So, it’s happened again. I had some extra yarn laying around and felt the need to work up an old pattern with a fresh, new look! The Sarah Toque crochet pattern was first released on October 20th, 2016. I had originally used Wool-Ease Tonal which was discontinued, and then made more in several different yarns, and each time it looked wonderful!
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I had a couple of balls of City Tweed Aran yarn hanging around. Not enough for a garment, but with the cold weather (and snow!) greeting us each morning I knew that I wanted to see how these would work for a hat. The Sarah Toque (pronounced Too-k) I made 4 years ago is showing its age, so this was the perfect opportunity to make myself a new one!
City Tweed is available at WeCrochet and comes in 12 colors. I have Blue Blood, Orca, and Brocade and all three are so gorgeous! This is an Aran weight/ Heavy Worsted #4 yarn in a 55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed blend. You get 164 yards in each 100 g ball.
This is how WeCrochet describes this yarn: This yarn begins with alpaca and Merino fibers dyed two different colors and then blended together to make a subtle rich, lustrous heather. We chose neutral color Donegal tweed neps to incorporate into the 2-ply yarn.
This toque was originally made with bulky weight yarn. Although the City Tweed Aran is a heavier worsted, it did affect my gauge and the pattern below reflects that change.
Oh! I should also mention that this yarn is also available in City Tweed DK weight #3 yarn. The DK weight offers 23 different colors and I am really eyeing the Jacquard color! I may need to get some of that one soon.
Provincial Tweed (80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed
Worsted) or Simply Wool Worsted (100% eco wool) would make great substitutions if looking for another Tweed-y option.
However, if you are looking for something a little different, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend checking out Lion Brand Madala Watercolor for some self-striping fun, or even Brava Bulky if you want something with a little more weight (just watch your gauge).
Any of these options, or similar, would be great when making the Sarah Toque crochet pattern.
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Yarn: DK Weight #3. Sample made in City Tweed Aran by WeCrochet.
Hook: I used my Furls Crochet Alpha Series J (6.00 mm).
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Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
Measuring Tape for checking gauge.
|SIZE||HEAD IN/CM||LENGTH IN/CM|
|Toddler||17-18″ / 43-46 cm||7.5″ / 19 cm|
|Child||19-20″/ 48-51 cm||8″ / 20.5 cm|
|Adult Small||20-22″ / 51-56 cm||9″ / 23 cm|
|Adult Large||23-24″ / 58-61 cm||9″ / 23 cm|
- beg: beginning
- BLO: back loop only
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- FPdc2tog: Front Post double crochet two together
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- sl st: slip stitch
- sp: space
- st(s): stitch(es)
14 sc in BLO x 13.5 rows = 4”x4″
SPECIAL PATTERN NOTES
This Hat is worked in the Round from the bottom up.
First, the band is worked back and forth in rows, in the back loop only.
Once the correct number of rows is complete, you will join the two ends together and begin working in joined rounds.
Beg ch2 does not count as a st.
Always join in the first st of the Round.
SARAH TOQUE CROCHET PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
1: Ch (8, 8, 12, 12), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (7, 7, 11, 11 sc)
2: Ch1, turn, BLO, sc across. (7, 7, 11, 11 sc)
Repeat Row 2 (51, 57, 63, 69) times, for a total of (53, 59, 65, 71) rows.
3: Lining up the foundation chain with the Row just completed, ch1, sc across through the Back Loop of the row closest to you, to the Front Loop of the Row behind it. (7, 7, 11, 11 sc)
The Band should be approximately (16, 18, 19, 21″) around.
Turn your work inside out. Band Complete. This is now the Right Side and you are now working in the Round.
4: Ch1, 2sc in every second end row, join to first sc. (54, 60, 66, 72 sc)
5: Ch3 (counts as dc), sk2sts, 5dc in next, sk2sts, *dc in next, sk2sts, 5dc in next, sk2sts, repeat from * around, join to top of beginning ch3. (54, 60, 66, 72 sts)
6: Ch2, FPdc around first, dc in next, sk2dc, 5dc in next, sk2dc, *FPdc in next, sk2dc, 5dc in
next, sk2dc, repeat from * around, join to first FPdc. (54, 60, 66, 72 sts)
Repeat 6 twice for Toddler, three times for Child, and four times for Adult Small and Adult Large.
If you want a slouchier Toque, repeat Round 6 one or two more times, depending on preference!
7: Ch2, FPdc around FPdc below, sk2dc, 3dc in next, sk2dc, *FPdc in next, sk2dc,
3dc in next, sk2dc, repeat from * around, join to first FPdc. (36, 40, 44, 48 sts)
8: Ch2, FPdc around FPdc below, sk1dc, 3dc in next, sk1dc, *FPdc in next, sk1dc,
3dc in next, sk1dc, repeat from * around, join to first FPdc. (36, 40, 44, 48 sts)
9: Ch2, FPdc around FPdc below, sk1dc, dc in next, sk1dc, *FPdc in next, sk1dc, dc
in next, sk1dc, repeat from * around, join to first FPdc. (18, 20, 22, 24 sts)
10: Ch2, FPdc around FPdc below, dc in next, *FPdc in next, dc in next, repeat from *
around, join to first FPdc. (18, 20, 22, 24 sts)
11: Ch2, FPdc2tog around next two FPdc, *FPdc around next two FPdc, repeat from * around, FPdc around last FPdc if applicable, join. (5, 5, 6, 6 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing the top of the Hat. Using a tapestry needle, weave in and out of the front loops, pulling tightly to close. Weave in all ends.
Add a pompom on top (optional).
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