1920s inspired: knitted winter hat

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After several attempts – due to editing the pattern for our family’s infamous tiny head – the hat has been knitted!

If you like what you see, the pattern is available on Ravelry.

You might notice that this one is slightly different from the picture on the pattern. This is because ย – again, partly due to our family’s tiny head – my mum prefers the Cloche style as it’s more 20s.

Although there are some bits on this pattern that take a moment’s pause and hand miming before you actually pick up your work so as not to get it wrong, it’s largely quite simple to follow. There’s a little bit of maths involved, but nothing I couldn’t do, so that means most will be comfortable with it!

Similar hat patterns can also be found on Ravelry, so have a good browse before you start.


Simple Knitted Hat: Free Pattern

This is a great hat to make for yourself or someone else in a short amount of time. I love it.


Magda, modelling my hat! Kid at age: 24


The bobbles are supposed to be either side of the head, but obviously style is up to the wearer :S


The hat is calledย Kid At Any Age.

The pattern gives options to make it for a child or an adult, for the more wacky among us ๐Ÿ™‚

I suggest doing it on circular needles rather than double pointed needles (DPNs) so that the pearl stitch isn’t lose on the corners. It’s also a lot quicker with this particular pattern.

In total it took me about four and a half hours to complete, including pompoms.

Dziฤ™ki,ย Magda! x


Cupcake Hat: The Cherry On Top of Free Patterns

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If you haven’t seen this free pattern yet, it’s a must make. It’s a hat for ages 1-4 and is so cute it’s almost edible. Jazz it up with sparkle beads for 100s and 1000s ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s super easy – took me all of three hours to complete, pompom and all.

Due to the amount of ribbing it’s ideal to make for children between 1 and 4 years old because it can stretch quite a bit – get the most use out of it! I’m tempted to make one for myself. I think when I do I’ll make a post for adult sizes…


Winter warm-up


Here’s another winter hat to cheer you up ๐Ÿ™‚

Free template for the detailing on Ravelry.




God it’s cold. I mean, really cold. As soon as you step out the house the sea air starts biting the tops of your ears, seeps through your coat and pokes you in the ribs.

Apparently the cure for cold is a hat! It’s the logic that a regular body temperature on all extremities prevent bad circulation.

This mean a lot of knitting.

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Fortunately, I have a lot of rogue balls of wool. This is perfect for making up your own festive fair isle designs.

Here’s my first hat of the season.

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More to follow!

My yarn is bought from here. Any locals, give it some love!

Get the free pattern.