Nearly one year ago, ………
Very simple hat, I tried very hard to learn two colours brioche, evidently not hard enough, so as alternative I find very comfortable and effective and easy (first of all) knit and purl with two colours, which done the job.
I use mine yarn single merino minis, victims of my experiments with natural dyes…. I chose only four colours and by mixing them. I did hope in gradual colour change, which really works. (www.travaandwool.etsy.com)
gauge – 32 sts – 10cm or 4in X 34 round – 10cm or 4in
needle – circular needle 2,75, DPN 2,75 for finishing (straight knitting needle – which depends on your choice of cast on)
- stitch marker
- depending on which kind of cast on you choose – waste yarn
- blunt tapestry needle
I used provisional tubular cast on, instruction I had from Cast on Bind off by Leslie Ann Bestor, p.123 – so I used straight needle and waste yarn.
- cast on 140 stitches, which gave 17in or 43cm circumference (un-stretched fabric)
- remember that fabric knitted with two colours is less stretchy than with single colour, I recommended to knit only few rounds and start with two colours
- knit and purl, play along with colours from until you have 65 rounds which is 7,5in or 18cm (un – stretches fabric)
- start decreasing, every second round k, p 8, k2tog, (knit every 9th and 10th st tog),
- k, p 7, k2tog
- k, p 6, k2tog
- k, p 5, k2tog (time to change to DPN)
- k, p 4 k2tog
- k, p 3 k2tog
- k, p 2 k2tog
- k1, p1 k2tog
- k1, k2tog
- k2tog – 7sts – knit about 5cm or 2in cord on two DPN and cast off , and make one tight knot.
Here are some more minis and some more I am proudly showing on Instagram (irregularly)