Waddles Toque / Penguin Hat Pattern


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Waddles Toque / Penguin Hat Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • wrap and turn
  • duplicate stitch
  • basic increases (kfb)

Pattern Description:

Worked seamlessly, from the top down, in stockinette stitch, this little hat can be knit up rather quickly! Once the crown is complete, the remainder of the toque is worked seamlessly and in intarsia; a fun technique to try. Front and back brims are worked in twisted rib for a snug fit and the earflaps or "wings" are made to cover the ears. I-cord ties with pom-poms finish off this super cute penguin toque, just in time for winter!

Worsted Weight held double, or Bulky weight yarn can be used.


16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn, baby, toddler, child, adult medium, adult large
  • To Fit Head Circumference: 13" - 24"


  • MC (Black) - 115 (130, 180, 210, 250, 300) yards 110 (125, 174, 205, 230, 275) meters
  • CC1 (White) - 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55) yards 28 (33, 38, 43, 48, 53) meters
  • CC2 (Orange) - 80-100 yards / 75-95 meters
  • US 8 (5mm) circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • small stitch holder or safety pin
  • 2 buttons, in desired size
  • blunt needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Worsted or Bulky

About Designer

About Designer

TheWittyKnitter on craftsy.com

I was 4 when my grandmother taught me to knit. I have since enjoyed all sorts of needle work; crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting. However, my love is knitting and designing seamless and classic garments for children :)

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