Tundra Toque Knitting Pattern
The environment above the tree line is harsh. Snow covers the landscape most of the year, but after the thaw, beneath the shade of the scrub pines, are lichen and moss, tiny wild flowers, mushrooms, fungi. The palette here is unlike any other: the silver of reindeer lichen, the marigold orange of rock fungi, the spongy greenness of liverwort and sphagnum, all splashed against the backdrop of slate blue stone.
The Tundra Toque is a close-fitting hat designed to showcase variegated and hand-painted yarns. The sample was knit from Ancient Arts Fibre Craft’s DK in the Inuit Art colourway, and is a size large.
Extra-Small (small, medium, large, extra-large) to fit a head circumference of 14”/36 cm (16”/41 cm, 18”/46 cm, 21”/53 cm, 23”/58).
Extra-small: 150-175 yards/137-160 meters of DK weight yarn
Small: 175-200 yards/160-183 meters of DK weight yarn
Medium: 200-225 yards/183-206 meters of DK weight yarn
Large: 225-250 yards/206-229 meters of DK weight yarn
Extra-large: 250-275 yards/229-252 meters of DK weight yarn
3.75 mm (US 5) 16”(40 cm) circular needles for ribbing
4 mm (US 6) 16” (40 cm) circular needles for the hat body
4 mm (US 6) double-point needles for the crown
1 stitch marker