30 January 2012

angora beret knitting pattern

Happy Monday, dearies.
As promised, here is the pattern for the knitted beret I offered to one lucky reader last week. The yarn I used is so luxuriously soft and beautiful to work with, but any dk weight yarn will do!
 To knit a beret you will need:
50g ball Sublime Angora Merino in shade 0047 or another dk weight yarn, 3 1/4mm and 4mm knitting needles, a wool needle and scissors.

Notes:
-I have used UK terminology for this pattern (you can head over to my knitting page for US conversions).
-The hat measures approx 19in around the band (and stretches to fit an average-sized lady's head).
-Gauge: in stocking stitch, using size 4mm needles - 22 sts and 28 rows = 4in.

Instructions:
1: With 3 1/4mm needles, CO 99 sts.
2: Brim: work 15 rows in garter st. Switch to 4mm needles.
3: Increasing:
*k3, m1, k4, m1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Work 11 rows in st st.
*k9, m1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Work 13 rows in st st.
4: Decresing:
*k8, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (127 sts).
Work 7 rows in st st.
*k7, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (113 sts).
Work 3 rows in st st. 
*k6, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (99 sts).
Work 3 rows in st st.
*k5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (85 sts).
Work 3 rows in st st.
*k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (71 sts).
Work 1 row in st st.
*k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (57 sts).
Work 1 row in st st.
*k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (43 sts).
Work 1 row in st st. 
*k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (29 sts).
p1, *p2tog, rep from * to end (15 sts).
5: Break yarn. Using wool needle draw yarn through rem sts and fasten off.
6: Join back seam and weave in ends.
7: Bow:
With 3 1/4mm needles, CO 20 sts.
Work 17 rows in garter st.
Cast off all sts.
Break yarn and weave in ends.
8: Bow centre:
With 3 1/4mm needles, CO 4 sts.
Work 10 rows in st st.
Using wool needle, sew ends together.
Thread bow through loop.
Attach to brim of hat in a position that pleases you :)
Edit: For me, this project used just under 1 skein of the suggested yarn, however feedback from one person suggests the hat requires just over 1 skein. So please be aware of that! And remember to check your tension :)

4 comments:

Andrina said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for posting :-)

Kath said...

It's lovely, got some red that will be perfect for this!

Chelsea said...

This turned out great. I have a bunch of colors I'd like to use and make a few of these! Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey said...

I have just finished knitting this hat in a red yarn that had sequins attached to it.
This is a great pattern, thank you.

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