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Monday, July 1, 2013

Knit Beret Pattern

My favorite type of Winter hat is the Beret; and it is so nice to have one that fits comfortably, is soft and warm, and quick to make.  My camera is packed away at the moment, so I must add photos later; but I wanted to go ahead and record this simple pattern right away...

Super Bulky weight yarn, or a combination of yarns to achieve that weight

Size 15 knitting needles (one pair 16" circular and a set of five double-pointed ones)

I sized mine to fit comfortably over my big head and thick hair, which I usually wear down in the Winter.  The ribbed band of the Beret should measure about 24-25 inches when stretched moderately...

Gauge:  3 stitches = about 1" and 4 rows = about 1"

Pattern is a simple Stockinette stitch (after you finish the initial ribbing, you will then knit throughout)

Round 1 - Cast on 54 on the circular needles and join, placing a marker at the end of the row

Rounds 2 thru 5 - Work in Knit-1 / Purl-1 Rib pattern (four rows total)

Round 6 - Knit

Round 7 - Increase 6 stitches evenly throughout the row... placing an increase stitch on every 9th stitch, you will end up with 60 stitches total

Round 8 - Knit

Round 9 - Increase 12 stitches evenly throughout the row... placing an increase stitch on every 5th stitch, you will end up with 72 stitches total

Round 10 - Knit

Round 11 - Increase 12 stitches again, evenly throughout the row... placing an increase stitch on every 6th stitch, you will end up with 84 stitches total

Round 12 - Knit

Round 13 - Increase 6 stitches again, evenly throughout the row... placing an increase stitch on every 14th stitch, you will end up with 90 stitches total
Rounds 14 thru 19 - Knit (six rows total)

[This is the place to add rows if you need a hat with more depth dimension.  I have sized it to measure at least 9 inches from the crown to the edge of the Beret, but it's okay if it ends up being slightly longer than that.]

Round 20 - Decrease 6 stitches evenly throughout the row... working every 14th & 15th stitch together, you will end up with 84 stitches total
Round 21 - Knit

Round 22 - Decrease 12 stitches evenly throughout the row... working every 6th & 7th stitch together, you will end up with 72 stitches total

Round 23 - Knit

Round 24 - Decrease 12 stitches again, evenly throughout the row... working every 5th & 6th stitch together, you will end up with 60 stitches total

Round 25 - Knit

Round 26 - Decrease 6 stitches again, evenly throughout the row... working every 9th & 10th stitch together, you will end up with 54 stitches total

Round 27 - Knit
Now switching to the double-pointed needles:

Round 28 - Decrease 27 stitches evenly throughout the row... working every two stitches together, you will end up with 27 stitches total

Round 29 - Knit

Round 30 - Decrease 9 stitches evenly throughout the row... working every 2nd & 3rd stitch together, you will end up with 18 stitches

Round 31 - Knit

Round 32 - Decrease 6 stitches evenly throughout the row... working every 2nd & 3rd stitch together, you will end up with 12 stitches

Round 33 - Knit

Round 34 - Decrease 6 stitches again evenly throughout the row... working every two stitches together, you will end up with 6 stitches

Round 35 - Knit

Round 36 - Bind off all six remaining stitches, and draw the thread(s) through all of them to gather up the hole; then knot the thread(s) and weave in the end(s).

Voila!!  Finis.


PS - My own knitted beret pattern produces something which looks similar to this borrowed photo.  Like my own design, this too is a very basic beret in stockinette stitch using bulky weight yarn, with 1/1 ribbing.  Anyway, here is the link to the actual pattern for the one shown here:




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