Bokaclava by Anne-Marie Dunbar


July 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
270 - 300 yards (247 - 274 m)
20-23" head circumference
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

By way of a brief explanation - Bok is a gargoyle/demon in a classic Doctor Who story called ‘The Daemons’. My partner, mere weeks after we first met, asked me if it would be possible to knit a ‘bokaclava’, complete with sticky out tongue.

(The answer to that was yes, clearly..)

A child’s size (18-20”) version of the pattern is also available

ERRATA - The line beginning ~~~~~ in the Ears section has been updated and now reads as -


Next row: purl.

Knit across these 18 sts, then make a further 54 stitches, join taking care not to twist (72 sts)“

The pdf download currently does not include this; however the blog post has been updated.

NB - The ravelry download published on 20/4/2008 has now been updated (21/4/2008) as the section for the ears was missing!

Yarns suggested are an either/or - you don’t need both - any reasonably stiff yet soft aran weight yarn would be suitable.

Further information on seaming the forehead and ears can be found at this blog post -

  • if required.