Tom Daley prepped for his Met Gala debut by knitting before his red carpet arrival

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Tom Daley attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
Tom Daley prepared for his first Met Gala with a quick knitting session. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty Images
  • British diver and knitting enthusiast Tom Daley made his Met Gala debut on Monday.

  • The Olympic gold medalist shared photos from the event on Instagram, including one of him knitting.

  • Daley was also pictured knitting at the Tokyo Olympics in August.

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Team GB Olympian Tom Daley said he pre-gamed his Met Gala debut with a quick knitting session.

Sharing photographs to both his main Instagram and his dedicated crocheting account on Tuesday, the 27-year-old Olympic diving gold medalist was seen working on a handmade green, yellow, and red item with black detailing.

According to Popsugar, his latest creation is a cardigan inspired by a JW Anderson rainbow one worn by Harry Styles during his NBC performance in February.

In a video posted on his crocheting Instagram account @madewithlovebytomdaley on Tuesday, which has more than 1.4 million followers at the time of writing, Daley appeared to hint that his pre-Met Gala knitwork could have been inspired by Styles as the pop star's hit song "Golden" is heard playing in the background.

Moments into the video, the Olympian says: "Knitting away before the Met Gala, what else would you do?"

Daley's love of knitting in unique places made headlines in August during the Tokyo Games when he was spotted in the stands cheering on Olympians competing in the women's three-meter springboard diving final and working on yet another knitted item.

A few other knitting projects to come out of Daley's time in Tokyo include his Olympic-themed cardigan and a special GB-themed pouch to protect his gold medal.

Thomas Daley of Team Great Britain is seen knitting before the Men's 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Daley was also pictured knitting before the Men's 10m Platform Final at the Tokyo Olympics. Clive Rose/Getty Images

Following his latest knitting session on Monday, the father of one made his way to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts for his Met Gala debut. Wearing a custom Moschino tuxedo designed by Jeremy Scott, which was elevated with leather lacing, he told Vogue Magazine he was "slightly nervous" about attending fashion's biggest night for the first time.

"I had no idea what to expect," he said. "Just to see the sheer amount of influence in that room is so surreal. I was like, 'If everyone in this room actually put their heads together and decided that they wanted to be able to change the world, they probably could.'"

Later in the interview, Daley said that he's considering turning his favorite hobby into "some kind of knitwear range" in the near future.

Representatives for Daley did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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