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Mistiúil is the Irish word for “mystical”, and seems very fitting for the name for this hat. When I first learned the Brioche stitch, I had been intimidated by it for a long time. Looking at all of the beautiful project knitters were creating all around me, I felt like they had been initiated into some type of magic that I was not yet privy to.
Now is my turn to pass on the joy of learning a new technique to you. You are guided by video tutorials every step of the way for this hat, to ensure that you always know what an instruction means.
With sizes to fit the whole family, this hat is the perfect project to get your first tastes of the Brioche stitch. It knits up quickly with still enough variety so it never gets boring.
This pattern is intended as an introduction to Brioche. The only pre-requisite is knowing how to work basic stitches (knit, purl and slip) and decreases.
Five sizes, fitting head circumferences between 40.5 cm/ 16” and 61 cm/ 24”
Fingering weight yarn in either one colour or two contrasting colours.
100% SW Merino
384m/420 yards per 100 grams
45, 57, (70, 85), 105m/ 49, 62, (77, 94), 115 yards
Sample worked in Malabrigo Mechita in colourway 83 - Water Green.
33, 42, (52, 63), 78m/ 36, 46, (57, 69), 85 yards
Sample worked in mini skein hand-dyed by Eve Chambers Textiles.
You should have enough for all sizes in a 20g mini skein, however it might be tight for the largest size. I had only about 10 cm/4” left over.
3.5 mm/ US size 4 circular needles, or size required to achieve gauge.
23 sts x 27 Brioche rounds = 10cm/ 4” in Brioche in the round after blocking
A dedicated Low Vision version is available for download in both languages. This includes a minimum of 22pt font throughout, all written instructions and no charts within the document. No italic font or tables used in the entire document.
This pattern has been professionally edited and tested. Upon payment you will receive a PDF document with the knitting pattern.