The Comfort & Joy Toque is a warm winter stranded colourwork hat with a folded brim and two rounds of bobbles for additional nubbly texture. Knit in red, white, and green, the bobbles resemble holly berries perfect for Christmas, but the hat easily adapts to be a season-long staple in other colours.
This pattern is for you if… You like short pattern repeats, straightforward colourwork with a pop of contrast colour, bobbles.
Move along if… Bobbles are not your thing, though it’s easy enough to leave them out.
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Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large): 17.5 (19.25, 21.25, 23.25)” / 44.5 (49, 54, 59) cm circumference
Total yardage in worsted weight yarn for Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large): 154 (170, 187, 205) yards / 140 (155, 172, 187) meters / 70 (77, 87, 93) grams / 2.6 (2.8, 3.2, 3.3) oz
Sample knit in: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted ( 110 yards/101 meters per 50 grams/1.76 oz; 100% wool; 1 skein in main colour, less than half a skein in contrast colours) in colours Cranberry, Cloud and Evergreen .
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25 stitches and 23 rows = 4″/10cm in stranded colourwork with Size B needles
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
stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
knitting in the round, making knit and purl stitches, increasing and decreasing stitches, knitting with up to three colours per round on four rounds total, creating bobbles (links to three video tutorials are included)
Stitch pattern is offered as a chart only.
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