December 8, 2017

F.O. Deep Woods Toque by Kiyomi Burgin

Pattern:  Deep Woods Toque
Designer: Kiyomi Burgin

Yarn: Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock:  80% merino 20% nylon
Colourway: Vintage Lace

Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock:  70% Merino 20% Nylon and 10% Cashmere
Colourway: Maize

Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock

Needles:   2.75mm and 3.25mm

Ravelry: my notes

Added Notes:  
1. This was a fun pattern to knit.  Once I got through the 5-1/4 inch of fingering weight ribbing the tree pattern knit up quickly.  I like the way the brim folds up offering that extra warmth on your ears.
2. Tanis Fiber Arts and I go way back.  She was the first indie dyer I bought yarn from in 2011 when I got back into knitting. Since that time I have knit 38 projects with her yarn!  When I saw the colourway Tanis dyed for Knit City this year I knew I wanted to do something special with it.  I decided to knit Deep Woods Toque which had been in my queue for some time.  I love how good this colourway looks when paired with Antique Lace.  The bonus is I still have enough of the Tanis Fiber Arts skein left to knit another small project.

3.  The only modification I made was to knit the first row in the same colour as the trees and not in a contrasting colour as the pattern suggests.

I hope you are enjoying your knitting and are not too frantic during this holiday season.  Happy weekend!
p.s. Thank you to my daughter for modelling this hat.  I had her in mind when I knit it.


  1. It's so beautiful, and that TFA colourway is perfect for it!! I love Tanis's yarn as well- they do a fabulous job. And your hat is incredible!

    1. Thanks Julie! I am so happy with how it turned out.

  2. Ooooh! That colorway is Gorgeous! I just love the pinkish golds and browns. And the hat looks like it was dyed to match your daughter's hair. That hat is absolutely perfect!

    1. Thanks Jeannie! Now if she would only wear it!

  3. What a beautiful pattern and yarn. Gorgeous.

  4. Oh, so in love with this gentle and subtle colorwork! Just lovely!

  5. Beautiful pairing of colors! What did you use for the pom pom as well?