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I've always crafted something, relative to the fiber world, that started for me several years ago. It happened by accident, but once I started, I crashed, and never looked back. Since then I've ...

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Aztec beanie/toque

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Aztec beanie/toque
Aztec beanie/toque
Aztec beanie/toque
Aztec beanie/toque

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Knit in the Round, Cast On, Bind Off, Increases, Decreases, Cables
  • cast on, knit, purl, decreases, increases, cast off, knit in the round

Pattern Description:

I started the design for my husband, who had made a special request that I knit him a beanie of my own design. All he knew when he requested the beanie was that he wanted it to have cables or "braids" as he called it. The first go at the pattern had only cables that stood out in the pattern. After frogging the original project, I also went with a different yarn choice, Cascade Yarns Venezia (worsted weight), which is Merino Silk, 70% wool, 30% silk. The texture of the yarn is very nice and it is both warm and airy all at the same time. Thus the final product was set in motion. I added 2 knit stitches to form columns in between the cables to create a "columned" effect, similar to the columns of a Greek building. My husband's view of the finished hat was that it reminded him of the Aztec calendar, which on one had is true; the simple pattern has that sort of look to it. I hope you enjoy it knitting this hat; I look forward to seeing different yarns and colors.


5-6 sts = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Gauge is 5-6 inches per stitch across.


  • 1 skein of worsted wight yarn (approx. 150-200 yards)

You Will Also Need:

  • US 7 DPNs, US 7 circular, 1 stitch marker, 1 cable needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

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