Monday, August 1, 2011

Textured Toque
(I obtained this pattern when I bought yarn at Sophie's Fine Yarn Shoppe in Louisville, Ky. on Shelbyville Rd. I have attempted to reach them on  to find out whom to give credit for the pattern but to no avail.)

Materials: 1 Skein Malabrigo Wool (216 yds- worsted weight yarn) I used Araucania Toconao Multy
Size 7-16” circular needle or size to obtain gauge
Size 7 dpns
Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 5 sts/in
Stockinette St: Knit all sts
Garter St: Purl one rnd, Knit one rnd, repeat
Seed St: Knit the Purls, Purl the Knits

Not the best pic of me for sure,
but it's not about me, it's about the hat.:)

Abbreviations: I’m using standard abbreviations that can be found on any Knitting site. My favorite is .

Notes that I have added to the original pattern are in blue. I also added punctuation and abbreviations. I wanted a more slouchy look, did extra rows and have noted where I did them.

I have to say that I did not like the look of the increase that I used-yo. It, of course, left a hole and looked like I’d made a mistake. Since then, I’ve seen on other patterns an increase that doesn’t make an obvious hole. This pattern leaves the choice up to you. has many increases to choose from if you need help with that.

CO 95 sts, pm and join in the round.
Knit 12 rnds.                              I did 14 rnds.
Knit one rnd, increasing 4 sts evenly.99 sts.
Work 8 rnds in Garter St.         I did 10 rnds.
Knit 10 rnds Stockinette.          I did 12 rnds.
Work 9 rnds in Seed St.           I did 10 rnds.
Knit 10 rnds Stockinette.

Decrease for Crown:
K2tog, K7, repeat around.  88 sts, Knit one rnd.
K2tog, K6, repeat around.  77 sts. Knit one rnd.
K2tog, K5, repeat around.  66 sts. Knit one rnd.
K2tog, K4, repeat around.  55 sts. Knit one rnd.
K2tog, K3, repeat around.  44 sts. Knit one rnd.
K2tog, K2, repeat around.  33 sts. Knit one rnd.
K2tog, K1, repeat around.  22 sts. Knit one rnd.
Cut yarn and pull through remaining sts, Weave in yarn end.