Le tuque du voyageur!

When the weather turned cold a couple weeks ago, Smokey went on a quest to find the hat I knit him last winter — the one that somehow never got chronicled here. He found it, no problem, in a box of hats at the top of the stairs. 

And there was great rejoicing.

Tuque 1
The hat in all its extended glory. You can just barely see the fold line slightly to the left of center.


Tuque 2
Voyageur style, with the hat sagging down the back. Somehow this one
isn't quite long enough to do that effectively


Tuque 3
With folded brim.


Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool 4-ply, fingering weight. Several skeins. Color was originally the creatively named 450. I overdyed it with Rit Denim and achieved the look of a well-broken-in pair of blue jeans. Hat is knit with two strands held together. I knit two swatches for him to decide between: single strand on US#2 and double strand on US#6. Surprising me, he chose the second. But it meant the hat went a lot faster so I was pleased by his choice.
Needles: Addi Turbo US#6/4.0mm.
Pattern: an authentic voyageur hat pattern shared with me by Dale-Harriet.

Since this is a double-layer hat with four layers of knitted woolen fabric over the ears, it is W.A.R.M. Perfect for a Wisconsin winter.


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0 Responses to Le tuque du voyageur!

  1. Kym says:

    Now THAT . . . is an Up North hat! Perfect. (And I love the color, too.)

  2. tammy says:

    That is a very smart hat for cold, cold days.
    Also, tuque? Interesting. On the left coast it’s touque. I love all the varietal ways of spelling. 🙂

  3. gayle says:

    Warm enough even for Vermont! Though if you knit it in colorwork…

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