Dissent Toque by Andrea Rangel

Dissent Toque

Knitting
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with smaller needle
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
90 - 256 yards (82 - 234 m)
baby, child, adult small, adult medium, adult large
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I designed this toque as a fun addition to my Dissent series, patterns inspired by American Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I thought it would be great to have a hat pattern that could be used as a swatch for either the worsted or fingering weight sweater. I’ll admit that I had no plan, no thought, of Ruth Bader Ginsburg dying before its publication. Now that she’s gone, I feel like this pattern has an added weight of sadness to it. I had to stop for sobbing while re-writing this paragraph. But I also want to continue my celebration of her lifelong fight for justice and her intense and incredible accessorizing. This pattern is customizable, including instructions for beanie and slouchy versions, so make your perfect hat to (subtly) express your Dissent. Here’s to Justice Ginsburg. May her memory be a blessing.

I’ll be donating 15% of proceeds from all three of my Dissent patterns to the ACLU from September 18 through November 3, 2020.

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The first five numbers indicate fingering weight yarn. The second 3 numbers indicate worsted weight yarn.

Finished Dimensions
Brim Circumference:
15.5(17.5, 19.5, 21.25, 23)(16.75, 19.5, 22.5) in/ 39.5(44.5, 49.5, 54, 58.5)(42.5, 49.5, 57) cm

Yarn
Both Beanie & Slouchy Styles
Contrast Colour:
44(55, 65, 77, 96)(39, 48, 60) yd
40(50, 60, 70, 87)(36, 44, 55) m

Beanie
Main Colour:
62(72, 75, 81, 90)(51, 60, 69) yd
57(66, 69, 74, 82)(46, 55, 63) m

Slouchy
Main Colour:
72(88, 110, 132, 160)(66, 83, 110) yd
65(80, 101, 121, 146)(60, 75, 101) m

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

Fingering Weight Version
29 sts/40 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in plain St st with smaller needle
29 sts/36 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in colourwork with larger needle

Worsted Weight Version
20 sts/30 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in plain St st with smaller needle
20 sts/24 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in colourwork with larger needle

Needles
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

  • 16 in/40 cm circular needles:

Fingering weight version:
Suggested Size: US 2/2.75 mm
Suggested Size (colourwork): US 4/3.5 mm

Worsted weight version:
Suggested Size: US 6/4 mm
Suggested Size (colourwork): US 9/5.5 mm

  • Set DPN’s, long circular needle for magic loop, or two circular needles (preferred small-circumference knitting method):

Fingering weight version:
Suggested Size: US 2/2.75 mm

Worsted weight version:
Suggested Size: US 6/4 mm

Notions
stitch markers, including one unique for beginning of round
tapestry needle

Skills
I consider this pattern to be intermediate level knitting. It includes working in the round, working stranded colourwork, and shaping.