Ilaisa's Loose Toque by Kathleen Sperling

Ilaisa's Loose Toque

December 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
147 yards (134 m)
finished brim = 19.5" unstretched
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Christmas 2008, for my older daughter’s teacher, I knitted Myrrhia Resneck’s lovely “Ilaisa’s Wristies”, a fingerless glove pattern that works with many different yarn weights. I had three balls of a nice variegated worsted weight which I wanted to use, and after the wristwarmers were finished, there were almost two full balls left over.

So I whipped up a hat pattern to match: mostly stocking stitch, with the brim done in bell ribbing identical to that on the wristwarmers. This hat was intended to be a beret, but it doesn’t slouch enough for that, so it’s really more of a loose sort of toque.

For more information on Ilaisa’s Wristies, the inspiration for this pattern, Myrrhia Resneck’s knitting website is Myrrhialand, and her Etsy shop is Kapital Designs.

2009-08-29: New version of PDF uploaded; all changes are purely cosmetic.