Wychwood Toque by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Wychwood Toque

December 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
135 - 200 yards (123 - 183 m)
Adult S(M,L,XL)
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The Wychwood Toque is a bottom-up hat featuring an all-over divided double diamond motif. Crisp cable lines set off against the ample negative space of a purled background combine for a striking geometric motif that will knit up surprisingly quickly.

This pattern is for you if… You are an unabashed lover of mini-cables and ample negative space that set them off.

Move along if… Lots and lots of cables are not your idea of a good time.


  • knitting in the round
  • making knit and purl stitches, including knitting through the back loop (k1tbl)
  • increasing and decreasing stitches
  • making cables using up to two stitches

One size, unstretched, approximately:

  • Small: 15” / 38cm circumference
  • Medium: 17.25” / 44cm circumference
  • Large: 19.25” / 49cm circumference
  • Extra Large: 21.5” / 54.5cm circumference
  • All sizes: 8.5”/21.5cm tall

Worsted weight yarn that showcases cables well in the following amount:

  • Small: 136 yards (124 meters) / 57 grams (2.1oz)
  • Medium: 155 yards (142 meters) / 65 grams (2.3oz)
  • Large: 174 yards (159 meters) / 74 grams (2.6oz)
  • Extra Large: 194 yards (177 meters) / 82 grams (2.9oz)


  • 1 US 5/3.75mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 set of US 6/4mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • Per 4”/10cm in stockinette, unblocked: 19 stitches / 26 rows
  • Per 4”/10cm in cable pattern, blocked: 30 stitches / 31 rows
  • Per pattern repeat, blocked: 2 1/8” / 5.3cm

Both charts and written instructions are included for the stitch patterns.

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