Brioche Top Knot


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern

    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!

  • Sizes
    Fitted (Oversized)

    Finished Measurements
    20 (26)“ / 51 66cm 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.

    DK or worsted weight

    MC - 100 (230)yds / 91 (210)m
    CC - 95 (220)yds / 87 (201)m

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

    2 stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

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

  • Fitted Version
    Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran
    Main Color (MC) - Typewriter
    Blue Sky Alpacas Techno
    Contrast Color (CC) - 1975 Club Gray

    Oversized Version
    Ton of Wool Cormo Aran Weight
    Main Color (MC) - Natural White
    Madelinetosh Tosh DK
    Contrast Color (CC) - Seaglass