SHEPHERD Toque by Jane Richmond

SHEPHERD Toque

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
185 yards (169 m)
S (M, L)
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SHEPHERD Toque


The Shepherd toque is a light Stockinette stitch hat with a flattering double brim. Developed to be lightweight and quick drying, this versatile hat is the perfect companion whether strolling downtown city streets or hiking the backcountry. Designed to be packable — it can be stuffed into a jacket pocket when not in use. Knit from the bottom up (brim to crown), a narrow band of 1 x 1 ribbing creates elasticity on the inside of the toque while the folded brim provides comfort and warmth where it’s needed most, around the ears. Written for three different head sizes, the pattern also offers three versions – Ultralight, Mid-Weight, and Fingering, (see details below). Sample shown is Ultralight version in size M.

Sizes
Sizes S (M, L) – adult small (adult medium, adult large)

To fit head circumference
20 (22, 24)“/ 51 (56, 61)cm, shown in size M on a 22”/56cm head circumference

Notions
Stitch markers – 4
Length of contrasting yarn (for lifeline)
Yarn needle


FINGERING VERSION

Yarn
1 skein Woolfolk Sno
100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino® Wool
205m/223yds per 50g/1.76oz skein
OR 169m/ 185yds of fingering weight yarn
Sample shown in Color Nº 1+17

Needles
3.5mm/US4 circ, 16” (for brim)
4mm/US6 circ, 16” (for body)
4mm/US6 dpns (for crown)

Gauge
25½ sts and 33 rnds = 4”/10cm
in St st on larger needles
(in the rnd + unblocked)

25 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10cm
in St st on larger needles
(in the rnd + blocked)


MID-WEIGHT VERSION

Yarn
1 ball Sandnes Garn Tweed
40% baby alpaca/32% viscose/8% merino wool
150m/164yds per 50g/1.76oz ball
OR 123m/135yds of brushed alpaca or comparable yarn
Sample shown in colour 5585

Needles
4.5mm/US7 circ, 16” (for brim)
5mm/US8 circ, 16” (for body)
5mm/US8 dpns (for crown)

Gauge
16 sts and 25 rnds = 4”/10cm
in St st on larger needles
(in the rnd + unblocked)

14½ sts and 28 rnds = 4”/10cm
in St st on larger needles
(in the rnd + blocked)


ULTRALIGHT VERSION

Yarn
1 ball Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk
77% alpaca/23% silk
140m/153yds per 25g/0.9oz ball
OR 140m/153yds of brushed alpaca or comparable yarn
Sample shown in colour 3

Needles
4mm/US6 circ, 16” (for brim)
4.5mm/US7 circ, 16” (for body)
4.5mm/US7 dpns (for crown)

Gauge
19 sts and 29 rnds = 4”/10cm
in St st on larger needles
(in the rnd + unblocked)

18½ sts and 29 rnds = 4”/10cm
in St st on larger needles
(in the rnd + blocked)