Acorn Toque

Acorn Toque


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Head Size:
Small: 53 cm (21 in) around
Medium: 58 cm (23 in) around
Large: 64 cm (25 in) around

Yarn:
Small: 175 m (190 yd) of DK or heavy DK weight yarn
Medium: 200 m (220 yd) of worsted weight yarn
Large: 250 m (275 yd) of worsted or aran weight yarn

Needles:
Small: 3.5 mm (US size 4) and 3.75 mm (US 5)
Medium: 4 mm (US size 6) and 4.5 mm (US size 7)
Large: 4.5 mm (US size 7) and 5 mm (US size 8)
Or size to obtain the gauge listed below and one size larger.

40 or 51 cm (16 or 20 in) circular needle in both sizes; set of five double pointed needles in the larger size.

Gauge:
In stockinette on smaller needle size, over 10 cm (4 in)
Small: 22 sts and 30 rows
Medium: 20 sts and 28 rows
Large: 18 sts and 26 rows

The hat in the photos is the medium sized hat made in Wellington Fibres 2-ply Worsted Spun, variegated purple colour.

The pattern is writen for three sizes of hats, and is the same for all sizes of the hat. Changing the yarn, needle size and gauge used will create the different sizes.

The headband is begun with a provisional cast-on and is knitted flat. It is then joined together by either using 3-needle bind off or grating the ends together.

Stitches are picked up around one edge of the headband, and an inner band of Twisted Stitch Ribbing is created.

Once the ribbing is worked to the inner width of the headband the stitches are then pulled through the other edge of the headband, and are ready to be worked for the top of the hat. The top of the hat is worked in the Eye of Partridge pattern, incorporating decreases for shaping into the pattern.

Wholesale and store pricing is available upon request.

To purchase a printed copy of this pattern or to use a cheque or money order, please contact Danny Ouellette at danny@doknitting.com.

Yarn Suggestions
Small size: 175 m (190 yd) of DK or heavy DK weight yarn
Medium size: 200 m (220 yd) of worsted weight yarn
Large size: 250 m (275 yd) of worsted or aran weight yarn

The following yarns have been tested with good results.
Wellington Fibers – 2-ply Worsted spun
60% Mohair, 40% Wool
100 g (3.5 oz), 200 m (219 yd)

Wellington Fibers – 2-ply Woolen spun
60% Mohair, 40% Wool
115 g (4 oz), 230 m (252 yd)

Brown Sheep – Lamb’s Pride Worsted
85% Wool, 15% Mohair
100 g (3.5 oz), 174 m (190 yd)

Brown Sheep – Handpaint Originals
70% Mohair, 30% Wool
50 g (1.75 oz), 80 m (88 yd)

Noro – Cash Iroha
10% Nylon, 40% Silk, 30% Lambswool, 20% Cashmere
40 g (1.41 oz), 91 m (100 yd)

Special Thanks
To Donna and Lorne at Wellington Fibres for their kind encouragement at the early stages of this pattern and for their patience while I completed it.

To “Shirl The Purl” Shirley Scott for test knitting and pattern help.