Magic Hat by P for Parsnip

Magic Hat

by P for Parsnip
May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
77 - 164 yards (70 - 150 m)
Prem, Newborn, 4-12M, 1-2Y, Child, Adult
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Magic- that’s a big call for a hat isn’t it??

Well thanks to the generous ribbed band that can be folded up or worn down and the stretchy, spongy, lacy openwork rib, the 1-2 year size version fits both me and my 8 month old – that’s pretty magic!

I love making presents for new babies but it’s always a bit stressful wondering whether your gift is going to fit or not – who knows whether bubs is going to have a tiny little noggin or a massive bowling ball (ouch!) and if they have to grow into then the seasons change and no one (at least in our sunny climes) needs a woolly hat on a 3 month old in the middle of summer. So the good news is that these sizes will fit generously above and below the sizes given.

This pattern is VERY easy – it’s so easy that even I, a dyed in the wool crocheter and glacially slow knitter – managed to design it.

Pattern gives sizes for every head size but it’s also very easy to adjust for gauge - just keep to multiples of 8 stitches

Smaller sizes can be made with one 50g ball of DK

Pattern is made in the round from the bottom up with either circular needles or DPNs