The Great Toque Marathon started with a simple dinner out.
I had plans to meet some friends downtown, and as it was cold (January) and as I was taking my bike, I needed something to keep my head warm. But not one of last year’s toques matched this year’s winter coat. So that morning I dug through my yarn basket and pulled out everything that would work with a brown coat. Then, using a 5mm hook, I started crocheting random stripes. I finished with a row of crab stitch, and made a finger pompom to top it off. Done!
Or so I thought. Who knew that so many friends would want a a toque?
I made one in aqua and variegated for Hanneke:
And in pink for Julianna:
And in grey for Marko:
And in purple for Catherine:
And in pink and purple for Esther (“with three stripes like a flag, please”):
I even made one for Kim when we were in London (bought the yarn at a charity shop around the corner from our apartment):
Pardon the blurry train station photo. I finished the hat as our plane landed back in Amsterdam, and forgot to take a photo until we were just about to board different trains home.
Cost of these Things: €5.11
- Brown: 0
- Aqua/variegated : 0
- Pink: 0
- Grey: €1.35 (grey acrylic)
- Pink/purple 3 stripe: 0
- Purple: €1.35 (purple acrylic)
- London Special: €2.41 (purple acrylic)
Cost of all Things to date: €21.79 (back under budget!)