Spring Flurries Toque by Carolyn Lisle

Spring Flurries Toque

March 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
126 - 241 yards (115 - 220 m)
3-6 Months (6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 3-7 Years, 8-12 Years, Adult Small, Adult Large)
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The Spring Flurries Toque is inspired by the hardy flowers that can continue to grow even through frigid soil with a layer of snow on top of it. Did you know that tulips actually thrive under a blanket of snow, since that provides their new shoots with insulation as they grow? It’s always a beautiful sight to find lines of colourful flowers poking through a layer of spring snow.

Pattern Description

This warm, comfortable hat uses no-cable-needle cables and elongated stitches to create a unique and interesting fabric. Those elongated stitches also highlight the subtle colour details we all love in hand-painted yarns! Meant to be slightly conical and slouchy as a nod to the traditional Canadian toque, this hat is available in seven sizes from baby to adult and it features a crown knit in pattern as well as a contrast folded/doubled 2x2-rib cuff.

This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit in the round (both on double-pointed needles and circular needles) and clearly explains all techniques required. Within the pattern you will find links to useful video tutorials as well, so the pattern is easily accessible to an intermediate knitter. Corresponding written instructions are provided for the chart. Add a snap pompom for an added pop of colour!

Yarn Requirements and Sizing

Sizes available: 3-6 Months (6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 3-7 Years, 8-12 Years, Adult Small, Adult Large) to fit mean head circumferences of 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) cm / 14 (15.75, 17.25, 19, 20.5, 22, 23.5) inches (each size is stretchy enough to fit a 4 cm / 1.5 inch range around those measurements)

Heavy DK weight yarn is required: 80 (90, 100, 120, 140, 160) m / 90 (100, 110, 130, 155, 175) yards of the Main Colour for the body of the hat; the cuff uses approximately 35 (35, 45, 45, 50, 60, 60) m / 40 (40, 50, 50, 55, 65, 65) yards of the Contrast Colour.

The texture used in this pattern works with nearly any colourway, since it both pulls out subtle dye details and breaks up pooling.