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I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest ...

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Daisy Buchanan Hat

from Brenda Castiel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Daisy Buchanan Hat
Daisy Buchanan Hat
Daisy Buchanan Hat
Daisy Buchanan Hat
Daisy Buchanan Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

The Great Gatsby -- the great American novel. The elegant and pampered Daisy Buchanan is the object of Gatsby's affection.
She would have worn a hat like this one - it's the classic shape of the Jazz Age - the cloche - and the inspiration for this design.
It has a lace crown, in an unfussy, modern, geometric pattern of chevrons; a horizontal golden silk band with a cable design, for glitz and glamour; and a zigzag lace edging in silk to frame the face.
Wear it low over the eyebrows - no one will know whether you're having a bad hair day!
It is stretchy and should fit most adult heads. The brim will come down to the eyebrows, or lower, depending on how you adjust it.

Construction Notes
The cabled strip is worked flat, vertically, and grafted into a circle. Then stitches are picked up along one long edge to work the crown, which is knitted in the round. The lacy zigzag brim is worked vertically as a flat strip, grafted into a circle, then sewn to the other side of the cabled strip.


24 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


  • Fingering weight yarn, 300 yds