Caroline Toque by Julie Turjoman

Caroline Toque

Knitting
October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Honeycomb pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
S (M, L) Fits head circumference of 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)” [48.5-51 (53.5-56, 58.5-61) cm]
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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A HEAD FOR FASHION is a 6-pattern collection for sale as both a mini e-book and as individual patterns. Each project is inspired by a famous female fashion designer who was active during the Roaring Twenties.

Starting Nov. 1, 2014 you can purchase the HEAD FOR FASHION e-book mini-collection OR the individual patterns on both Ravelry and on my website: http://www.julieturjoman.com.

Parisian milliner and clothing designer Caroline Reboux did some of her best work during the 1920s. Known as the “Queen of the Milliners,” she is credited with creating the cloche, the trademark hat style of the Roaring Twenties. Employing as many as 150 women at a time to sew her designs, at the height of her success she had shops in Paris and London as well as in major U.S. cities. In addition, Reboux popularized a new version of the toque called the ‘Gigolo.’ These highly original hats featured tall sides with an irregular crease at the top. In this example, the unique shape relies on Short-Row shaping for the abbreviated brim, I-Cord trim, and applied fabric leaves for sculptural interest. On a blustery autumn day, its stylish warmth will flatter the modern knitter as much as it would the most fashion-conscious flapper.

SIZES
S (M, L) Fits head circumference of 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)” 48.5-51 (53.5-56, 58.5-61) cm. Shown in size Medium.

MATERIALS
Main Color (MC): Madeleine Tosh Vintage 200 yds (182 m)/3.5oz (100g), 100% superwash merino wool; worsted wt.: Tart, 1 (1, 2) skein(s)
Contrast Color (CC): Lorna’s Laces Green Line Worsted 210 yds (192 m)/4oz (113g), 100% organic merino wool: Ysolda Red, 1 skein (Note: This yarn has been discontinued, but similar worsted weight yarns are widely available)
One US Size 6 (4 mm) 16” circular needle, and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Stitch markers, one in a unique color
3 locking stitch markers
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Large button, brooch, or other embellishments of your choosing

GAUGE
24 sts and 30 rnds = 4” (10 cm) with MC on US Size 6 (4 mm) needles in Honeycomb patt.