To celebrate the chilly winter season I released the first pattern in “The Prairie Farmers Winter Gifts” series: The Farmer’s Wife Messy Bun Toque.
These are close-fitting toques that will keep you warm while you do your chores, go sleigh riding, or enjoy a walk in the woods. A hole in the top accommodates your bun (messy or neat) or ponytail. There are variations to make a regular toque or one for a low ponytail–and a BONUS pattern for a headband, too!
They feature my variation on a stitch pattern I found in The Prairie Farmer Weekly Journal from 1886. It is easy to do, and creates a reversible fabric that looks knit on one side and has a pebbled, honeycomb-like texture on the “right side.”
The Messy Bun Toques are very quick to crochet, as they use #6 Super Bulky yarn and a 10mm hook (plus a 7mm hook for 2 rounds). I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, readily available, soft, easy care, and hypoallergenic 100% acrylic.
Watch tomorrow for the next pattern in The Prairie Farmers Winter Gifts series…it will be a quick to knit soft stuffed toy re-written from an 1887 design, using #4 medium weight yarn and 3.25mm needles. I used 8 different colours, but only a small amount of each yarn will be needed. You can also use 1 or 2 colours. It took me about 3 hours to complete.
ALL 70+ PATTERNS IN MY RAVELRY STORE ARE ON SALE 50% OFF UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER USING THE COUPON CODE winter AT THE CHECKOUT. Maker sure the discount is applied before you complete the purchase as I am unable to refund for pattern sales.
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