Diamonds hat

If you knit a hat in the brioche technique, you can be sure it's going to be a warm hat.
And maybe you'll like the pattern so much that you're going to want to knit the Diamonds scarf also, and a have a nice set, like in the picture below:
As usual brioche is reversible, so you knit 2 hats-at-a-time :)
In the video tutorial you can see all the details on how to knit this hat:
Cast-on a multiple of 8 stitches (+ 1 st). I have cast-on 64 stitches + 1 stitch for joining the round.
The instructions below are for 1 repeat of the pattern in width, so you need to repeat the instructions for every round as many times as you have repeats, I have 8 repeats.

In my video tutorial I have 2 repeats of the pattern in height. If you will do the same, follow these instructions:
Round 1: [k1, sl1yo] 4 times
Round 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: [sl1yo, brp1] 4 times
Round 3, 5, 9, 11, 13: [brk1, sl1yo] 4 times
Round 16, 18, 20… 92 (all aven rows): [sl1yo, brp1] 6 times
Round 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81: [brk1, sl1yo] 6 times
Round 15: brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo
Round 19, 51: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brkyobrk
Round 23, 55: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo
Round 27, 59: brLsl, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times
Round 31, 63: brLsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times
Round 35, 67: brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 39, 71: brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 43, 75: [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 47, 79: [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 83: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 4 times
Round 85: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times
Round 87: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times
Round 89: brLsl, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo
Round 91: brLsl, sl1yo
In round 93 you knit the first stitch and then pass over this stitch all the other stitches. This way you cast-off the remaining stitches. 
  
Chart for 2 repeats of the pattern in height:

















Below you can see how my 2 repeats of the pattern in height look like, so if you want a slouchy beanie, you should make more repeats...
If you use bulkier yarn, or larger size of needles, maybe you will need to do only 1,5 repeats of the pattern height. In this case you should follow these instructions:
Round 1: [k1, sl1yo] 4 times
Round 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: [sl1yo, brp1] 4 times
Round 3, 5, 9, 11, 13: [brk1, sl1yo] 4 times
Round 16, 18, 20… 76 (all aven rows): [sl1yo, brp1] 6 times
Round 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65: [brk1, sl1yo] 6 times
Round 15: brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo
Round 19, 51: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brkyobrk
Round 23, 55: brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo
Round 27, 59: brLsl, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times
Round 31, 63: brLsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times
Round 35: brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 39: brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 43: [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 47: [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 67: [brk1, sl1yo] 4 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 69: [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 71: [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 73: brk1, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo
Round 75: brRsl, sl1yo
In round 77 you knit the first stitch and then pass over this stitch all the other stitches. This way you cast-off the remaining stitches.

Chart for 1,5 repeats of the pattern in height:
Abbreviations:
k - knit
brk - brioche knit
brp - brioche purl
sl1yo - slip 1 with yarn over needle
sl1 wyib - slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit (that in the next row will be knitted as sl1yo, p1, sl1yo)
brLsl - brioche left slant decrease
brRsl - brioche right slant decrease
And look how good this hat looks like if seen from a helicopter on a perfectly round head :)

12 comments:

Jay smith said...

I love the colors !
Can you please tell me what color yarn you used.

Happy Knitter said...

For my first color yarn I don't have the label, so can't say. The second color is http://www.kartopu.com.tr/detail/kartopu-zambak-k632.

SUZQT said...

what size needle are you using & how many yards required to complete the hat. Love your instructions - I am looking forward to the challenge.

SUZQT said...

what size needle are you using & how many yards required to complete the hat. Love your instructions - I am looking forward to the challenge.

SUZQT said...

what size needle are you using & how many yards required to complete the hat. Love your instructions - I am looking forward to the challenge.

Happy Knitter said...

Needle size: US 2 (2.75mm) for the rib and US 3 (3.25mm) for the rest of the hat. The yardage depends on the type of yarn used and your knitting gauge. And how many repeats of the pattern you will knit. With aran weight and my gauge it was ~ 210-250 yds of 2 colors in total.

Anna autzen said...

What size/weight yarn did you use?

j said...

I love your website and have learned many skills - like using two colours. If I only want to knit with one colour, can I still follow your two-colour patterns? How do I "switch" the colour if i is the same colour?

Happy Knitter said...

Anna autzen The main color is DK, and the contrast color is bulky.

j said...
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Happy Knitter said...

j If you knit in the round like for example this hat, then you follow the pattern with no changes. Just knit all the rounds with same yarn. In the case of knitting one color brioche flat there are some changes:
1)All the brp and p stitches become brk and k stitches
2)You turn the work after each row
3)The edge stitches will always be k1 (the first) and sl1 wyif (the last)

Happy Knitter said...

Instructions for knitting flat one color brioche rib:
Row 1: k1 *sl1yo, k1; rep from *, sl1yo, sl1 wyif
Turn work
Row 2: k1 *brk1, sl1yo; rep from *, brk1, sl1 wyif
Turn work
Row 3: k1 *sl1yo, brk1; rep from *, sl1yo, sl1 wyif
Turn work
Row 4: k1 *brk1, sl1yo; rep from *, brk1, sl1 wyib
Turn work
Row 5 - pattern row: knit according to pattern all the increases and decreases
After each pattern row knit rows 2, 3, 4
In row 2 the increased stitches from previous row will be knit as follows:
brkyobrk = slyo, k1, sl1yo
br4st inc = sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo
So, as I said in the previous comment, there are no brp or p stitches in one color brioche.

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