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A couple weeks ago, many of you were excited about a Team Canada Hat after I published my Neva Hat (Team USA Hat). I put a vote on my Facebook page and the pretty fair isle hat won by a landslide, so that is the design I used as inspiration for this Chinook Toque. It turned out quite lovely, although I think the design might be a bit intricate for the stitch size (maybe?)
I reached out to Yarnspirations, which is a Canadian yarn company; it just seemed too perfect to make this Team Canada hat with genuine Canadian yarn, and I even chose their Patons Canadiana to make the hat (so perfect, right?!). I could not have chosen better yarn for this hat, it is so soft and squishy. You will LOVE your finished Chinook Toque (I love mine!)
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If you choose a different yarn from your stash, take care to make a gauge swatch, the gauge is sightly different than the Neva Hat.
I also couldn’t resist added a bit of extra Canadian flair. Aren’t these maple leaves adorable? I got them at this Etsy shop and I thought they were quite affordable, so snag up a couple for your Chinook Hat, and your future Canandian pride hats. I ordered the small ones and they are the perfect size.
The awesome thing about this design is it has no repeats, and it has space between the beginning and the end, so you will be able to size this hat up or down! Simply add or subtract stitches at the beginning and end of the graph design to change the size. Be sure to subtract an equal number from the beginning of the graph and the end so the design remains in the middle. You also won’t be using bobbins! Just carry the unused yarn through the whole hat.
CHINOOK TOQUE (TEAM CANADA OLYMPICS HAT)
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What you need: (affiliate links)
- I Hook
- Medium Weight Yarn in 3 colors (Patons Canadiana in Cardinal, Winter White, Pale Gray Mix)
- Maple Leaf applique (optional)
- Darning Needle
Gauge: 15 sc = 4" (Gauge Pattern)
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Begin with Pale Gray: Ch 6.
1. Hdc in 2ch ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. Turn. (5 sts)
2. Ch 1. hdc in same st. Hdc in next 3 sts in BLO. Hdc in last st going through both loops. Turn. (5 sts)
Repeat row 2 until your band reached approx. 19″ (or until it fits your head snugly). Achieve this measurement by gently pulling your band. You want the hat to be snug.
Fold the the band in half and sl st the ends together forming a band. Turn the band so the loop is on the top and the seam is on the inside. Continue on to the body:
Work the hat body in BLO, this allows the stitches to line up properly.
1. Still using Pale Gray, ch 1. Sc around the top of the band as evenly as possible, achieving 76 total stitches. Join.
Join Cardinal (red).
2. - 28. Begin working the graph on row 2. You will begin each row with a ch 1, and end each row by joining with a sl st. (Be sure you are working in BLO) You will be using the tapestry crochet technique, similar to how the plaid stitch is worked. You can see a bit more in my Neva Hat video.
The graph has no repeats and includes the whole design.
Note: You can add or subtract stitches on either side of the design to make your hat larger or smaller!
(see a larger graph in the FREE download above)
29. Ch 2. Dc2tog all around the hat. Join with a sl st. (38 sts)
I hope you enjoy the last couple days of the Olympics! It will be fun to see what everyone will be wearing for the closing ceremonies (a festival of winter hats). This is my last winter project, and I am moving on to spring and summer ideas. However, I am toying with the idea of doing a Christmas in July series.
What do you think?
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