Brioche Top Knot


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Short Description: This playful hat comes in a standard fitted size and a super loose and slouchy style. This design is a great beginner pattern for learning two-color brioche in the round and left and right decreases. The decreases result in two rectangular tabs that form the top knot. Pick two colors of DK or worsted weight yarn and brioche, baby!

Gauge:  16 sts & 20 rnds = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch

Sizes:  Fitted [Oversized]

Finished Measurements:  20 [26]” / 51 [66]cm circumference, 9 [14]” / 23 [36]cm from CO to top of hat when hat is tied. Measurements taken un-blocked. Hats are shown on a 22.5” / 57cm head circumference. The oversized style is meant to fit super loose and slouchy.

Materials Used:  DK or worsted weight


  • MC - 100 [230]yds / 91 [210]m
  • CC - 95 [220]yds / 87 [201]m

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  • Fitted Version:  Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran (100% Merino Wool; 182yds / 166m per 100g skein).  Main Color (MC) - Typewriter; Blue Sky Alpacas Techno (68% Alpaca, 22% Silk, 10% Merino; 120yds / 110m per 50g skein).  Contrast Color (CC) - 1975 Club Gray
  • Oversized Version:  Ton of Wool Cormo Aran Weight (100% Cormo Wool; 507yds / 464m per 300g skein).   Main Color (MC) - Natural White; Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Merino Wool; 225yds / 206m per 100g skein).  Contrast Color (CC) - Seaglass; Yardage: MC - 100 [230]yds / 91 [210]m; CC - 95 [220]yds / 87 [201]m

Needle Size:  16” US 8 / 5mm circular.  Substitute a longer circular needle for the Magic Loop Method.

Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions

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