Comfort & Joy Toque by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Comfort & Joy Toque

December 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 205 yards (137 - 187 m)
Adult S(M,L,XL)
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The Comfort & Joy Toque is a warm winter stranded colourwork hat with a folded brim and two rounds of bobbles for additional nubbly texture. Knit in red, white, and green, the bobbles resemble holly berries perfect for Christmas, but the hat easily adapts to be a season-long staple in other colours.


  • knitting in the round
  • making knit and purl stitches
  • increasing and decreasing stitches
  • knitting with up to three colours per round on four rounds total
  • creating bobbles (links to three video tutorials are included)

Circumference, unstretched:

  • Small: 17.5” / 44.5cm
  • Medium: 19.25” / 49cm
  • Large: 21.25” / 54cm
  • X-Large: 23.25” / 59cm

All sizes: 8.5”/21.5cm tall

Total yardage in worsted weight yarn:

  • Small: 154 yards (140 meters) / 70 grams (2.6oz)
  • Medium: 170 yards (155 meters) / 77 grams (2.8oz)
  • Large: 187 yards (172 meters) / 87 grams (3.2oz)
  • X-Large: 205 yards (187 meters) / 93 grams (3.3oz)

Yardage details per colour are available in the yardage chart in the patern photos.


  • 1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 set of US 7/4.5mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Measured in blocked, washed knitting.

  • Per 4”/10cm in colourwork pattern: 25 stitches / 23 rows
  • Per repeat: 12.5 stitches

Stitch pattern is offered as a chart only.

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