Maple Leaf Touque by Anna Dalvi

Maple Leaf Touque

January 2014
Light Fingering ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
950 yards (869 m)
head circ: 51-56 cm (20-22”), length: 146 cm (57.5”)
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The Maple Leaf Touque is a hat that doubles as a scarf during the really cold winter days.
The rich fall colours certainly add a bright spot to those otherwise monochromatic winter days.
Touque (pronounced / ˈtuːk/) is Canadian for a knit hat. It’s knit using 2 colours of yarn at a time, and uses a total of 6 colours.

Kashmir from Fiber Optic Yarns 80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere – 420 yds/384 m per 114 g
(MC) 1 skein (420 yds/384 m - 113 g) Whaki Khaki (green)
(CC1) 0.3 skeins (140 yds/128 m – 38 g) Lumberjack (red)
(CC2) 0.3 skeins (125 yds/115 m – 34 g) Brimstone (orange)
(CC3) 0.25 skeins (77 yds/71 m – 21 g) Maple leaf rag (rust brown)
(CC4) 0.3 skeins (114 yds/105 m – 31 g) Squashed (yellow)
(CC5) 0.25 skeins (74 yds/67 m – 20 g) Espresso Batik (dark brown)

One alternative could be to knit this touque using only three colours
If so, combine CC1, CC2, CC3 and CC4 to one colour.