Blink Toque by Kiyomi Burgin

Blink Toque

Knitting
January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 210 yards (137 - 192 m)
48 (51, 54) cm/ 19 (20, 21)”
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Inspired by Flugeldar, Blink is a super cozy, slightly slouchy unisex winter toque featuring a fold up brim, pompom, and a pretty cool stranded colourwork motif. It’s a great project for using up left over yarn from that lopapeysa you just finished!

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished circumference (approx): 48 (51, 54) cm/ 19 (20, 21)”
Height (Brim unfolded): 28 (28, 28) cm/ 11 (11, 11)”
Height (Brim folded): 23 (23, 23) cm/ 9 (9, 9)”

Recommended Yarn
Istex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic wool; 100 m/ 109 yds per 50 g/ 1¾ oz ball) in 5 contrasting colours.
You will need approximately:
MC: 99 (117, 135) m/ 108 (128, 148) yds or 1 (2, 2) balls of Létt Lopi
CC1: 9 (11, 13) m/ 10 (12, 14) yds or 1 (1, 1) ball of Létt Lopi
CC2: 11 (13, 15) m/ 12 (14, 16) yds or 1 (1, 1) ball of Létt Lopi
CC3: 18 (20, 22) m/ 20 (22, 24) yds or 1 (1, 1) ball of Létt Lopi including pom pom
CC4: 7 (9, 11) m/ 8 (10, 12) yds or 1 (1, 1) ball of Létt Lopi

Needles
4.5 mm/ US 7 circular needle, 40 cm/ 16” long and a set of dpns
3.75 mm/ US 5 circular needle, 40 cm/ 16” long

Notions
6 stitch markers (one should be unique for marking beg of rnd)
yarn needle
Small pom pom maker or scrap card stock (optional)
Bobbins (optional)

Gauge
18 sts by 24 rounds on larger needles worked in St st, after blocking.

Notes
Stranded colourwork technique is used for the hat’s motif, with each round carrying two strands at the same time. Keep floats in the back loose to maintain fabric elasticity and for floats longer then 5 stitches, twist yarns together in back of work. When breaking yarn, leave tails that are long enough for weaving in at the end. Read over pattern before you begin, highlighting all numbers that apply to the size you will be making.