Just in time for some last minute holiday knitting. A deeply ribbed slouchy hat with a snappy fair isle pattern, topped with a dashing dotted pom-pom. Available now in my Ravelry Shop.
The first half is quick and mindless knitting, a perfect take along project. The colorwork requires a little more attention but by then you’ll welcome the challenge.
My dear darlings Sophie and Leelee modeled for the photoshoot. Here they are on the ice at the pond.
Inspired by the classic toques of Quebec, Muckle Toque is worked in the round from the bottom up beginning with a deep 1×1 rib for a folded brim followed by a bit of stockinette stitch and a stranded colorwork pattern.
The sizing is very forgiving and will fit many different heads. You’ll notice that I’ve made it in different weights of yarn, Dale of Norway Heilo (pictured), which some say is sport weight but in my opinion it’s more of a DK…and a worsted weight Stonehedge Shepard’s Worsted. Both are lovely hats. The one made with DK is a little…ummm…squishier…the worsted weight one a little …denser… but they share the same gauge. The wonder and mystery of knitting! What it means: you can attack that stash!
In the pattern I’ve included photos of how I make a Giant Spotty Dotty Pom pom.
More information and pictures of the light blue worsted weight sample on Ravelry.