Introducing: Deep End

Deep End is a 2 color brioche hat knit in the round from the bottom up. One side features a large staghorn motif, the other side uses a variation of the gull stitch. I like wearing the staghorn on the side, but you can style it any way you want.

I designed this hat as a teaching piece for my classes. You’ll learn both left and right leaning brioche double decreases on the first patterning round; it’s like jumping in the deep end of the pool! After that it’s oodles of brioche rib before the next increases and decreases.

Two crown options are included. Choose the quadruple decreases for a challenge, or go back to the shallow end of the pool with familiar double decreases.

This pattern is available through Ravelry. It’s on sale for 10% off through October 8, no coupon code needed.

This pattern is also available through Payhip, and it’s on sale there, too.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitter Ann Berg.

I’m teaching a Zoom class with this pattern through Twisted on Saturday October 24. If you’d like me to email you when registration goes live, leave me a comment. (Coordinating all aspects is like a dance, and the pattern has to go live before the class can go live. One step at a time!)

9 responses to “Introducing: Deep End

  1. Jacqueline Lydston

    This is beautiful!! Any chance it could be a cowl too?

    • Of course it can; we’re knitters so we’re the boss of our knitting! You can increase the number of gull stitch sections to make it the circumference you like for a cowl. Or you can have 2 staghorn sections with gull stitch sections in between.

      The staghorn section does pull up in the center, so think about how you want to use that, if you use the motif more than once.

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  2. That is lovely! I need to do another brioche project soon or I will forget the technic. I think I will try a cowl.

  3. I firmly believe you love making these beautiful little hats because they look so bloody GOOD on you, with your shiny hair ..

  4. That is a great pattern!