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Striped Tasselled Toque Using Blue Sky Fibers Techno

Striped Tasselled Toque Using Blue Sky Fibers Techno

“It’ll make you smile.”

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.

Click on the Free Pattern tab to see the hat pattern. Then choose a fun colorway below and get knitting!

FINISHED SIZES
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 ( ).

YARN
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.

GAUGE
17 sts/26 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

See the "Basic 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.

Download printable "Striped Tasselled Toque Using Techno" pdf pattern.

COLOR: Smoke/Wicked.

COLOR: Fame/Club Grey.

COLOR: Metro Silver/Tranquil.

COLOR: Mellow/Jive.

tt-bsft-1974-smoke-1989-wicked
   

$51.00


tt-bsft-1970-fame-1975-club-grey
   

$51.00


tt-bsft-1971-metro-silver-1988-tranquil
   

$51.00


tt-bsft-1985-mellow-1984-jive
   

$51.00