1yo*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Row 2 (Clay): *sl1yo, brp*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Continue in this manner, working each row with both Off White and Clay.

    Begin the cable turns on the Clay row 5. Work the 18 st pattern on each needle: work 5 sts, slip 4 sts onto cable needle and hold in back (the slipped st and yo count as 1 st), work 4 sts from left needle, work the 4 sts from cable needle, work to end.

    Now work Off White row 6. Work from Clay row 6 to Off White row 12, then repeat the rows bracketed on the chart 4 more times. 5 cable turns in total.

    Work two-colour brioche until the hat measures 20 cm. Finish on a Clay row. Begin decreases on Off White row 1 of chart II.

    Decrease round: *Slip the knit st + yo knitwise, k2tog, pass the slipped st over. Work until 4 sts remain on the needle. Slip the knit st + yo knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over. Move the st to the left-hand needle, pass the 2nd st over and work the last st*. Repeat *-* on each needle. 16 sts decreased, 56 sts on the needles. Work 3 rounds even, alternating rounds of Clay and Off White. Repeat the decreases every 4th round 2 more times (Off White rows 3 and 5). Work Clay row 5 following the chart. 24 sts on the needles, 6 sts each.

    Work 1 round with Off White: knit together the knit sts and yos and purl the purl sts. Now k2tog through the back loop to end of round = 12 sts.

    Break the yarn. Use a tapestry needle to thread it through the remaining sts. Pull tightly to close the hole and weave in.

    Finishing

    Steam the hat lightly.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    Circumference approx. 54 cm / 21¼ in

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *¬-*. Two-colour brioche in the round:
    - Round 1 (Off White): *k1, slip 1 yarn over (sl1yo)*, repeat *-* to end of round.
    - Round 2 (Clay): *sl1yo

    With the Off White yarn held double, cast on 72 sts and distribute them onto four double-pointed needles, 18 sts each. Work 1 round of ribbing. Then break one of the strands of yarn.

    Now begin working two-colour brioche in the round on the Off White row 1 of chart I:

    Row 1 (Off White): *k1, slip 1 yarn over (sl1yo)*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Row 1 (Clay): *sl1yo, brioche purl (brp = purl together the yo and the next st)*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Row 2 (Off White): *brioche knit (brk = knit together the yo and the next st), sl1yo*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Row 2 (Clay): *sl1yo, brp*, repeat *-* to end of round.

    Continue in this manner, working each row with both Off White and Clay.

    Begin the cable turns on the Clay row 5. Work the 18 st pattern on each needle: work 5 sts, slip 4 sts onto cable needle and hold in back (the slipped st and yo count as 1 st), work 4 sts from left needle, work the 4 sts from cable needle, work to end.

    Now work Off White row 6. Work from Clay row 6 to Off White row 12, then repeat the rows bracketed on the chart 4 more times. 5 cable turns in total.

    Work two-colour brioche until the hat measures 20 cm. Finish on a Clay row. Begin decreases on Off White row 1 of chart II.

    Decrease round: *Slip the knit st + yo knitwise, k2tog, pass the slipped st over. Work until 4 sts remain on the needle. Slip the knit st + yo knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over. Move the st to the left-hand needle, pass the 2nd st over and work the last st*. Repeat *-* on each needle. 16 sts decreased, 56 sts on the needles. Work 3 rounds even, alternating rounds of Clay and Off White. Repeat the decreases every 4th round 2 more times (Off White rows 3 and 5). Work Clay row 5 following the chart. 24 sts on the needles, 6 sts each.

    Work 1 round with Off White: knit together the knit sts and yos and purl the purl sts. Now k2tog through the back loop to end of round = 12 sts.

    Break the yarn. Use a tapestry needle to thread it through the remaining sts. Pull tightly to close the hole and weave in.

    Finishing

    Steam the hat lightly.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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