welcome ibis

Jan 28, 2016 :: by Leila Raabe

 

We're so excited to announce the arrival of Quince & Co.'s new yarn: Say hello to Ibis! Today we introduce a bulky-weight version of irresistible Piper to our lineup, with seven heavenly shades to choose from. Happy to work up at a gauge between 2.5 to 3 stitches per inch on size US 11 to 13 needles, our newest bird is plump, yet still lightweight, with approximately 96 yards per 100-gram skein.

During development each of us in the office had the chance to give Ibis a test spin and begin thinking/dreaming about the types of projects that would really shine in a yarn like this. Dawn envisioned deliciously warm hats, whipped up a couple of simple, classic ideas, and just like that, two new patterns were born: One with a folded ribbed brim, the other a broken rib beanie (written for two sizes). Whichever hat or size you choose, you'll need just a single skein of Ibis. We think these are the perfect taster projects for you to get acquainted with our newest merino/mohair beauty.

To celebrate the launch of Ibis, we're making both hats available to you as free patterns—no purchase necessary. They're so quick to work up that you might find yourself wanting to knit one in each of the seven colors that make up Ibis's palette. A different hat for every day of the week? Yes, that sounds about right to us. 

Read on below for our Folded Brim Hat and Broken Rib Hat patterns! Happy knitting—we hope you like warm and friendly Ibis as much as we do.

Classic hats

by Dawn Catanzaro

Finished measurements

Folded brim hat: 18" [45.5 cm] brim circumference and 8" [20.5 cm] tall, folded

Broken rib hat: 17½ (18¼)" [44.5 (46.5) cm] brim circumference and 7¼ (8)" [18.5 (20.5) cm] tall

Yarn

Ibis by Quince & Co (50% superfine Texas merino, 50% super kid Texas mohair; 96yd [88m]/100g) 

1 skein for each hat; folded brim shown in Coldspring 612, broken rib in Austin 614

Needles

Folded brim hat: One 16" circular and one set of 5 double-pointed needles in size US 11 [8 mm]
Broken rib hat: One 16" circular and one set double-pointed needles in size US 10½ [6.5 mm]

Or size to obtain gauge

Notions

One stitch marker and a tapestry needle

Gauge

Folded brim hat: 10½ sts and 14 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Broken rib hat: 12 sts and 16 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking. 

Abbreviations

k2tog: Knit 2 stitches together (1 stitch decreased, leans to the right).
ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip 2 stitches one at a time knitwise to the right hand needle; return stitches to left hand needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 stitch decreased, leans to the left).

Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit every round.

left: folded brim hat in color coldspring; right: broken rib hat in color austin

Folded brim hat

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With circular needle and using the long-tail cast on, CO 48 sts.

Place marker for beginning of round and join to work in the round, careful not to twist stitches.

Begin brim
First rnd: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Continue in rib until brim measures 4" [10 cm] from beginning. 

Begin stockinette
Next rnd: Knit.

Continue in St st until hat measures 9" [23 cm] from beginning.

Next rnd: *Knit 12 sts onto one double-pointed needle; repeat from * three more times.

Begin crown shaping
Decrease rnd: *K2tog, knit to last 2 sts on needle, ssk; repeat from * for each needle (8 sts decreased)—40 sts remain.

Next rnd: Knit to end.

Repeat the last 2 rnds three more times, then work the decrease rnd one more time—8 sts remain.

Cut yarn and thread onto tapestry needle. Draw yarn through remaining stitches and cinch closed.

Broken rib hat

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With circular needle and using the long-tail cast on, CO 48 (50) sts.

Place marker for beginning of round and join to work in the round, careful not to twist stitches.

Begin brim
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.

Rnd 2: Knit to end.

Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until brim measures 3½ (4)" [9 (10) cm] from beginning.

Begin stockinette

Next rnd: Knit.
Continue in St st until hat measures 5 (5½)" [12.5 (14) cm] from beginning.

For larger size only:

Decrease rnd: K2tog, k23, k2tog, knit to end (2 sts decreased)—48 sts remain.

Begin crown shaping

Change to double-pointed needles when necessary.

Decrease rnd: *K2tog, k4; repeat from * to end (8 sts decreased)—40 sts remain.

Next rnd: Knit to end.

Decrease rnd: *K2tog, k3; repeat from * to end (8 sts decreased)—32 sts remain.

Next rnd: Knit to end.

Decrease rnd: *K2tog, k2; repeat from * to end (8 sts decreased)—24 sts remain.
Next rnd: Knit to end.

Decrease rnd: *K2tog, k1; repeat from * to end (8 sts decreased)—16 sts remain.
Next rnd: Knit to end.

Decrease rnd: *K2tog; repeat from * to end (8 sts decreased)—8 sts remain.

Cut yarn and thread onto tapestry needle. Draw yarn through remaining stitches and cinch closed.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Steam- or wet-block hat to finished measurements.

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