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Choo-choo Toque

My son in his choo-choo toque

Needles: Size 7 and 9 circular needles.  Size 9 DPNs

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

Yarn: 60 yards worsted weight yarn in colour #1,30 yards in colour #2 (sample in Berroco Vintage)

Size: approx 22” inches in circumference, suitable for most children ages 2-4

Gauge: 4 stitches/inch

Cast 80 stitches in colour #1 on size 7 circular needles

Brim: (6 rounds)

Row 1:  join in the round, careful not to twist, (K2, P2) repeat to the end of the round

Rows 2 to 6: repeat r

Main hat: (23 rounds or desired length)           

Switch to size 9 circular needles.

Knit 4 rounds

Switch to colour #2. Knit 1 round

Work colour pattern bellow as follows:

K1, work 39 stitches in pattern, K1, work 39 stitches in pattern*

Knit 8 rounds or to desired length.

Decrease for crown:

Switch to DPNs

Row 1: (K6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 2 (and all even rows): knit

Row 3: (K5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 4: knit

Row 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 13: k2tog to the end of the round.

Run yarn through remaining stitches, and sew in ends!

For personal or charitable use only. LGN, 2012.

* I had some ravelry comments that mentioned that the long strands can be difficult to deal with if you’re a novice at stranded colourwork.  If you are doing more than 5 or 6 consecutive stitches in one colour, just tuck the other strand around every 4 to 5 stitches. 

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