Bergschrund Toque by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Bergschrund Toque

March 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
125 - 140 yards (114 - 128 m)
one size
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Thick enough for the worst winter might throw at you, the Bergschrund Toque is perfect for fans of quick knits and stash busting. Its use of bulky-weight leftovers means you’ll finish this hat in no time.

This pattern is for you if… You like toques with generous brims, you need a thick hat for a proper winter, or you’ve got lots of bulky scraps from other projects to use up.

Move along if… Winter doesn’t get that cold where you live or you prefer a more lightweight fabric in your hats.

Bulky weight yarn in these approximate amounts:

  • MC: 78 yards (71 meters), 100 grams
  • CC1: 19 yards (17 meters), 14 grams
  • CC2: 29 yards (26 meters), 22 grams
  • CC3: 11 yards (10 meters), 9 grams
  • CC4: 12 yards (11 meters), 10 grams

An additional 10 yards (9 meters), 5 grams of yarn if making a pom pom.

Sample knit using Patons North America Classic Wool Bulky in Vermilion Red, Natural Mix, Dark Grey Heather, Aran, and Geyser Blue.


  • 1 US 9/5.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 US 10/6mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 set of US 10/6mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 stitch marker
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • optional: pom pom maker


  • one size; fits 21-22.5”/53-57cm head circumference
  • finished dimensions: 8”/20cm in height with brim folded over


  • knitting in the round
  • making knit and purl stitches
  • knitting with two colours on one row
  • decreasing stitches

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