Bergschrund Toque

  • Thick handknit hat with multi-coloured pattern around crown.
  • A woman seen from behind wearing a thick knit hat with a colourwork motif.

Thick enough for the worst winter might throw at you, the Bergschrund Toque is perfect for fans of quick knits and stash busting. Its use of bulky-weight leftovers means you’ll finish this hat in no time.

This pattern is for you if… You like toques with generous brims, you need a thick hat for a proper winter, or you’ve got lots of bulky scraps from other projects to use up.

Move along if… Winter doesn’t get that cold where you live or you prefer a more lightweight fabric in your hats.

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Pattern Details


one size; fits 21-22.5”/53-57cm head circumference; finished dimensions: 8”/20cm in height with brim folded over


Bulky weight yarn in these approximate amounts:

MC: 78 yards (71 meters), 100 grams
CC1: 19 yards (17 meters), 14 grams
CC2: 29 yards (26 meters), 22 grams
CC3: 11 yards (10 meters), 9 grams
CC4: 12 yards (11 meters), 10 grams

Yardage does not include pom pom.

Sample shown in: Patons Classic Wool Bulky (78 yards/71 meters per 100 grams / 3.53 ounces; 100% wool; less than 1 skein per colour) in Vermilion Red, Natural Mix, Geyser Blue, Aran, and Dark Grey Heather.

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8 stitches and 10 rows = 2″/5cm in colourwork


Size A: 1 US 9/5.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size B: 1 US 10/6mm 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, knitting with two colours on one row, decreasing stitches

Stitch patterns are charted only.

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