The Alpine Toque - Free Knitting Pattern!

The Alpine Toque - Free Knitting Pattern!

Jared Bodner4 comments

The Alpine Toque is the very first knitting pattern I formally wrote out (after years of making hats with my own patterns in my head or jotted down on the notes app in my phone).  It's a quick and easy knit that provides a bit of texture, but is super simple - perfect for someone new to knitting!  If you have figured out how to knit and purl, you can definitely make this hat!


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Method         Knitting

Skill Level       Beginner

Needle            US size 15 (10.00mm) circular needles (16” length)

Other              Yarn/tapestry needle

                        Faux fur or yarn pom of your choice 


Yarn               1 Skein of any super bulky merino wool (such as We Are Knitters the Wool, Sugarbush Chill, or Malabrigo Rasta)

Gauge            following the k1 p1 pattern of the main body (alternating every 2  rows), 6 rows of 4 stitches equals a 2” square



k                  knit stitch

p                  purl stitch

k2tog           knit 2 together

p2tog           purl 2 together

r(s)               row(s)


This pattern is for an Adult size head (approx 21-24" head circumference). This hat is meant to fit relatively fitted with a touch of extra length (depending on head size).  If you prefer further length, feel free to add on two more rows, prior to beginning the decrease section.

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Cast on 38 stitches on to your circular needles and join to knit in the round

  1. R 1-8: k1, p1 around for the brim.
  2. R 9-10: p1, k1 around.
  3. R 11-12: k1, p1 around.
  4. Follow steps 2 + 3 three more times, for a total of 24 rows
  5. R25-26: p1 k1 around.

Begin Decrease (switch to double pointed needles if desired):

  1. R 27: (k2tog, k1, p1) x9, k2tog.
  2. R 28: K2tog around, until end of row.
  3. Fasten off, weave in ends, and fasten with your pom of choice!




Comments (4)


Hi! I love this pattern, and I was wondering if it would work with a bulky yarn instead of the super bulky? Thanks!


I just knit a beanie using this pattern and it’s amazing perfect sizing and looks gorgeous ! It has the right amount of texture :)


Hi there! I’d really like to make this for my sister for Christmas and she really likes the colour from the photo, can you tell me which brand and color you used? Thanks!

Diane West-Walsh

Thank you for the pattern. I’m going to give this a try.

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