Medallion Toque

  • A toque in shades of blue and white with a geometric design.
  • A woman wearing a toque in shades of blue and white with geometric patterns.
  • A toque with grey and white geometric patterns and a green brim laid on a log.

The Medallion Toque is a warm winter hat with a generous folded brim and a bold, graphic colourwork motif. Designed with a length meant to cover the full ear, Medallion Toque is a great project for using up all those partial balls of yarn leftover from your Icelandic sweater projects.

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 Aran-weight leftovers from other projects to use up.

Move along if… Geometric patterns or quick colour changes are not for you.

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Pattern Details


Small (Medium, Large): 18.25 (20, 22)” / 46 (51, 56)cm circumference; 8.5”/22cm tall, unstretched with folded brim


Aran-weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour: 80 yards (74 meters) / 36.3 grams (1.3oz)
Contrast Colour 1: 54 yards (49 meters) / 24.2 grams (0.9oz)
Contrast Colour 2: 46 yards (42 meters) / 20.6 grams (0.8oz)
Contrast Colour 3: 19 yards (18 meters) / 8.5 grams (0.3oz)

Sample knit in: Ístex Léttlopi (109 yards/100 meters per 50 grams/1.76 oz; 100% Icelandic wool; 1 ball for MC, less than half a ball each for remaining colours) in Blue, Blue Heather, Air Blue, and White.

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22 stitches and 21.5 rows = 4″/10cm in colourwork pattern


Size A: 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size B: 1 US 8/5mm 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, optional: pom pom maker


knitting in the round, making knit and purl stitches, knitting with two colours on one row, increasing and decreasing stitches

Stitch patterns are charted only.

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