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Sophie Lowe Beanie Knitting Pattern

Sophie Lowe Beanie Knitting Pattern

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A simple hat that is quick and fun to knit, the Sophie Lowe Beanie is a great beginner brioche project. The pattern provides clear instructions for all brioche techniques used, and the brioche decreases used in the crown shaping add a subtle yet interesting design element. Adding to the luxuriousness is the mohair held double with the fingering weight yarn—talk about some serious fluff-factor!

The pattern is available in three sizes, though the sizing is a bit flexible due to the stretchiness of brioche knitting. This means that you can tailor the hat to your preferences. If you like a tighter fitting hat, just knit down a size, and the hat will stretch to fit your head. If you like a more natural fit, then knit your normal size.

Brim circumference - 14 in (35.5 cm)
Height - 7 in (17.75 cm)

Brim circumference - 18 in (45.75 cm)
Height - 8.5 in (22 cm)

Brim circumference - 22 in (56 cm)
Height - 22 in (28 cm)

Gauge and Sizing
16 sts x 48 rows = 4” in brioche stitch knitted in the round

Note: the gauge is calculated by counting every round. If you want to measure your gauge by counting only Brk rounds, then divide the given row gauge in half.

Approx. 80 (120, 160) yds each of fingering weight yarn and lace weight mohair yarn. I used Fiber for the People 4-ply fingering and silk/mohair blend, both in the “Purl Jam” colorway, held together.

Note: the mohair blend used in the original hat is not listed above in the pattern description because it is not listed in Ravelry’s library. The original hat, which was the child’s size, used about half of each skein named in the pattern, and even the adult will still only take about half of a 100g skein of fingering weight yarn and half a 50g skein of lace weight mohair.

US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle and US 5 (3.75mm) DPNs (or US 5 (3.75mm) 46” circular needle for magic loop)

tapestry/yarn needle

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