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Beret Knitting Pattern

Rita Taylor

knit beret

Note: Hat as pictured hat has stockinette on the outside instead of reverse stockinette as instructed.
Knit by Sarah Bradberry.

Materials
About 50 grams DK (if you can find it, an angora DK looks lovely)
4.5 mm (UK 7, US 7) needles
3.25 mm (UK 10, US 3) needles

Tension (Gauge)
5 sts and 6 rows to 1 inch with larger needles

Instructions
Worked in Reverse St st.
With larger needles, CO 5 sts.
Row 1: Purl
Rows 2: Knit, increasing in every st but the last (9 sts)
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Rep Row 2 (17 sts)
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Rep Row 2 (33 sts)
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: (K1, inc in next st) to end (49 sts)
Row 9: Purl
Row 10: (K2, inc in next st) to end (65 sts)
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: Purl
Row 14: (K3, inc in next st) to end (81 sts)
Row 15: Purl
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: Purl
Row 18: (K4, inc in next st) to end (97 sts)
Row 19: Purl
Row 20: Knit
Row 21: Purl
Row 22: (K5, inc in next st) to end (113 sts)
Row 23: Purl
Row 24: Knit
Row 25: Purl
Row 26: (K6, inc in next st) to end (129 sts)
Row 27: Purl
Row 28: Knit
Row 29: Purl
Row 30: (K7, inc in next st) to end (145 sts)

Work 2.5 inches in St st, ending on a purl row.
Next row: (K7, K2tog) to end (129 sts)
Work 2.5 inches in St st, ending on a purl row.
Change to smaller needles and work 1.5 inches K1 P1 rib.
Cast off leaving a long (15 inches) tail for sewing up.

Join seam invisibly then, leaving yarn in sewing up needle, twist it several times like making a twisted cord. Grasp this twisted yarn between finger and thumb about three quarters of an inch from the beret and fold it back to form a spike. Draw the sewing needle back to the wrong side and fasten off tightly.

If the ribbing seems a little loose thread a couple of rows of shirring elastic through the cast off edge and another row a quarter of an inch away.

This is also interesting worked in two colours, especially if you introduce a Colinette type yarn for a couple of rows after every inch or so of main colour.

© Rita Taylor who gives permission for anyone to use it for whatever purpose, but please acknowledge if you make it for sale. Thank you.

Photo ©Sarah Bradberry and used with her permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.