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

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  • 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 a 15 cm / 6" long tail. Pull the tail 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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  3. I love this pattern! Made one in white acrylic with a white fur pom pom that turned out really well. Making them for at risk high school students where my granddaughter teaches math. (So I am compelled to rip it out when I make a mistake and the pattern doesn't line up correctly.:0 Thank you for sharing this.)

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    2. Reading your nice comment made me very happy. Choosing this project for a noble cause is the utmost wish for me.
      Stay home safe and healthy

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  5. This is such a nice pattern! If I wanted to leave an opening to make a “messy bun hat”, where do you suggest I stop working the decrease? Thank you.

    1. Hello FlexGirl
      Thank you for your nice compliment. After finishing the decreasing rows, make three rows in simple ribs pattern (k 1, p 1), bind off all sts.
      I think you will get a lovely "messy bun hat".
      Stay safe and healthy.


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