Trochu by Kelly G.


January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in cabled stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 200 yards (82 - 183 m)
S (child) [M, L (adult)]
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Trochu is a cabled toque, knit from the bottom up, and named after a small town in Central Alberta, Canada. Knit in a light worsted weight yarn and using a smaller needle gauge, this toque creates a denser fabric, protecting against the cold wind that barrels down the Rocky Mountains and whistles across the Canadian prairies in winter.

Trochu is designed to be either worn as a slouch, or with a rolled brim for a more traditional toque.

The toque should be knit with approximately 2-4” of negative ease. The sample photographed is knit in a medium and modelled on a 21” head.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Techniques Used

  • Knitting in the round

  • Cables

  • Shifting rounds