The initial idea for this knitting project was not a toque, but a neck warmer. Something not unlike a scarf or a cowl, but also similar to a leg warmer. Something that keeps your neck warm and just slips easily over your head. I consulted my sister as to whether Curtis, Cassie’s partner, needed a toque or a scarf-like thing more and she informed me that he already had an official Raptors toque, so a neck warmer might be more useful.
I was a little worried as to whether I would be able to get the Raptor claw logo right or not… there are so many angles and rounded shapes that I wasn’t sure if it would translate to knitting well. It turns out, it translated pretty nicely and I’m happy with the result. Using graph paper, natural light, a window a good print of the logo, a pencil and a little bit of aesthetic decision-making gave me a comparable logo.
After being a little unhappy with the result of my neck-warmer and after a ‘fitting’ session with Curtis and some discussion about his preferences, I decided to refashion the neck-warmer into a toque. It needed a pom-pom in order to look finished. The results seem to be pretty decent.