Here’s a free knitted beret pattern from Stranded In Oz. Please, be kind — feel free to link with this page or copy the file for you personal use. Thanks!
This beret is inspired by Eric Corbin’s penchant for knitting berets in Stranded In Oz yarn. I’ve made several and I’m not done yet!
You String Me Right Round
A Simple Beret
by Melissa Deutsch Scott
Stranded In Oz
Yarn: Stranded In Oz Hand-Painted 8 ply wool (shown above) or 10 ply wool, 1 cone of SWTC String Me Along. Needles: 8 ply use 4.00mm (10 ply use 5.00mm) dpns and 40/cm/16” or 50cm/20” circular knitting needles.
Sizes: Using 8 ply wool, you’ll get a girl’s size or small adult beret. Using 10ply, you’ll get a slouchier, larger adult sized- beret. If you prefer a different size, add or subtract 8 sts to your cast on.
With circular needle, cast on 88 sts with wool only. Place marker and join for circular knitting. Work in k2, p2 rib for 2.5cm/1″ or ribbing length to suit.
Increase Round (doubling your number of sts): *k1, inc*; repeat from * to * to end (176 sts). Using wool AND your String Me Along, knit 1 round. If you’d like a larger edge around the base, knit a few more rounds before beginning your decreases.
Decrease Setup Round: *Knit 20, k2tog, place marker*; repeat from * to * to end (8 sts decreased). Knit 1 rnd.
Round 1: *knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker*; repeat from * to * to end. Round 2: knit.
Work Rnds 1 and 2 until 8 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving ends for weaving in. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and thread yarn ends through remaining 8 loops. Pull to close top gap. Weave in ends. Block if desired.
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