Posted by: Kate | April 21, 2008

Leavened Hat

A quick little hat to accompany the Leavened Raglan sweater, from Interweave’s Fall 2007 issue. Which is, all by itself, a fantastically quick knit and creates a soft, bulky pullover good for spring and fall.

Malabrigo Super Bulky Yarn
US size-15 circular needle (I used a 29″ circumference needle and the Magic Loop method)
Darning needle

Stitch Pattern (Brioche variation)
Work over any multiple of 2 stitches.
Rows 1 and 3: p around.
Row 2: *k1, k1 into stitch below active stitch and slip both active and new stitch off needle (one stitch created). Repeat from * around.
Row 4: *k1 into stitch below, k1. Repeat from * around.

CO 44 sts.
Work k1p1 rib for 3 rounds.
Change to Brioche stitch, work even for 7-8″.

Rnd 1: *p2tog, p2 tog, p7. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 2-4: continue Brioche stitch.
Rnd 1: *p2tog, p2 tog, p6. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 2-4: continue Brioche stitch.
Continue in this fashion, with one fewer p stitch in between decreases each Rnd 1, until 12 sts remain.

Cut yarn with 8-10″ tail. Thread on darning needle and run through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Wet-block as needed to fit appropriate head.



  1. […] I knit a wee smidge faster than Mary does, which meant there were moments when I was sitting, waiting ever-so-patiently for her to finish a section so that I could move to the next step. This resulted in a matching hat. […]

  2. wow!! Kate ,your hat very cute.I love knitting and every handicrafts. I’ll come to yr blog often as I can.

  3. I’m a little confused about the pattern. For round 2, I’m creating a stitch, so once I’ve knit into the stitch below, I’m moving both the active and the stitch below on to the other needle? And for row 4, and I dropping a stitch?

  4. […] picture on the right is the Leavened Hat pattern designed by KBW available free at her blog “One More Thing…“. The Leavened Hat uses the simple-to-execute but deceptively complex looking brioche […]

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