Notice that headline? A brioche cowl? Not a brioche hat? Yep. That brioche hat kicked my ass. Well, not so much the hat itself as I pretty much got the hang of knitting round and round in brioche stitch. But the decreases? Forget about it. I messed them up every time I tried and, let me tell you, tinking back in brioche is no picnic. In the end, I took Kym’s advice and I turned the hat into a cowl.
I like it. The yarn, Purl Soho Cashmere Merino Bloom is so soft and fuzzy and warm.
It’s kind of perfect as a cowl, actually, so long as I don’t think about how I had to give up. (I hates giving up.)
And, truthfully, I’m more likely to wear a cowl than I am a hat.
I guess you could say I did learn to knit brioche, which was one of my goals for 2021. I didn’t learn to knit decreases in brioche but I never said I would.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.