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Daniel’s Hat KAL

Difficulty: 2-Easy

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Daniel's Hat KAL

Daniel’s Hat is warm and squishy – and a great introduction to knitting brioche in the round. The pattern includes sizes baby to adult XL, which makes it a great pattern for making gifts. And most of the sizes can be made with one skein of yarn.

This KAL is the 2nd in our Brioche Series of knit alongs. The first is the Basic Brioche Headband. It’s a quick project to teach you the basic brioche stitches. It is not a prerequisite to this KAL, but if you have never knit brioche before, I recommend doing it before this one.

The Worsted Brioche Bandana Cowl is the 3rd KAL in our brioche series. In it, you will learn how to knit 2-color brioche flat and in the round.

In this KAL you will learn how to:

  • Knit brioche in the round
  • Cast on for a smooth, stretchy edge
  • Knit 2 common brioche decreases
  • Read brioche stitches to aid in avoiding mistakes
  • Use a lifeline so you never have to rip all your work out again 

Participants must know how to cast on, knit, and purl prior to starting this KAL. Knowing how to knit in the round will be helpful, but it’s not necessary for adventurous knitters.

  • Daniel’s Hat pattern (Click here for the free download)
  • Worsted weight yarn, 100-230 yards, depending on size
  • US 6 & US 8 needles, or the size you normally use for knitting worsted weight yarn and one that is a size or 2 smaller
    Note: The pattern recommends using 16” circular needles and double pointed needles. I found the 16” circular to be a bit long for easy knitting. Therefore, I recommend 32” or longer circular needles and the magic loop method of knitting in the round.
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle

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For your convenience, we have available for sale the yarn and pattern you need for this KAL. Save time and support our small business by purchasing what you need here. Click on the item name to see more details and larger photos.

If you do not need your yarn immediately, we are happy to special order whatever color you like! Just call or text (423) 218-2238 or email support@knitalongclub.com, and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn!

ImageNamePriceBuy Short Description
Clover Locking Stitch Markers$5.49

These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.

20/pack

Kraemer Naturally Nazareth$9.49

Naturally Nazareth is a versatile 3-ply yarn with great stitch definition. Made in the USA with wool grown in the USA! 100% U.S. Merino Wool Blend; 100 grams / 200 yards

Click on any color below to see it larger at left or above. Click the magnifying glass in that photo to see it even larger.

Malabrigo Rios$16.80

Malabrigo Rios is a hand dyed 4-ply worsted weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 210 yards

Hover over any color to see the color name; click any color to see a larger sample at left.

Shalimar Paulie Worsted$34.00

Paulie Worsted is 4-ply superwash Merino, Camel, Cashmere and Silk blend. This unique blend of fibers creates a yarn that is the ultimate luxury to work with. 100 grams / 200 yards

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