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The hat was inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman, whose description of Brioche Stitch as Prime Rib for her Watch Cap design in Knitting without Tears is the most accessible I have found, and June Hemmons Hiatt, whose explanation of vertical stripes in brioche in Principles of Knittiing I adapted to make this slightly zig-zag design.
Brioche Stitch may be very wide, but it is also quite slow growing and resembles garter stitch (all rows knit) in this sense, further slowed by moving the yarn back and forth. This hat is worked back and forth and can be made to measure for larger or smaller heads, as both the crown and the brim can be made deeper for a “big” effect. Simply add an even number of additional stitches and/or rows and remember this will use more yarn.
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, this pattern is worked in very stretchy Brioche Stitch
Issued: September, 2016