Pattern: Delft Tam

Originally published in issue #73 (April, 2017) of Knit Now magazine.

This beret was inspired by a Delft plate. Delftware is a well-known style of pottery from the Netherlands, distinctive for its blue-and-white colours. The beret’s delicate look and use of fingering weight yarn, for a lightweight fabric, makes it perfect for the cool transition between winter and spring.


  • Brim circumference 22"
  • Diameter of flat circular top 26.25" when laid flat

Skills required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Stranded knitting (pattern instructions point to resources)
  • Chart reading
  • Working small circumferences in the round (DPNs, two-circulars, or magic loop technique)
  • Long-tail cast-on (pattern instructions point to resources)

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, as follows:
    • Main colour: approximately 150 yards - model used King Cole "Merino Blend 4 Ply", 100% superwash wool, 204yds/50g, colour #1 White
    • Contrast colour: approximately 25 yards - model used "Merino Blend 4 Ply", colour #926 Petrol
  • Needles:
    • 3.25mm circular needle, 16" long
    • Set of 3.25mm DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • 29 sts and 40 rows to 4" in stranded pattern after blocking

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