Shrubbery Toque by Catherine Knutsson
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Shrubbery Toque

May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Shrubbery Twist pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
Extra-Small, Small, Medium, Large to fit head circumferences of 16, 18, 21, 23 inches (40, 46, 53, 58 cm)
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It is a known fact that a person never knows when he or she might be in need of a shrubbery. There are, it is rumoured, a long lost order of knights who, when encountered, demand such a thing, and will not take Ni for an answer. This hat is the solution to such an encounter. Now, when you go walking through the woods, you, or whomever is wearing this toque, will always have a shrubbery on hand. Arthur, King of the Britons, should have been so lucky!

Shrubbery is a close-fitting, unisex toque featuring a twisted stitch pattern. The sample is shown in size medium, and was knit with Madelinetosh’s merino DK (colour: Thyme). The pattern contains both written and charted instructions. Instructions are also provided for working the twists with and without a cable needle.

Skill level: Intermediate

Extra-Small (Small, Medium, Large) to fit head circumference of 16, (18, 21, 23) inches (40, 46, 53, 58 cm).

Tools and Materials:
Size Extra-Small: 100 – 125 yards of DK weight yarn
Size Small: 125 – 150 yards of DK weight yarn
Size Medium: 150 – 175 yards of DK weight yarn
Size Large: 175 – 200 yards of DK weight yarn

3.75 mm (US 5) 16” (40 cm) circular needles for ribbing
4 mm (US 6) 16” (40 cm) circular needles for the hat body
4 mm (US 6) double-point needles for the crown
optional: cable needle for working the RT and LT
1 stitch marker
tapestry needle

1 x 1 Ribbing: 25.5 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in 1x1 ribbing with 3.75 (US 5) needles, unblocked.

Shrubbery Twist pattern: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Shrubbery Twist pattern with 4 mm (US 6) needles, unblocked.

This pattern was tech edited by Trish Paetsch and Dana Gervais. Many thanks to the wonderful testers who helped shape this pattern!