Running Strong - A Marathoner's Hat

from Lisa McFetridge

Running Strong - A Marathoner's Hat Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

The Boston Marathon is forever changed, but many of the changes will make it stronger. This hat is dedicated to all marathoners, from Boston to New York to London, who are now all running for each other, as one. They are all RUNNING STRONG and each one deserves to be crowned with the Laurel Wreath of the Champion. Inspired by Dr. David King, a surgeon who ran the marathon, then ran to the hospital to treat the injured. This cap gives the wreath to all who wear it.

Choose between a close fitting Skull Cap or a taller Slouchy Hat, the difference is in the decrease. Just be sure to work the decrease section for the height hat desired. Skull Cap is pictured in photo.

One dollar from the sale of each hat pattern will go to a fund for a permanent memorial for the marathon victims of 4/15/13.

Cascade 220 Worsted (Wool; 220 yards/100g) or
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/50g or
Any light worsted yarn in Blue (MC), Yellow (CC1), Gold (CC2), & Bright Neon Green (CC3)
or choose your own colors!

MC: 100 yds for Skull Cap; 120 yds for Slouchy Hat
CC1: 40 yds for both sizes (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top)
CC2: 40 yds for both sizes (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top)
CC3: 40 yds for both sizes (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top)

Needles:?US 7 (4.5mm) 24" circ needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Same size DPNs as above for decreasing
Seam Needle?Stitch Markers
Size G Crochet hook (used for optional Fairy Pull only)

22 st x 24 rows = 4" in stranded St st, blocked in Worsted Wt.
23 st x 26 rows = 4" in stranded St st blocked in DK Wt.
24 st x 28 rows = 4" in stranded St st blocked in Sport Wt.

Finished Measurements:
Height: approx 8 ins for Skull Cap, 10.5 ins for Slourchy Hat (worsted weight)
Circumference: approximately 21 ins around hat opening after blocking (worsted weight)


22 sts x 24 rows = 4 ins blocked


  • 220 yd light worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • seam needle
  • stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

cascade 220 or knit picks wool of the andes worsted


blue, neon green, yellow, gold

About Designer

About Designer

LisaMcFetridge on

Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy
and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life!

Lisa will be the knitting instructor on the Cruise One Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014.

Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing ...

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