March 10, 2019 2 min read

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Learn Tips on Brioche Knitting With  the Rudbeckia Hat by Andrea Mowry

The Rudbeckia Hat is a wonderful pattern to learn brioche knitting because it's basic brioche knitting, with no decreases. Soon you'll be off adding brioche to many of your projects.

I used the lovely Sueno DK Yarn and had so much left after completing the hat that  I took the basic pattern and then made a matching baby hat and booties using the same technique. Be sure to watch my video (below) for tips on how to do this yourself!  

Rudbeckia Hat by Andrea Mowry

How I made myRudbeckia Hat pattern: 8.5” wide by 8.5” tall blocked.

  1. Starting at the Brim: I used US #3’s 40 inch circulars and a provisional cast on, I cast on 88 stitches.
  2. I knit rows 1-4 four times as instructed in the pattern, Then I added one purl row, then I knit rows 4,3,2,1 in that order, four times. I joined my cuff with my provisional cast on then changed my needles.
  3. I followed the rest of the instructions as written.

How I made myRudbeckia Baby Hat pattern: 6.75” wide by 6” tall blocked.

  1. I used the same brim as above using US #5’s and 64 stitches, increasing up to 72 stitches and US #6’s for Brioche section.
  2. I kept the tweed section as written.
  3. I used one less repeat in the Round 1, A & B Brioche section.

 

How I made myRudbeckia Baby booties pattern: 3.5” wide by 3.5” tall blocked.

  1. I started by casting on with Judy’s Magic Cast On using my US #5’s and 18 sts on each needle.
  2. I flipped the needles over and continued with my garter stitch pattern for the bottom of my boots. My pattern was loosely based on “The Finish Free Baby Janes” bootie pattern.
  3. I used stockinette stitch for the top of the booties and decreased until I had 12 stitches on each needle.
  4. Changing to my US #6’s. I knit one tweed section as written.
  5. I knit a Brioche section as written but with one less repeat.
  6. I finished another section in Tweed before binding off using Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off.

 

    Rudbeckia Hat, and Brioche Booties

    Setup Rounds, Brioche Knit, and Brioche Purl Video

    Happy Knitting! 

    Kelley Hobart
    Kelley Hobart



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