Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Felted Faux Fair Isle Toque!

This is "toque" in the medieval sense: a hat with flat sides, a flat top and no brim. (Not to be confused with "tuque", a brimless soft cap worn by fur trappers in Quebec and Manitoba in the 1800s, and still worn proudly by Canadians today.)

True "fair isle" knitting uses multiple colors for both the foreground and background of the pattern. We get an approximation of this style of colorwork by using Kureyon color-changing yarn.

Instructions are given both in a chart and line-by-line for two motifs, diamond and zig zag. And of course, you can always make up your own!

The size of the finished hat is largely determined by the blocking. Instructions are given for small and large sizes, and instruction provided about how to make your own flat-top block and where to order a commercially made form.

This pattern is available for PDF download. When you click on the button below, you'll be directed to a site where you can pay for the pattern via Paypal or with a credit card. Then you are directed to a page with full instructions for downloading.

Felted Faux Fair Isle Toque Hat eBooklet
US $4.00

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This downloadable pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not share or distribute this pattern or file to your friends, family or other knitting colleagues. Preserve the value of your purchase!


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