Cutting Teeth Toque by Courtney Spainhower

Cutting Teeth Toque

June 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Toddler, Child, Adult
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This pattern is available from for $5.50.

Cutting Teeth may sound painful, but this hat is a pleasure! The marriage of different weight yarn and simple “color work” if you can call it that, creates a sensationally textured weekend knit. Please read the section about blocking and shaping hats – the way this hat is worked, it really needs to relax and fall into shape. I absolutely love this hat and its subtle variations in tone and texture.

Finished Size Toddler (16” un-stretched), Child (18” un-stretched), Adult (20” un-stretched)
Sample shown in Child

A note about sizing: due to the rib and springy wool, this hat is very stretchy. It will stretch up to 3or 4 inches, so if you’re looking at those measurements thinking they’re tiny – have no fear!

Yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca, 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool 215 yd; 100 grams/hank; 1 hank (MC) Winter White, Classic Elite Yarns Fresco, 60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora 164 yd; 50 grams/hank; 1 hank (CC) #5301

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” circular (cir), Double Pointed Needles (DPN)s, Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions marker (m); yarn needle

Gauge 20 sts = 4” US 8 (5mm)