*Interweave Hat* Brioche Knitting Patterns


Interweave Hat is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. The pattern is composed of a big central motif and 2 smaller motifs on the sides. If you want a set, you can knit also the Interweave Cowl.
If you knit 2 repeats of the pattern in height, you get a normal beanie hat, if you knit 4 repeats of the pattern in height, you get a slouchy beanie, but if you knit 3 repeats, you get "something in between" the two. So depending on the result that you want to obtain, you have to decide how many times you will repeat rounds 23-38

Yarn:

Aran weight
MC: Alize Lanagold color 590
CC: Alize Lanagold color 649

Needles:

US 2 - 2.75 mm, US 3 - 3.25 mm
circular 16” - 40cm, circular 32” - 80cm

Notions:

Marker (m), tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

k - knit
p - purl
brk - brioche knit
brp - brioche purl
sl1yo - slip 1 pwise with yarn over needle
sl1 wyib - slip 1 pwise with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip 1 pwise with yarn in front
brLsl dec - brioche left slant decrease
brRsl dec - brioche right slant decrease
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)

Interweave Hat - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With main color yarn cast-on:
(16 stitches x 4 pattern repeats) + 1 stitch for joining the round = 65 stitches 

1. Set-up round:
Work row 1 with main color yarn.
Round 1 MC: *k1, sl1yo; rep from*.
After that, join the contrast color yarn and work round 2.

2. Brim:
Repeat rounds 2-3 until reached the desired brim height. Finish with round 4.

Round 2 CC: *sl1yo, brp1; rep from*.
Note: knit the “brkyobrk” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo
          and the “br4st inc” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo
After each even round in contrast color yarn, pick-up the main color yarn and knit the even round.

Round 3 MC: *brk1, sl1yo; rep from*.
After each odd round in main color yarn, pick-up the contrast color yarn and knit the even round.

Round 4 CC = round 2

3. Intermediate rounds:
Knit these rounds once after brim and before pattern.
Since the brioche rib with no pattern (like the brim) is always looser than brioche with pattern, before starting the pattern we are increasing the number of stitches so that the brim is tighter than the rest of the hat. That's the purpose of these intermediate rounds:

Round 19 MC: *brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 20, 21, 22 = rounds 2, 3, 4


4. Pattern:
Round 23 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 24, 25, 26 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 27 MC: *[brk1, sl1yo] 6 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times; rep from*.
Rounds 28, 29, 30 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 31 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 32, 33, 34 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 35 MC: *[brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brRsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 6 times; rep from*.
Rounds 36, 37, 38 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Repeat [rounds 23-38] 2-4 times for a less or more slouchy hat.

 
5. Crown:
Round 71 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 72, 73, 74 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 75 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 3 times, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 76, 77, 78 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 79 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, brRsl, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 80, 81, 82 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 83 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, [brk1, sl1yo] 2 times, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 84, 85, 86 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 87 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo, brLsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Rounds 88, 89, 90 = rounds 2, 3, 4

Round 91 MC: *brRsl, sl1yo; rep from*.
Round 92 = round 2

After the last round cut the contrast color yarn leaving a palm's length of tail and inserting it to the wrong side of the hat. Then pick-up the main color yarn, brk1, slip the stitch from the right hand needle to the left hand needle and afterwards slip one by one all the remaining stitches over this stitch. Cut the yarn leaving a tail that you pass through the only stitch on the needle and pull on it to tighten the stitch around the yarn end. Weave in the ends.

Full Chart:

The full chart is for brioche beginners. As the titles announces, it indicates all the rows. When you get more acquainted with brioche maybe you will want to use the compact chart just below the full one.

Interweave Hat - Full Chart

Compact Chart:

In the compact chart are indicated mostly the rows with increases and decreases. Between them are the rows similar to rows 2, 3, and 4 (with the exception of the fact that you have to work the “brkyobrk” stitches from the previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo and the “br4st inc” stitches from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo).

Interweave Hat - Compact Chart

And if you want to make a scarf for this hat instead of a cowl, you can use the chart below to knit the interweave pattern flat:

Interweave Scarf - Compact Chart

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