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Winter Frosting

Winter Frosting is the wonderful result of a collaboration with Eden Cottage Yarns. It uses the same yarn as in my Winterlicious sweater.
Be sure to check out all the wonderful yarn combinations you can put together for this hat on Eden Cottage Yarns Website. There’s a huge shop update today at 08:30 (EST) Please see details of the yarn requirements below.

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Winter Frosting is a wonderful cozy brioche beanie.

* Knit in the round, it starts out with a folded 1 x 1 rib with tubular cast on to give extra coziness and snug fitting around the forehead.
* You are then introduced to one colour brioche followed by two colour.
* Wear it with or without a pom pom. You decide!

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SIZES
3 Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
To fit Head sizes:
45 – 48.75 (50 – 55, 56.25 - 60)cm
18 – 19.5 (20 - 22, 22.5 - 24)”

Finished Hat Circumference Rib Brim:
31.25 (34.5, 37.5)cm/ 12.5 (13.75, 15)”
Finished Height (with folded brim):
21.25 (22, 23)cm/ 8.5 (8.75, 9.25)”
All measurements taken with relaxed fabric, unblocked and unstretched.
Samples: Light Grey/Pink shown in size Medium. Blue/Grey shown in size Large.

YARN
Eden Cottage Yarns, Titus DK.
100g (225m/245yds, 75% Merino, 25% Silk).
Samples shown in MC Steel (light grey) & CC Rambling Rose (blush pink), and MC Pennine Mist (blue grey) & CC Steel (light grey).

Yarn required:
One skein each of MC and CC.
For more details see below.

MC:
73 (81, 95) grams
164 (182, 214) metres
179 (199, 233)yards

CC:
24 (26, 32) grams
54 (59, 72) metres
59 (65, 78) yards

Please note PomPom yarn is an approx extra 10g of each colour to make an approx. 8.75cm/ 3.5” diameter pompom.

NEEDLES
3.75mm/US 5 40cm/16” circular needle and/or a set of DPNs (if using magic loop then choose longer length circular needles) for your preferred method of knitting in the round, for the Brim. Adjust needle size to match gauge.
3.5mm/US 4 40cm/16” circular needle and/or a set of DPNs (if using magic loop then choose longer length circular needles) for your preferred method of knitting in the round, for the tubular cast on and brioche body. Adjust needle size to match gauge, noting that this needle should be 0.25mm/ 1 US needle size smaller than the larger when gauge is met.

Stitch markers (6 total; 1 unique; 1 removable)
Tapestry/Darning needle

GAUGE
32 sts x 30 rnds = 10cm x 10cm/ 4”x 4” in 1 x 1 rib, on largest needles, worked in the round, unblocked and unstretched.

NOTES FOR CONSTRUCTION
This hat is knit from the brim up, in the round using a 1 x 1 Tubular Cast on. Video instruction for this, see page 3 Techniques.
Full video instruction for two colour brioche can be found in the Technique section, together with video instruction for each brioche increase and decreases used in this hat.

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