[color="#330099"]Thanks, Mike. I remember seeing wine bottle gift “sock” on this site before. The beer sock is a great idea.
Since you didn’t make a pattern I was forced to look for a way to get started. Here is a video I found for Circular COs.
Two methods are show, first is single crochet six times in a “magic loop” then slipped onto DPNs, the second is an invisible knit CO around a loop in the yarn. With both methods you can pull the tail to close the loop for a tight center.
One suggestion I have for the video is that the tail be worked into a few stitches in the early rounds to keep it tight and secure it so you don’t have to fiddle with it as you go along.
now I just need a nice, invisible increase to use after either of these cast on.