Meshy Squishy Toque

As my followers know, every so often I like to grab scrap yarn from my stash, and make small projects just for fun, also to take a break from long-term projects. So since my theme for February is hats, it's time to make use of that scrap yarn. These two hats are knitted using what's left from my Uniflower baby blanket. The yarn is so fluffy and soft, and the pattern is very simple that you will finish knitting in no time. Remember, Spring is coming, so here I present you with this quick-to-knit, late-winter piece to keep warm until then.
Level: Intermediate

  • Yarn: Alize, Baby Best, (90% Acrylic, 10% Bamboo), 100 g/ 3.52 oz, 240 m/ 262 yds. (Pink toque; color 189: 1 skein. Blue toque; color 185: 1 skein).
  • Circular knitting needles 40 cm/ 16" long, size 5 mm/ US 8.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Ring stitch marker.

Sizes: S - M/L

Head circumference:

  • Size S: 54/56.5 cm (21.5"/22.2").
  • Size M/L: 57/60 cm (22.5"/23.5").
Gauge: 19 sts x 32 rows in k 1 p 1 ribs pattern.


  • Size S: 90 - 100/ 110 - 110 yds.
  • Size M/L: 100 -110 m/ 110- 120 yds.

Knitting Terms:
  • k = knit.
  • p = purl.
  • ss = slip stich
  • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together.
  • ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

Cast on 80 (88) sts, join in the round, put the ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds.

Row: *k 1, p 1, repeat from * to end.

Repeat the row 6 (8) times. Work the main pattern:

Row 1:
k 2, *ss, k3, Repeat from * to last 2 sts, ss, k 1.

Row 2: repeat row 1.

Row 3: *k 1, p 1, k the ss, p1, repeat from * to end.

Row 4: k to end.

Row 5: *ss, k 3, Repeat from * to end.

Row 6: repeat row 5.

Row 7: *k the ss, p 1, k 1, p 1, repeat from * to end.

Row 8: k to end.

Repeat rows (1- 8) five times, then work first four rows of the pattern for size M/L only.

Decreasing rows:

Size S:

Row 1: *ssk, ss, k 1, repeat from * to end. (60) sts

Row 2: *k1, ss, k1, repeat from * to end.

Row 3: *k 2, p 1, repeat from * to end.

Row 4: *k2tog, k 1, repeat from * to end. (40) sts

Size M/L:

Row 1: *ss, k2tog, k 1, repeat to end. (66) sts

Row 2: *ss, k 2, repeat from * to end.

Row 3: *k 2, p 1, repeat to end.

Row 4: *ssk, k 1, repeat from * to end. (44) sts

Now continue for both sizes:

Rows 5 and 6: k all sts.

Row 7: k2tog to end. 20 (22) sts

Rows 8 and 9: k all sts.

Row 10: k2tog to end. 10 (11) sts

Cut yarn leaving 15 cm / 6" long, Pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.

Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.


  1. I have so many uses for this pattern as I do cold weather items for the local homeless shelters.

    1. I am so happy to be part of your good deed. I too have contributed in similar event in the city I live in recently.


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