I want to knit my husband a toboggan. I had found a beanie pattern, but he wants a toboggan. In the south we call them soogins. Anyway, I am a beginner and have been looking for free patterns online. Can anyone suggest one that uses circular needles or dpns. This is one of the reasons I am wanting to knit one --so that I can learn to use circulars or dpns. Also, if it fits him, I will have knitted something that can be worn. Thanks.
Do you mean a Toque? Knitting pattern central has lots of stocking cap patterns or look in Ravelry under hats, they have hundreds..
Tuque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tuque (Canadian French: tuque, sometimes also spelled toque or touque in English) is a knitted hat, originally of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in win...
To me a tobaggan is the thing kids ride down a snowy hill. A hat is what you wear on your head. Someone else asked for a tobaggan once though and I found out what it was for Canadians. My other Canadian friend calls it a Toque though.
I'm not sure what kind of hat you're looking for..
I know this was "so five minutes ago" (i.e. four months) but...
Jan, I didn't expect a southern California girl to know about Toques, toboggans, and stocking caps, and you didn't disappoint me. Those hats you linked to remind me of the vintage winter night-caps I remember from drawings for the poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" more commonly know as "The Night Before Christmas."
Originally Posted by Dr. Clement C. Moore
And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
Here is a pattern for a double layered knit hat, you could add a few inches on either side of the hat to make it the taller toboggan/toque style vs. the shorter beanie/skull cap style.
Here is a pattern but it is called a watchcap hat but it is the same thing, really.
(If you want more room in the top before the decreases you can just add two to four inches (5 to 10 cm) of rows to the pattern before you begin the decreases.) http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/martext.html
Winters in northwestern Pa. and lake shore snows would make me a winter hat expert.
Pay no attention to that gal from southern Cal. LOL
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