Iron Craft Challenge #46 – Tiny Toques

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to create something handmade for the holidays. I got the idea of making little hats to put on the tops of bottles of wine, beer or liquor, something to dress up the liquid gift other than a wine bag.  I had ideas for fur hat, felt hats and knit hats, but in the end could really only make the knit ones look the way I imagined. But that’s ok, because I think they turned out so cute.
Iron Craft Challenge #46 - Tiny Toques
They can be used on top of a bottle or just hang around the neck. Then the recipient gets an ornament they can keep when the contents of the bottle are gone. I also think they would look great as a decoration on a present.
Iron Craft Challenge #46 - Tiny Toques
These knit up super quickly and bonus, use up scrap sock yarn. I have lots more ideas for others, so you might see a few more patterns in the coming weeks for different tiny toques (like the ear flap one I’m working on right now), I think I have a new addiction. (Update 11/25: I’ve added two more Tiny Toque patterns here.)

Tiny Toques
These little hats are about 2″ tall and fit around the top of most wine, beer or liquor bottles.

Supplies:

  • Scrap sock yarn in red, white and green (or really any colors you want)
  • Four size 2 double pointed needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • .25 inch white pom pom

Gauge:

8 stitches per inch (though gauge isn’t super important here unless you are making these to fit someone with a 4″ head)

Abbreviations:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • k2tog = knit two stitches together

Striped Elf Hat
Iron Craft Challenge #46 - Tiny Toques
With green cast on 36 stitches. Divide between 3 needles. Join in the round being careful not to twist. Place a marker to mark the end of the row.

Row 1 – 3: work in k1, p1 ribbing
Row 4 – 5: change to red, k
Row 6 – 7: change to green, k
Row 8 – 9: change to red, k
Row 10: change to green, (k4, k2tog) 6 times
Row 11: k
Row 12: (k3, k2tog) 6 times
Row 13: change to red, k
Row 14: (k2, k2tog) 6 times
Row 15 – 16: change to green, k
Row 17 – 18: change to red, k
Row 19: (k1, k2tog) 6 times
Row 20 – 21: change to green, k
Row 22 – 23: change to red, k
Row 24 – 25: change to green, k
Row 26 – 27: change to red, k
Row 28 – 29: change to green, k
Row 30: change to red, k2tog 6 times
Row 31: k
Row 32 – 33: change to green, k
Row 34 – 35: change to red, k
Row 36 – 37: change to green, k

Cut the yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Weave through remaining six stitched on the needle. Pull tight. Pull inside the hat and knot to hold the last stitches tight. Then pull the tail back out the top of the hat. Put just the end of the tail back inside the top of the hat creating a loop (this is the hanger). Knot to hold the end inside.

To create the red tassel, knot 5 pieces of red yarn together. Pull from the inside out at the top of the hat. Cut the yarn to the desired length and untwist the strands a little if you wish.

Red Fair Isle Toque
Iron Craft Challenge #46 - Tiny Toques
With red cast on 36 stitches. Divide between 3 needles. Join in the round being careful not to twist. Place a marker to mark the end of the row.

Row 1 – 3: work in k1, p1 ribbing
Row 4 – 7: k
Row 8: change to white, k
Row 9: change to red, k
Row 10 – 12: all in knit using the chart below

X = Red
O = White
repeat chart 6 times for each row.

Row 13: change to red, k
Row 14: change to white, k
Row 15 – 17: change to red, k
Row 18: (k7, k2tog) 4 times
Row 19: k
Row 20: (k6, k2tog) 4 times
Row 21: k
Row 22: (k5, k2tog) 4 times
Row 23: k
Row 24: (k4, k2tog) 4 times
Row 25: k
Row 26: (k3, k2tog) 4 times
Row 27: k
Row 28: (k2, k2tog) 4 times
Row 29: k
Row 30: (k1, k2tog) 4 times
Row 31: k2tog 4 times

Cut the yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Weave through remaining six stitched on the needle. Pull tight. Pull inside the hat and knot to hold the last stitches tight. Then pull the tail back out the top of the hat. Put just the end of the tail back inside the top of the hat creating a loop on the outside (this is the hanger). Knot to hold the end inside. Weave in all ends. Sew a white pom-pom to the top.

If you make any tiny toques we’d love to see them in our Flickr group!

If you find any mistakes in this pattern please let me know so they can be corrected.
copyright 2011 Kathy Lewinski
www.justcraftyenough.com
Do not sell or duplicate this pattern. Do not sell items made with this pattern. Do not teach this pattern without my permission. Thank you.

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5 Comments to Iron Craft Challenge #46 – Tiny Toques
    • NameGERRY KELLY
    • i have been looking for small items like this hat to knit for the tree . i am still looking for a small stocking . i was given a stocking and have been trying to count and knit from it . i know it has 18 stitches 7 stitches for the heel done on very small double ended needles . i cannot get the turning of the heel . i am unsure of shaping the toe as i cannot get past the heel . would anyone have a pattern or may be more experienced than me and would just know how to turn the heel help gerry

      • Karen
      • @ Gerry – If you’re looking for patterns, check out Ravelry. There are literally tens of thousands of patterns posted. I know I got a pattern for little socks one year and made them as gifts for all of my kids and grands. You do have to “sign up”, but it’s free. I always check there first for patterns!

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