While I’m on my honeymoon, I’m so happy to bring you a guest post by Ashley, from Delightfully Domestic. Delightfully Domestic is her little home on the world wide web where laughter is mandatory and story swapping, inspiration gathering and recipe learning is encouraged. Thanks Ashley for sharing these His & Hers Knitted Toque Patterns, which google has informed me is Canadian for hat!
Hey! I’m Ashley, and if you haven’t noticed yet, I’m from Canada. Winter is upon us up in Northern Alberta and today I’m sharing with you how a few simple changes to a pattern, basic knit and purl stitches using the same colours of yarn can make the difference between a His and Hers toque.
This is my husband, wearing the striped beanie, and looking mighty fine while rocking his movember ‘stache. The beanie has a snug 3 inch band, then loosens up to a straight knit stitch that slouches casually in the back. I used a very neutral brown/cream blend and grey/cream blend coloured synthetic wool.
His Knit Beanie Pattern:
Size 7 round needles
2 balls of standard yarn
Cast on: 80 stitches of grey/cream blend
For the brim: Knit 1 Purl 1 for the first 1.5 inches, then switch to brown/cream blend for the next 1.5 inches.
Straight knit stitch the remainder of the toque, switching between colours after every 1.5 inches. Begin to taper after 6 inches of knit stitch (9 inches of toque so far, including the brim) by doubling up every 20 stitches for another 1.5 inches then switch to the final colour, which is the grey/cream blend. Decrease rapidly now by doubling up every 10 stitches.
When you have 10-15 stitches left on your needles, transition them to a darning needle, pull the tail tight and knot it to finish!
The toque I am wearing varies slightly in that it is a solid colour, has a narrower band and a more fitted feel. And of course, I threw a cute pompom on top!
Her Knit Toque Pattern:
Size 7 round needles
1 ball of standard yarn
Rectangular piece of cardboard
Cast on: 60 stitches of grey/cream blend
For the brim: Knit 2 Purl 2 for the first 2 inches
Straight knit stitch the remainder of the toque. Begin to taper after 4 inches by doubling up every 15 stitches for another inch then decrease rapidly by doubling up every 7 stitches.
When you have 10-15 stitches left on your needles, transition them to a darning needle, pull the tail tight and knot it to finish. Using the cardboard rectangle, make a pompom by wrapping the grey/cream blend wool 75-100 times, tying a tight knot around the centre and cutting the loops in half then and attach it to the top of the toque!
I love to post ‘knitspiration’ on my little home on the world wide web, Delightfully Domestic. I learnt how to knit a year and a half ago from the lovely owner at my local yarn shop. If you’re looking to learn, I recommend doing the same. It’s a wonderful community to be apart of, in fact I have a tea drinking knitting party with six of my girlfriends coming up this Sunday.
Thanks Kelly for letting me share!