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Revolution Toque

from My Secret Wish on Craftsy
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Revolution Toque
Revolution Toque Brimless
Revolution Toque Matching Brim, Light Side
Revolution Toque Matching Brim, Dark Side
Revolution Toque Matching Brim, detail
Revolution Toque Inverse Brim

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit cast-on
  • make a gauge swatch

Pattern Description:

"Red, the world about to dawn,
Black, the night that ends at last."
(from "Les Miserables", the musical)

Inspired by the Liberty Caps of the French Revolution, this striking toque would look amazing with many colour combinations. It can be worn inside-out or outside-in to make black or red (or your two colour choices) the more predominant colour. This is the perfect way to start knitting brioche! You never know--it just might start you on a knitting revolution!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. You do not have to know how to knit brioche, as it is explained in the pattern.
FORMAT: Adobe PDF File
SIZES: Five sizes, ranging from Infant (15" head) to Adult Large (up to 26" head)
STYLE VARIATIONS: Inverse-Colour Brim, Matching-Colour Brim, and Brimless
TUTORIALS: A full glossary is included, as well as a photo tutorial for 2-Colour Long-Tail Cast ON. The brioche stitches also have definitions and photos showing what they look like.
SKILLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS PATTERN: Knit, purl, knit cast-on, make a gauge swatch in Stockinette Stitch.
PATTERN REQUIREMENTS: 1-2 50g/3.5 oz (100.6 m/110 yds each) worsted-weight ball each of two contrasting colours of a natural fibre yarn (Brioche does not work well with 100% synthetic fibres; I used "Knit Picks Swish Worsted"); 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; yarn needle.


24 sts and 36 rws = 10cm/4" over Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Extra Small/Infant (15"-18" head)
  • Small/Child (17"-20" head)
  • Medium/Youth (18"-22" head)
  • Large/Adult Small (20"-24" head)
  • Adult Large (22"-26" head)


  • 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needles
  • scraps of yarn for markers
  • yarn needle
  • 2-4 50 g/3.5 oz (100.6 m/110 yds ea) worsted-weight yarn, two contrasting colours, natural fibre

Suggested yarn:

207 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks' Swish Worsted


Black and Serrano

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