Striped Tasselled Toque Using Blue Sky Fibers Techno
With this free pattern, we aimed for jaunty, playful, and warm—we think we hit the bulls-eye! The Striped Tasselled Toque is perfectly easy—in-the-round knitting with a bit of striping and a bit of seaming. But it’s the two tassels that really make us smile.
We knit our Toque (rhymes with duke) in the tech-savvy Blue Sky Fibers Techno! It’s a clever, chunky-weight fiber with a core of silken mesh blown through with delicate, baby alpaca fibers. Weightless and lofty, its soft and airy fuzz promises to keep your noggin nice and warm.
Child/Adult Small(Adult Medium, Adult Large).
Approx. 17 (18, 21)"/43 (46, 53)cm circumference.
Instructions given for Child/Adult Small; other sizes in parentheses ( ).
2 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Techno (120 yds/109m each): 1 skein each in 2 colors. Designate colors A and B. Our shop sample used A = Color 1989 Wicked; B = Color 1974 Smoke.
Or, approx. 100 (120, 144) yds/91 (110, 132)m of an equivalent aran-weight yarn divided evenly between 2 colors.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needles, or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
Extra circular needle for 3-needle bind off.
Darning needle to finish.
17 sts/26 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
GLOSSARY:St(s) = stitch(es).
Cast on: Using smaller needle and Color A, cast on 72 (80, 88) sts. Place a marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Purl 3 rounds. Do not cut yarn.
Change to larger needle and Color B to begin striping sequence.
Rounds 1-3: Knit with Color B.
Round 4: Knit with Color A.
Repeat rounds 1–4 until work measures 5½ (6, 6½)"/14 (15, 16)cm, ending after knitting a Row 3. Cut Color B and continue knitting with Color A for another 2"/5cm for a total of 7½ (8, 8½)"/16 (20.5, 22)cm.
Three needle bind off: Slip first 36 (40, 44) sts onto spare circular needle. Holding wrong sides together and needles parallel in left hand, join top of hat as follows: Knit together 1 st from each needle; repeat; lift first st on right needle over second st (1 st bound off). Continue until all sts are bound off.
Finishing: Weave in ends on wrong side. Wet block or steam gently as desired.
Tassels: For each tassel, cut two 12"/30cm yarn ties. Place one tie across 2 x 2"/5 x 5cm piece of cardboard. Holding 1 strand of each color together, wrap around cardboard and over tie 4 times. Use yarn tie to tie bundle tightly at one end; slide bundle off cardboard. Wrap second tie a few times around bundle approx. ½"/1cm from tied end; fasten off and bury ends. Cut loops and trim to even up. Attach securely to corners of toque.
COLOR: Fame/Club Grey.
COLOR: Metro Silver/Tranquil.
Free digital Striped Tasseled Toque pattern. (Download)