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November - Beret Pattern

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You will need:

9mm knitting needles

1 ball of super chunky yarn

Large blunt needle to sew up

 

You may find helpful: a row counter

 

Method
With 9mm knitting needles and super chunky thickness yarns cast on 40 stitches.

Work the rib.

Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to end of row.

Work row 1: 4 more times.

Row 6: increase row – *(purl 3, purl into the front and then the back of the next stitch) – repeat from * to end of row.  (50 stitches).

 

 

 

To work the ‘up 1’ stitch increase.

 Work to the place where the increase is to be made. Insert the left needle from front to back into the horizontal strand between the two stitches: knit into the loop created

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work the increase shape.

Row 7: *(knit 1, up1, knit 8, up 1, knit 1) work 5 times.  (60 stitches).

Row 8: purl across all stitches.

Row 9: *(knit 1,. up1, knit 10, up 1, knit 1) work 5 times.  (70 stitches).

Row 10: purl across all stitches.

Row 11: *(knit 1, up1, knit 12, up 1, knit 1) work 5 times.  (80 stitches).

Row 12: purl across all stitches.

Work the decrease shaping.

Row 13: *(knit 1, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 10, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 1) work 5 times.  (70 stitches).

Row 14: purl across all stitches.

Row 15: *(knit 1, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 8, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 1) work 5 times.  (60 stitches).

Row 16: purl across all stitches.

Row 17: *(knit 1, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 6, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 1) work 5 times.  (50 stitches).

Row 18: purl across all stitches.

Row 19: *(knit 1, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 4, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 1) work 5 times.  (40 stitches).

Row 20: purl across all stitches.

Row 21: knit 1, *(knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 2) repeat to last 3 stitches, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 1.  (30 stitches).

Row 22: purl across all stitches.

Row 23: *(knit 1, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit 1) work 5 times.  (20 stitches).

Row 24: purl 2 stitches together across all stitches. (10 stitches).

Row 26: knit 2 stitches together across all stitches.  (5 stitches).

Cut yarn leaving about 8” tail, thread the yarn through the remaining stitches, pull tight and secure.  Use the tail to sew up.

 

Take a step further:

  • Experiment with different colour yarn stripes.
  • Add a knitted or crochet flower to the brim.

 

 

 

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