Camp Knits – Toque

IMG_1302The knit toque on page 27 of the Fall 2015 Canadian Guider magazine solves the dilemma of Guide identification beneath layers of winter wear.

The Pattern

The pattern called for 4.5 mm needles, but I only had 5mm needles.  I used Patons Canadiana 100% Acrylic, medium 4 yarn in Navy and White.IMG_1410


To compensate for the difference I added height by knitting 14 rows in the rib (instead of 12) and 4 rows between the rib and intarsia (instead of 2).

Knit 14 rows in rib. I’ve used mostly 2×2 rib. Begin stocking stitch on the right side in knit. Do 4 rows in stocking stitch. Then begin pattern on the knit row.

Knit 31 stitches and then begin the chart.

When chart is complete, knit and purl one row each.

Begin top shaping on knit row:

Row 1: knit 2 together, knit 6  – repeat across row

Row 2: Purl all even rows
Row 3: knit 2 together, knit 5 – repeat across row
Row 5: knit 2 together, knit 4 – repeat across row
Row 7: knit 2 together, knit 3 – repeat across row
Row 9: knit 2 together, knit 2 – repeat across row
Row 11: knit 2 together, knit 1 – repeat across row
Row 13: knit 2 together – repeat across row
Row 14: purl 2 together, repeat across row
Repeat the last 2 rows until 3 stitches remain.

Cut yarn long enough to stitch the side of the hat and put through the remaining stitches. Sew seam from top to half way and then use starting tail from ribbing half way.

I made each toque with slight differences so as to distinguish which toque belonged who.

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