Amethyst Wish Toque

  • View of a winter hat from behind. Hat features an all over fish-scale type pattern.
  • A white toque featuring a pink and purple broken seed stitch motif laying flat in the snow.
  • A woman wearing a purple version of this hat pattern.

A quick knit for using up leftover yarn from other projects, the Amethyst Wish Toque uses broken seed stitch to create a dynamic overall colourwork texture while only using one colour per round, making it perfect for beginners.

This pattern is for you if… You’re new to knitting with more than one colour, you want to knit with only one colour at a time, or you want an easy to remember stitch pattern that looks more complex than it is

Move along if… You prefer something with a more challenging construction.

Available in Danish at Strikkeglad.dk

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Pattern Details


Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large): 17.25 (19, 21, 23)” / 44 (48, 53, 58.5)cm circumference; 7.5 (7.75 ,8.35, 8.5)” / 19 (19.6, 21, 21.5)cm height


Approx. 76 yards (69.5 meters) / 35 grams of worsted weight yarn in main colour (MC)
Approx. 30 yards (27.4 meters) / 16 grams worsted weight yarn in contrast colour (CC)
An additional 10 yards / 5 grams of yarn if making a pom pom

Sample knit in: Cascade 220 (220 yards / 200 meters per 100 grams/3.53oz; 100% wool; 1 skein used) in White; Malabrigo Rios (210 yards/192 meters per 100 grams/3.53oz skein; 100% superwash Merino wool; 1 skein of each colour used) in Archangel and Candombe.

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11.5 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches in broken seed stitch pattern


Size A: 1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size B: 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size C: 1 set of double pointed needles the same size as Size B


1 stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, optional: pom pom maker


knitting in the round, making knit and purl stitches, decreasing stitches

Stitch patterns are written only.

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