Daisy Delight Hat by DROPS Design

Knitted hat for children in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Lima. The piece is worked in the round, bottom up with garter stitch and stocking stitch. Sizes 3-12 years.

Tags: hats, headwear,
DROPS Design: Pattern no me-056-bn
Yarn group B

3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Fits head size: 50/52-52/53-53/54-54/55-55/56 cm

DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100-100-100 g colour 34, heather

Or use:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100-100-100 g colour 6273, cerise

22 stitches in width and 30 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.


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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.



DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 108 stitches) and divide by number of decreases to be made (e.g. 8) = 13.5. 
In this example decrease by knitting each 13th and 14th stitch together.




The hat is worked in the round with short circular needle; change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Cast on 92-96-100-104-108 stitches with Merino or Lima and circular needle size 3.5 mm. Knit 2 rounds in stocking stitch. Work rib with knit 2, purl 2 until the piece measures 2 cm. Then work textured pattern as follows: * Work 2 rounds stocking stitch, purl 1 round *, work from *-* until the piece measures 15-16-16-17-18 cm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! On the next round work stocking stitch and decrease 4-0-4-8-12 stitches evenly spaced – READ DECREASE TIP-1 = 88-96-96-96-96 stitches. Insert 8 marker threads in the piece with 11-12-12-12-12 stitches between each one. Work the rest of the hat in stocking stitch and start to decrease on this round; decrease 1 stitch after each marker thread by knitting 2 stitches together. Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 6-7-7-7-7 times and then every round a total of 3-3-3-3-3 times = 16 stitches. On the next round knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 8 stitches.
Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well. The hat measures approx. 20-21-21-22-23 cm from the top down. 

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 21.08.2019
Edited number of stitches decreased in all sizes.

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS Children 34-6) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (12)

Gosia 25.09.2020 - 13:45:

Witam, chaciałabym swoje prace zamieścić na stronie, proszę podpowiedzieć jak mam to zrobić, dziękuję i pozdrawiam

DROPS Design 25.09.2020 kl. 17:39:

Witaj Gosiu! W zakładce BEZPŁATNE WZORY jest 'dropsfan gallery'. Tam trzeba kliknąć i dalej wejść w formularz za pomocą linku TAKŻE PRZEŚLIJ NAM LINK DO SWOJEJ STRONY (może być to link do zdjęcia zamieszczonego przez ciebie na facebooku, pintereście, instagramie, etc.). Nie możemy się już doczekać :) Pozdrawiamy!

Gosia 25.08.2020 - 21:44:

Witam, chciałabym zrobić do kompletu szaliczek w rozmiarze 3/4 lata, proszę o podanie ile muszę zakupić włóczki i proszę o jakiś orientacyjny rozmiar, nie mam możliwości miary na wnusi, pozdrawiam i dziękuję.

DROPS Design 26.08.2020 kl. 18:23:

Witaj Gosiu! Potrzebujesz jakieś 2-3 motków włóczki. Co do rozmiaru szaliczka zobacz np. wzór 23-5 na naszej stronie. Pozdrawiamy!

Manu 30.04.2020 - 13:19:

Lieben Dank für die Antwort. Ich würde Ihnen gerne ein Foto senden um sicher zu gehen, dass nur noch glatt rechts gestrickt wird, ist dies möglich? Oder gibt es ein Foto „von oben“ der Mütze?

DROPS Design 30.04.2020 kl. 14:46:

Liebe Manu, so wird die Mütze geschrieben = die letzten cm werden glatt rechts gestrickt (siehe Norwegishe Anleitung) - Weitere Fotos von der Mütze haben wir keine. Wenn Sie aber lieber garter stitch/Muster stricken möchten, dürfen Sie auch gerne, einfach das Muster und die Abnahmen so in der Höhe anpassen. Ihr DROPS Laden kann Ihnen sicher damit weiterhelfen - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Manu 29.04.2020 - 20:31:

Liebes Team, ist es richtig, dass ich ab der Abnahme oben nur noch rechts stricke und nicht mehr in Krausrippe? Schaut etwas komisch aus. Lieben Dank für eine Antwort!

