Downton Hat Tutorial

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Many thanks to Annie of for allowing us to do a tutorial on this pattern! Be sure to check out Annie’s other designs.

Differences between the written pattern and the video tutorial: Summary – The pattern has you purling the brim and knitting the hat inside-out, the tutorial has you knitting the brim and working the hat right-side-out. The double moss stitch is worked the same in both methods. Details: In the section of the pattern titled “Sides, knitted in the round”, the pattern tells you to pick up and purl. In the tutorial, I show you how to work this by picking up and knitting. Also, in the section titled “Brim, knitted in the round”, the pattern tells you to purl two rounds and continue purling for 30 (or more) rounds. In the tutorial, I show how to work these knitted.

Links to things you’ll see in the video:

The sweater I’m wearing is Harvest Moon, knit with Berroco Blackstone Tweed in color “Wintry Mix”.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Zippered Letterman’s Jacket, pattern + video tutorial.

The yarn I used in my finished cap (it’s dark, but it’s an eggplant purple top with a black brim) is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, in colors Eggplant and Pitch Black.

The bamboo pins I use to check gauge can be found here.

The green row counter I use can be found here.

The bulky red yarn I used in the sample is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.

The orange and green bulky yarns I used is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

54 comments on “Downton Hat Tutorial

  1. I thought I had posted this already but I’m not seeing it appear so I’m trying again. I have a question about the pattern that I cannot find an answer to. She calls for “Requires just 100g to 150g of woollen double knit yarn.” Does she mean knit using 2 strands of yarn? I’m just not familiar with the term “double knit”.

    Also, while knitting up a gauge swatch, I’m having difficulty telling the wrong side from the right side. Both sides look identical to me. Is there a trick in knowing which side you are on?

    Thanks so much!

  2. Peggy – “double knit” is usually called “DK” weight yarn. You can find a yarn names conversion chart here:

    The stitch looks the same on both sides. You can keep track of right-side vs wrong-side by counting rows, or attaching a clip marker to the right-side, when you’re working an odd-numbered row.

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