This is a warm and elegant hat with a good fit. It is easy to customize to your preferences and keeps your ears warm due to the folded ribbing.
I designed this hat last summer at the beach when my kids went looking for crabs and it turned out that my daughter is the best crabs catcher ever.
Techniques and difficulty rating
The hat is worked from the top down. Beginning with a two-colour Italian cast-on, the crown is worked in two-colour brioche down to the ribbed border. The ribbing is worked in the dominant colour, folded double and knitted together on the inside for a snug fit.
I made tutorials for all the techniques in order to support you in creating your new garment with success. However, this hat may be a little difficult depending on your level of knitting experience.
The pattern has 4 sizes for (50-52) 53-55 (56-58) 59-61 cm head circumference. Total length is (18,5) 19,5 (20) 21 cm. The ribbing is (2,5) 3 (3,5) 4 cm wide.
1x1 rib: 32sts/10 cm and 40 rds/10 cm with needle size 3 mm.
2-colour brioche: 26 sts/10 cm and 32 rds/10 cm with needle size 3 mm.
The yarn used is Luna by Permin. The yarn is OEKO-TEX-certified recycled wool yarn and runs 175 m per 50 g. You’ll need 2 balls - 1 ball in each colour.
If for instance you choose two shades of blue, I quite like the darker being the non-dominant colour as it provides some depth to the brioche.
Remember to make a swatch both to test your gauge and to decide on which colour should be the dominant.
I really like this yarn. It's a little different in that it is not quite as stretchy as wool usually is. Yet it is soft and not itchy at all, which is quite important to me when used for a hat. Furthermore, it suits the yarn when knitted a little tight on needle size 3 mm like in this case.
The pattern is available in Danish and English.