So lately I’ve been a little obsessed with Downton Abbey.. please please tell me I’m not alone… I love the Dowager Countess and I think Maggie Smith is perfect for her role. I started this hat while watching her in Downton Abbey and finished it watching Hook, where to my surprise Maggie Smith plays Wendy. This hat was practically begging to be named Maggie.
I crocheted this hat using Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick…. my absolute favorite super bully yarn. Its soft, light and cozy… just like this hat (see what i did there ?). Perfect for those chilly winter days!
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- Less than 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick & Quick
- 11.5 mm crochet hook
- Large eye needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge : 3.5 stitches x 3 rounds = 2in x 2in
- Finished beanie measures: 8.5 in tall and 9.25 in wide
- Mc: magic circle
- Ch: chain
- Esc: extended single crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- St: stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- BLO: back loop only
- Extended single crochet (esc): insert hook into stitch, yo & pull up loop ( 2 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through both loops
Rnd 1: 6 esc in mc. Join with sl st to top of 1st esc (6)
Rnd 2: ch 1. 2 esc in same st as ch 1, 2 esc in each st around. Join with sl st. (12)
Rnd 3: ch 1. 2 esc in same st as ch 1, esc in next, * 2 esc, esc in next repeat from * around. Join with sl st. (18)
Rnd 4: ch 1, 2 esc in same st as ch 1. Esc in next 2. * 2 esc, esc in next 2, repeat from * around. Join with sl st.(24)
Rnd 5: ch 1, 2 esc in same st as ch 1. Esc in next 3. * 2 esc, esc in next 3 repeat from * around. Join with sl st.
Rnd 6-12: ch 1, esc in same st as ch 1. Esc in each st around. Join with sl st.
Rnd 13-14: ch 1. Working in BLO Sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join with sl st. On last round finish off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Are you a Downton Abbey fan?