Meet Istanbul, the Turkey: 

He’s the teeniest-tiniest toy I’ve made yet.

Do you have your double pointed needles in hand? here’s the quick and easy pattern. 
Istanbul the Turkey
This is a great pattern to use tiny yarn scraps. Be creative choosing your colors. I used some odd-ball skeins my grandmother had picked up for me from a free pile. Also, when making toys, don’t worry about size or gage. If you have needles in a different size, use those! Your turkey will be a bit bigger or a bit smaller than Istanbul, and he will be your own unique creation. Just make sure you use a yarn/needle combination that work together to create a stiff fabric, so that your turkey’s tail will stand firm. (This means pick needles one or two sizes smaller than that recommended on your yarn’s label.) 

Abbreviations: 
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
DPN = double pointed needle
k2tog = knit two stitches together into one
kfb = knit into the front and the back of a stitch

Body:
With a brown yarn and DPNs size 4, CO 18 stitches and divide evenly over 3 needles, 6 on each needle
Rounds 1-8: Knit around
Round 9: *k2tog k2 k2tog* three times 
(12 stitches remaining)
Round 10-13: Knit around
Round 14: k2tog around
(6 stitches remaining)
Cut your yarn leaving about 6 inches of tail, and thread this through the remaining stitches. Pull tight. Use a crochet hook to hid the ends of the yarn. 
Tail:
With rust-color yarn and size 4 regular needles, CO 2 stitches
Row 1: kfb, kfb
(4 stitches)
Row 2 (and all even rows): K across
Row 3: *kfb k1* two times (6 stitches)
Row 5: *kfb k1 kfb* two times (10 stitches)
Row 7: *kfb k3 kfb* two times (14 stitches)
Row 9: *kfb k5 kfb* two times (18 stitches)
 Switch to orange yarn Row 10: K across
Row 11: *k2tog k6 kfb* two times (18 stitches)
Repeat rows 10 and 11 two more times
switch to yellow yarn Row 16: K across
Row 17: *k2tog k6 kfb* two times
BO
Finishing:
With a needle and orange embroidery thread, give your turkey some eyes and a beak. Make a slip knot in a piece of rust-colored thread to form a little loop. Attach it to your turkey under his beak with a needle and a bit of thread to make a gobble. Sew the bottom edge of the tail to the back bottom edge of the turkey’s body. 
Istanbul joined my sister at breakfast this morning
then he became hungry, and got his own breakfast

Since Istanbul’s my turkey he obviously likes coffee. The apple… err turkey doesn’t fall far from the tree, you know.