Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Daisy Stitch Hat Pattern

Here is the pattern for the other hat I posted pictures of last week. Let's call it My Head is Swirling.

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Note: (or warning, depending on how you feel about knitting hats flat!)

This hat is knit flat then seamed up the back.

Also, disclaimer: I am not claiming this to be award winning pattern writing, just offering my notes at the request of some of your knitters.  Enjoy!

Yarn: Quince & Co. Puffin (100% wool, 112 yards, 100 gms) honey, 1 skein

(37 amazing colors available here, $8.50)

Needles: 10.5

Supplies: tapestry needle

Cast on 73 sts, leaving a long enough tail for seaming the hat once you're finished.

(RS) K1, * p1, k1; repeat from * end of row.

(WS) P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat these 2 rows 4 times, or until brim is desired length, ending with a WS row.

Note: DS is daisy stitch: p3tog, but don't let the 3 sts fall from the left hand needle, wind yarn around right hand needle over top and back to front again, then p the 3 sts together again and let fall from the needle.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: k1, * work DS over next 3 sts, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K1, P1, k1, *work DS over next 3 sts, k1; repeat from * to end, p1, k1.

Continue working these 4 rows until hat measures 8" or desired length, ending with row 4.

(RS) Knit

(WS) * p2tog, slip this st back to left hand needle, p3tog; repeat from * to end of row, p1 (19 sts)

(RS) Knit

(WS) * P2tog; repeat from *  to end of row, p1 (10 sts)

(RS) K2tog through the back loop to end. (5 sts)

Break yarn and pull tight through remaining sts.  Starting from the brim, use the mattress st to seam your hat.  Weave in ends.  Block.

(Note: google mattress st to find tutorials if you haven't seamed this way before)