DROPS Design 30.04.2020 kl. 10:09:

Liebe Manu, ja genau, so wird diese Mütze geschrieben. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sara Metti 05.12.2019 - 23:01:

Salve,sto lavorando il modello taglia 5/6, non capisco se c'è un errore dove dice arrivati a 16 cm di calare 2 maglie, si dovrebbe passare da 96 a 94 invece sono segnate sempre 96 maglie. bisogna calarle o no quelle 2 maglie? se restano 96 sono divisibili per 12 come richiesto al passaggio successivo... grazie mille

DROPS Design 06.12.2019 kl. 10:06:

Buongiorno Sara. Abbiamo corretto il numero delle diminuzioni da fare, a seconda della taglia. Nella sua taglia, non ci sono diminuzioni, quindi il numero delle maglie rimane a 96. La ringraziamo per la segnalazione. Buon lavoro!

Małgorzata 03.11.2019 - 22:31:

Nie jestem zadowolona z tego wzoru. Jest błąd we wzorze, co zostało zauważone w innym komentarzu. Poza tym we wzorze jest napisane, żeby przerobić dwa okrążenia na samym początku jersejem. Przez to brzeg się wywija a włóczka Merino Extra Fine zawsze się mechaci, więc efekt jest słaby.

DROPS Design 07.06.2020 kl. 17:19:

Witaj Małgosiu! Przepraszam za tak późną odpowiedź. Jeśli będziesz w przyszłości miała pytania, proszę zaznacz w formularzu PYTANIE, a nie KOMENTARZ, wtedy szybciej odpowiemy. Co do początku wzoru, to wywija się, ale możesz od razu wykonać ściągacz jeśli tak bardziej ci się podoba. Mechacenie włóczki - naturalne włókna mają to do siebie, ważne, aby dobrze prać ubrania zgodnie z zaleceniami dla danej włóczki. Proszę też o informację o jaki błąd chodzi. Pozdrawiamy! A propos, czy już zagłosowałaś na nową kolekcję DROPS Jesień/Zima, zapraszamy serdecznie!

REINE MARIE 27.10.2019 - 09:32:


DROPS Design 04.11.2019 kl. 12:25:

Bonjour Reine Marie, vous pouvez serrer légèrement plus la 1ère maille du début du tour, juste assez pour "remonter" la fin du tour en mailles envers à la hauteur du début du tour. Bon tricot!

Natalia 06.10.2019 - 13:36:

W opisie na 5/6 lat jest chyba błąd. Jest nabrać 96 oczek na początku robótki a potem po redukcji 2 oczek jest ciągle 96 oczek. Czy nie powinno być 98 oczek na rozpoczęcie?

DROPS Design 07.10.2019 kl. 08:37:

Witaj Natalio. Na rozpoczęcie musi być liczba oczek podzielna przez 4 (aby ściągacz wypadał poprawnie). Wkrótce pojawi się korekta do wzoru, tym bardziej, że brakuje też liczby zamykanych oczek w jednym rozmiarze. Dziękujemy za zgłoszenie. Pozdrawiamy!

Julita 09.09.2019 - 09:32:

Super wzór Udało mi się zrobić świetną czapkę dla córki Dziękuję

Tina Norrlin 04.08.2019 - 20:14:

Det verkar inte stämma med minskningarna. Jag stickar minsta storleken - har alltså 92 m. Jag ska minska 0 m innan jag börjar med minskningarna. Då har jag 92 m kvar men det står att det ska vara 96 m kvar.

DROPS Design 09.08.2019 kl. 13:23:

Hej Tina, det stemmer, i den mindste størrelse tager du 4 masker ud for at få 96 masker. God fornøjelse!

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