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Downton Daisy's Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Downton Daisy's Hat
Downton Daisy's Hat
Downton Daisy's Hat
Downton Daisy's Hat
Downton Daisy's Hat
Downton Daisy's Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increase, decrease, seed stitch

Pattern Description:

Daisy has become a bit of a meme and her hats have moved up in the world with her. Why not throw another hat (ahem) into the ring?

What we can glean: Daisy's hat is a beret (or tam). It's simple. The yarn looks vintage and the back of it seems to run in completely concentric circles. I've worked at making a reasonable knitted facsimile (of what could well be a crocheted original) using a comfy, stretchy finished edge, a differently patterned brim to frame your sweet face, and a jogless, clearly circled back.

Note: Though knit at exactly the same gauge, the Pediboo yarn is slipperier and made a slouchier/heavier hat than the Nature Spun. The drapiness of the bamboo definitely affected the final product.


4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in seed stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • adult female head (20-22in)


  • US 2 - 2.75 mm, US 4 - 3.5 mm

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport; Frog Tree Pediboo

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