Monday, July 28, 2008

Super Simple Knit Toque

Originally uploaded by Kay Farquharson
Super Simple Knit Toque

Compiled by Kay Farquharson (from a scribbled pattern a friend jotted down for me)

Circular or DPN 6mm (US10) needles
Worsted weight yarn (I used two stands of DK weight for this one)
Darning Needle

This toque is worked from band to crown. If using DPNs (which I prefer), divide stitches evenly between the needles.

Average size head: Cast on 60 stitches
Large size head: Cast on 72 stitches
Kids/XS size head: Cast on 48 stitches

Join cast on stitches to begin round, placing a stitch marker at start of round.
k2, p2. Repeat until end of round.
Continue the above until band is desired length. I did mine until it measured about 2 inches.

Knit in stocking stitch until you reach the desired length for the body of the toque. I did mind until it measured about 4 inches (but I have a relatively small head).

Note: The following directions are written for the Average size (60 stitches), but can be easily modified for Large or Small sizes by keeping in mind that the reduction for the crown is done in 12 stitch sets.
Round 1: k 10, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times. (Large size repeats 5 more times; Small size repeats 3 more times)
Round 2: k9, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 3: k8, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 4: k7, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 5: k6, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 6: k5, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 7: k4, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 8: k3, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 9: k2, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 10: k1, k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.
Round 11: k2tog. Repeat 4 more times.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail about 30 cm (12”). With darning needle, thread yarn through remaining stitches, pulling stitches together at top of crown. Tie off and weave in ends.

Wear just plain or embellish with stylish additions, such as these lovely leaves and flower I crocheted and appliquéd on.


At 7:31 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

Really nice toque although it looks a bit warm to be wearing it with a tank top! I particularly like the flower but don't think that it will match the donkey mitts!!

At 11:17 pm, Blogger Kay said...

Ahhh...the donkey mitts! I'd forgotten about them! Gin made me put them away :(. I'll have to root through the closet and see if I can find them. It's not cold enough for them yet, but perhaps I can crochet a little flower for each to stick behind their ears so they are all ready for winter! Hee hee hee!


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