Descartes Brioche Beanie – Knitting Pattern




This cushy Brioche Beanie pattern was created as a great first brioche project. The pattern will give you a chance to work brioche in the flat, and in the round. The brim is started with a provisional cast-on. It is completed with a Kitchener stitch. This creates a horizontal brioche brim. You then pick up stitches along the edge and start working brioche in the round. This creates a vertical brioche effect. 

These lines create a beautiful project. Bonus, this hat is completely reversible and can be done in multiple textures! There is no shaping at the top, so you can feel free to stop the hat as soon as it is a size you love. Use 2 colors, or use 4 colors for a really unique hat! This hat comes with smaller or larger brim options. The sample shows the larger brim.

Materials & Info

Materials: : For a 2 color hat: 50 grams DK Weight Yarn in each Color A and Color B. For a 4 color hat 25 grams each in colors A, B, C, and D. 

Sample: Sample Hat shown in Malabrigo Worsted in the Cuarzo Colorway (210 yards in 100 grams), and Trilogy Yarns DK in the Mr. Green Jeans colorway.

Size(s): One Size (Adjustable)

Gauge: Gauge not important as you work on the headband portion until you are happy with the size

Needles: Size US 8 16” or 24” Circulars or DPNS

Other Tools: Scrap yarn for the provisional cast on, scissors, stitch markers, darning needle, tape measure

Difficulty: Intermediate. This is a good starting Brioche project.

This project used DK weight Yarn. You can find some of mine by colorway or on hand in the New Wave DK category.


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