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Pippa Toque

November 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 160 yards (110 - 146 m)
toddler, child, small adult (18", 20", 22")
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ERRATA- The line before “Crown Decreases” should read “K 6 more rounds in MC.” A new pdf with this change is now available for download. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The Pippa Toque is a cute little hat to keep heads and ears toasty and warm on cold winter days. The close stitches and stranded colour work make this a nice thick fabric for great insulation.

The pattern features a photo tutorial on pompom construction.

Yarn: 1 skein each Rooster Almerino Aran (50% Alpaca, 50% Merino; 103y(94m)/50g) in Ocean, Gooseberry, Rooster, Sugared Almond, Brighton Rock, Custard and Cornish. Or any worsted/aran weight yarn in 7 colours.

Needles: US#4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to get gauge 16” (40 cm) circular and dpn or long circular for magic loop.

Notions: Tapestry needle, Stitch marker.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch.

Sizes: Toddler (Child, Adult)/18” (20”, 22”)

Skills needed: Knit, Purl, Decrease, Increase, Work the round, Stranded colour work

Note: Toddler size is pictured above. The main design is the same for all three sizes, while the border design varies slightly to accommodate differences in stitch counts and dimensions.

Thank you to Eleanor Dixon for technical editing.