This is mad, darling, mad!! Now available on Ravelry and knitgraffiti.com :: Madness is a reversible hat with a dramatic brioche motif, surrounded by two-color garter stitch stripes and a deep two-color brioche brim. Inspired by Art Deco and the flapper styles of the 1920’s, this hat is sure to make an impression wherever you go! And using 2 skeins of bulky yarn, this hat knits up in no time. You can find this pattern on its own, or as part of This is Madness e-book! The e-book includes this hat pattern, as well as 3 of my already published patterns: Pink Madness, Midnight Madness, and Deco Mug Mat. You can steal it for $14!! You can also find the e-book on Ravelry, here.
I had SO much fun with this design :: from the Art Deco concept, to the bulky yarn that knits up so quickly, to choosing my outfit and styling. But first, let’s talk about the yarn. I have been collaborating with We Are Knitters for awhile now, and love working with them. Their yarn is high quality, and they are super nice to work with. Plus, they have so many amazing kits on their website, what’s not to love? I wanted to try their Petite Wool, since I knew it would be a bit easier to work with, and 2 contrasting skeins would make a beautiful brioche hat! Even though it’s a rather bulky yarn, I was surprised by how lightweight it was. The sample shown here was knit using colors Pearl Grey as the Main Color, and Wine as the Contrast Color, but they have loads of beautiful color combinations to choose from! The single-ply and softness create a gorgeous stitch definition, especially with the texture changes from two-color brioche to two-color garter stitch.
The design motif found on one side of this hat can also be found on two of my other brioche patterns: Pink Madness and Deco Mug Mat! If you really want to go a little mad, you can get my entire This is Madness e-book, which also includes Midnight Madness, a stellar brioche and garter cape that will be the statement piece of your wardrobe!
I am also running an introductory offer through the weekend on Ravelry :: receive a 20% discount on Madness pattern by itself by using coupon code MAD ! The pattern is also discounted on my website automatically, offer ends on Thursday, March 16th at midnight Eastern.
Happy briocheing, friends!