Tiny Toques / Beanies with Pompoms


Hello Folks,

I want to share my easy tutorial on how to make your own cute 2″ / 3″ tall hats. I’m from Canada so they’re called toque but the USA call them beanies.
These little hats are made to have a pompom. Okay, let’s get started shall we?

What you will need:

  • A sturdy cardboard tube in about 2″ or 3″ in width. 
  • Hand saw but I used Milwaukee Compact Hacksaw
  • Yarn in either one color or multi-colors at 10″ or 11″ in length
  • Ruler
  • Marker

Once you have everything you need, let’s cut the base for your hat. Take your cardboard tube and mark with your ruler how high you want your base. I recommend about 1 1/2″ or 1 3/4″

Toque Craft (2)

Now it’s time to hack away!

Yay! I still have all my digits! My hubby instructed me first hand how to use his battery power hacksaw. Now on to the fun part 🙂

Do you have some yarn hanging around with no purpose, well, maybe they should become little hats!? The yarn length is about 10 / 11 inches
Hmmm, how many pieces of yarn for one hat? I would cut at least 50 pieces but you may need more or less depending on the size you’ve chosen.


Take one piece of yarn and fold it in half.
Bring the loop end to your cardboard base.
Fish the tails up the underside of base.
Complete by pulling the tails up through the loop and pulling downward.


Every piece you complete move it over to continue with the row and pull down snug to hold in place.


Wrapped around the whole base with the color or colors you want. Once it’s a complete row with none of the cardboard showing, push all the tails once again through the base.


Now smooth out all the tail ends with your fingers. Take a matching piece of yarn and wrap it around about half way or so. When you’re happy with the height of the toque or beanie, tie the piece of yarn with a double knot.

Almost done! All is left is for you to trim the pompom but don’t cut it too short or it’ll look funny or too small for the hat.

All done! Your first little hat! Isn’t it cute?! Now, let’s do a couple more!

Okay, just a few more…

Phew! Okay, I think I’m done.

I hope you had fun like I did?! You can glue magnets on a side of the base for your refrigerator or string another piece of yarn through up the top to hang on a tree. These would be great too for teddy bears or dolls.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again!