Monday, 6 May 2013

Magnus' Hat

What do you do when you're fed up trying to follow other people's patterns to get the right size hat? Make up your own!

This is Magnus' hat, made for a new baby born yesterday. I hope someone will try the pattern and let me know if it makes sense. The stitches are UK terms.

25g of DK

Magnus’ Hat 

Made in DK with 4.5mm hook. Finished size 14" around the bottom. bigger sizes can easily be made by adding more stitches to round 1 and extra rows as required.

3ch make ring
Round 1: 2ch, 14tr, join with sl st (15st)
Round 2: 2ch, tr in same space, 2 tr in each st, join with sl st (30st)
Round 3: 2ch,( fptr around next st, tr in next) around, join with sl st (30st)
Round 4: 2ch, tr in same space, ( fptr around next st, 2tr in next) to last st fptr around next st, join with sl st (45st)
Round 5 -16 : 2ch, tr in next st ( fptr around next st, tr in next 2), join with sl st around (45st)

Sew in ends and add pom pom.

Edited 8/5/13 to correct end of Round 4.

Green/ yellow/ white hat made with 4mm hook and one less stitch in first round to make hat smaller for a tiny baby. Stopped at 15th row.
 Lilac hat with white pom pom made to pattern except last tr row replaced with 2 rows of dc.

Stash Busting Progress:
Yarn at start of year: 31,034g
Yarn gained: 1550g
Yarn busted: Jan: 1049g, Feb: 1157g, March:  454g, April: 319g, May: 60g     Total: 3039g
Yarn given away: 400g
Yarn in stash: 29,145g


  1. It's a lovely hat Julia, and thank you for the pattern, it's on my to do list, I have updated your totals, glad you had such a lovely holiday :)

  2. Hartelijk dank voor het patroon van het leuke mutsje.
    groetjes, breimaan

  3. Julie, The hats are lovely Thanks for sharing the pattern.. Hugs Judy

    1. You're very welcome I hope you enjoy making it! Let me know how you get on, I love feedback.

  4. Hi! I'm Spanish and I usually find the same terms for all the patterns, but I don't know what's "tr". It's a double, half-double, single crochet...? I really like this hat and I want to make it for my niece, who borns next september and is going to live her first winter really soon!

    Thank you forward...


    1. Hi Maria, this pattern is written in UK terms so the tr stitch is dc in US terms. Hope that helps! I've made it with a brim and flower for little girls too:

  5. is this the wee hat you and Helen were doing during the Knitting Machine show in Glenrothes? I meant to ask for the pattern and then completely forgot? Jean