Twinkle Toque by Catherine Knutsson

Twinkle Toque

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Body Stitch Pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
125 - 250 yards (114 - 229 m)
baby, toddler, child, adult small, adult medium, adult large
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I needed a hat. I wanted it to be light weight yet warm, and if it used up some of the leftover sock yarn I had kicking around, so much the better! So, I turned to one of my favourite stitch patterns, the cross stitch, because I haven’t found a yarn that doesn’t work with it, and the result? Twinkle!

The white speckled toque is the child size and was knit with Crooked Kitchen Yarn’s Merinoh! Merylon 75/25 in the Sundog colourway. The purple speckled toque is an adult small and was knit with Crooked Kitchen Yarn’s Bluebelle Fingering in the Kenspeckle IV colourway. The light blue hat is the baby size and was knit with Crooked Kitchen Yarn’s Bluebella in the Snow Moon colourway.

Skill level
Advanced beginner: k, p, slipped stitches, yarnover, passover stitches, ssk, k2tog

Sizes
XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL to fit head circumference of 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24)“/36 (41, 46, 51, 56, 61) cm

Yarn Requirements:
125 (150, 175, 200, 225, 250) yards/114 (137, 160, 183, 205, 228) metres

Needles

  • 3 mm (US 2.5) circular knitting needles
  • 3 mm (US 2.5) double point knitting needles
  • 2.75 mm (US 2) circular knitting needles

Notions
- stitch marker
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge
1x1 ribbing: 30 sts and 36 rnds = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) on 2.75 mm (US 2) needles (blocked).
Body Pattern Stitch: 30 sts and 48 rnds = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) on 3 mm (US 2.5) needles (blocked).
If necessary, adjust needle size to achieve required gauge.