Jordan’s Snowflake Toque
My charming little brother, Jordan, came to me the other day with a knitting request: he needed a new toque. Now, my brothers (and the men in my life in general) rarely come to me with crafting requests so I feel the need to oblige when they do. Mostly I just decide they need something and knit it for them, no muss, no fuss. So, my mission was set out before me in fairly simple terms, a toque, maybe with some earflaps
I pondered my mission, what color? What fiber? How important is washability? How shall I design it? Should it roll, should I include the earflaps? Finally I settled on a beautiful variegated green in the Malabrigo Worsted. I set to designing and came up with a simple, yet effective toque with just enough style….or so I thought. A few weeks later (I am as surprised as you are that I managed to finish his toque so far in advance of his birthday) my brother rolled across a photograph of the toque I had made him. “I want something like that, but with bigger earflaps, and with different colors, maybe with a design on it” he says to me. I shot him the look of death.
I had two choices: I could give up on knitting him something and enjoy my new awesome green toque or I could accept his challenge and create his dream cap. I think you know which option I chose. I had 1 week to design and knit the Jordan’s perfect toque. I pumped him for some more details and once I felt I had a good idea of what he wanted I was off to the races. This is what I came up with. Some fairly neutral colors with a little punch of green in the snowflakes. Stockinette stitch with some big earflaps and a design on it, just what Jordan ordered. I crocheted around the edges to give it a more finished look and to add in a little more green. This cap took 4 skeins of Mirosol Sulka (a lovely combination of wool, alpaca, and silk).
To purchase Jordan’s Toque pattern click here. Patterns are sent via email in a PDF format.