Medallion Toque by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Medallion Toque

Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 21.5 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
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The Medallion Toque is a warm winter hat with a generous folded brim and a bold, graphic colourwork motif. Designed with a length meant to cover the full ear, Medallion Toque is a great project for using up all those partial balls of yarn leftover from your Icelandic sweater projects.

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 Aran-weight leftovers from other projects to use up.

Move along if… Geometric patterns or quick colour changes are not for you.

Istex Lettlopi or similar Aran-weight yarn in the following amounts:

  • Main Colour: 80 yards (74 meters) / 36.3 grams (1.3oz)
  • Contrast Colour 1: 54 yards (49 meters) / 24.2 grams (0.9oz)
  • Contrast Colour 2: 46 yards (42 meters) / 20.6 grams (0.8oz)
  • Contrast Colour 3: 19 yards (18 meters) / 8.5 grams (0.3oz)

Yardage does not include amounts needed for a pom pom, as this varies by type/size of pom pom.

Sample knit in Lettlopi Blue, White, Air Blue, and Blue Heather.


  • 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 US 8/5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 set of US 8/5mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • optional: pom pom maker

Small: 18.25”/46cm circumference, unstretched
Medium: 20”/51cm circumference, unstretched
Large: 22”/56cm circumference, unstretched

All sizes: 8. 5”/22cm tall, unstretched with folded brim


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

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