Larger Sizes –  18″ – 28 ” chest!!

“An absolute dream to knit” – commented one of the testers!!  She kept stroking it and looking at it as she was knitting as she was so pleased with it.  The entire team loved knitting it and I am super proud of the design!

This pattern contains instructions for a Hoodie to fit 18″ – 28″ chest and the end product is larger as it is a coat.  The finished chest sizes are 2 sizes bigger to allow for clothing underneath so 22″ – 32″.   I cannot stress enough to measure the child you are knitting for as all children are different.  By adjusting length of arms and body it would easily fit older children.  Going by traditional sizing it states this would fit up to 8 years but measure!!!

Max is an Aran Knitting Pattern available to purchase in PDF form for immediate download or to have printed and posted to you (UK only) for a flat fee of £2.95 to cover postage and packaging – so you’re always best ordering a couple of patterns together!


  • PDF downloads are available immediately after purchase and can be printed off on your own printer if you desire; links are valid for 7 days.
  • Printed & Posted patterns are printed in full colour on 120gsm office paper.  Patterns are sent 1st Class Royal Mail delivery in hard-backed envelopes and protective sleeves to ensure they arrive to you in the best possible condition.



“Max” is a stunning Aran knit which I am super proud of.

My Irish roots have inspired my love of the Aran style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations.  Experience is required to knit this pattern.

Wool & yarn recommendation…

I often get asked which wool I use and who my yarn supplier is!  For this knit I have used Stylecraft Special Aran which I selected for its softness, it is very gentle on a baby’s skin.  There are over 88 different shades available through LoveCrafts, who are my preferred yarn and wool supplier.  (Spend over £25 to get free P&P and sign up their newsletter for 15% off your first order!)… I would also recommend Paintbox Aran for this pattern.

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11 reviews for Max

  1. Julie Jones (verified owner)

    My favourite pattern. Love it! Clear easy to follow Stunning

  2. Margaret Holms (verified owner)

    1st time doing Max and definitely won’t be my last.Such a joy to knit

  3. carolhulme (verified owner)

    First of Donna’s patterns I’ve knitted. So easy to follow. Knitted in Jarol baby rambler aran shade 4316.

  4. Barbara Barrett (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. Very easy to follow, but boy did it test my patience!! ( My fault not the pattern)
    The finished product is beautiful. Mama to the little boy who has received it is constantly getting compliments on how beautiful it looks. Another colour is in the making!!

  5. gclegon (verified owner)

    Of all the beautiful patterns on this site, this one is my absolute favourite! You just can’t beat a hoodie, can you?
    Love the design and the generous sizing and the instructions are clear and well laid out
    I’d highly recommend!
    Thanks to everyone involved in bringing us this beautiful piece.

  6. Juliet Rippey (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern to knit, looks more complicated than it is . Very nice to have a pattern with a hood.

  7. Lorraine Long (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. Have knitted 4 times. Such a pleasure to knit with clear concise Instructions. Will definitely be back for more

  8. Nicola Craig (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern easy to follow as long as you don’t become complacent, love the hints and tips section absolutely stunning design

    • admin

      Thank you Nicola xx

  9. Catherine Longman (verified owner)

    Have knitted this 3 times in different sizes and yarns. Instructions are clear and easy to read. Enjoyed knitting them.

    • Annmarie Manson

      Hi Catherine, great pattern, thank you for your review. Annmarie

  10. Alexandra Gordon (verified owner)

    Great pattern, easy instructions to follow, love the result.

    • admin

      Delighted to hear – Donna xx

  11. senga (verified owner)

    This is my go to pattern for a hooded jacket!!clearly written and so easy to follow step by step !it’s a must for your pattern library xx

    • admin

      Thanks Senga xx

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