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AMMONITEbeanie

AMMONITE is the perfect everyday beanie that brings a pop of color to somber winter days. I chose the name AMMONITE for this beanie because the circular crown decreases reminded me of the beautiful nacre shell of those fascinating creatures.

The 100% alpaca yarn used for this Brioche hat is one of the most amazing ones I have ever used. It is super soft and squishy and I just can't stop touching it. The simple design with the fold-up brim makes the beanie very warm and a perfect addition to every outfit. I would love to make one in every color or even try two-colored Brioche on this one.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.

YARN

3 balls of ggh Baby Alpaka (50g, 100m/109 yards; 100% alpaca) in colorway 023 (red)
I needed a little less than 2 balls for the hat, but a 3rd ball to swatch.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

32 sts and 32 rounds = 10cm / 4" in 1x1 rib
20 sts and 50 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Brioche

Measured without stretching the fabric; the purl stitches of the rib / Brioche pattern are included in the given amount of stitches, even if they are not visible when the fabric is laid down on a flat surface.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

3.5mm (or size to obtain gauge with) circular needles or DPNs

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
A marker for the beginning of the round.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • German Twisted Cast-On
  • Brioche
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DIFFICULTY

This beanie is quick and fun project that is suited for advanced beginners. It is perfect for everyone who wants to try Brioche for the first time.