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Knitted Beret




Knitted Beret
This stylish beret is knitted using a combination of circular and double pointed needles – space-dyed yarn creates the striped effect shown here.

Skill Level: Easy


    CO-cast on; k-knit; p-purl; pm-place marker; rep-repeat; rnd(s)-round(s); st(s)-stitch(es)


    One size: to fit adult woman 22-23" (56-58 cm) head circumference

Materials Needed:


    20 sts & 28 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Stitches:

    M1: With the left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back; knit the lifted loop through the back loop to twist the stitch—1 st increased.

    Ssk: Slip the next two stitches, one at a time, as if to knit; insert the LH needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together—1 st decreased.


    With circular needle, CO 88 sts. Pm and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.
    Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
    Rnd 9: Knit.
    Rnd 10: *K2, M1; rep from * around—132 sts.
    Work even in stockinette st (knit every rnd) until piece measures 5" (13 cm) from cast-on edge, or desired length. Note: Additional length creates additional "slouch".
    Next rnd: *K11, pm; rep from * around.
    Decrease rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker; rep from * around—12 sts decreased.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Rep the previous two rnds, switching to double-point needles when necessary, until 11 sts remain.
    Next rnd: (Ssk) 5 times, k1—6 sts.
    Cut yarn leaving 12" (30.5 cm) tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle and through remaining sts. Pull tight to close and fasten off securely. Weave in all ends.

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