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Blueberry Beret

Designed by Erin Elkins





Blueberry Beret

The swirling pattern will keep you entertained as you crochet this stylish beret. The button on the band adds a hip touch.

ABBREVIATIONS

blo = back loop only; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together; RS = right side; sl = slip; st = stitch; sts = stitches; rnd = round

MATERIALS

Size G/4.25 Boye® 6" Crochet Hook Size B
3 Skeins (260 yards total) Worsted Weight Yarn
1" Button or Jewelry Trim

GAUGE

16 dc and 10 rows = 4" Save time by checking your gauge. Adjust hook size to achieve specified gauge.

DIRECTIONS

Ch 7, join with sl st to form a ring (or skip this step 
and begin with Magic or Adjustable Ring method).

Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as first dc), dc into ring. * ch 2, 
dc in ring, repeat from * 6 more times, ch 2, join with
 sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch of this round (start of 
9 dc sections).
Rnd 2:Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc into same space, * ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, ending 
ch 3, join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch of this round.
Rnd 3: Sl st to center of next chain space, * ch 7, sc in next chain space, repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: Sl st into next chain space, ch 3, 4 dc into same space, * ch 3, 5 dc in next chain space, repeat from * around, ending ch 3, join.
Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next two dc * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 4 dc in next chain space, 1 dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * around, ending in ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 4 dc in next chain space, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 6, * 4 dc in next chain space, 1 dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, repeat from * around ending with 4 dc in next chain space, 1 dc in next 4 dc, join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch of this round.
Rnd 7: St st into next chain space, ch 3, 3 dc into same space, * 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 4 dc in next chain space, repeat from * around, ending 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, join.
Rnd 8: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 8 dc, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 4 dc in next chain space, 1 dc in next 9 dc, repeat from * around, ending ch 3, 4 dc in next chain space, join.
Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 6 dc, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 4 dc in next chain space, 1 dc in next 11 dc, repeat from * around, ending skip next 2 dc, 4 dc in next chain space, 1 dc in next 4 dc, join.
Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 3 dc, * ch 3, dc in next chain space, ch 3, 1 dc in next 13 dc, repeat from * around, ending ch 3, dc in next chain space, ch 3, 1 dc in next 8 dc, join.
Rnd 11: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 dc, * 3 dc in next chain space, 3 dc in next chain space, dc in next 13 dc, repeat from * around, ending 3 dc in next chain space, 3 dc in next chain space, dc in next 8 dc, join. (170 dc, including beginning ch 3)
Rnd 12: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 dc, * dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, repeat from * around, ending 2 dc, join. (142 dc)
Rnd 13-14: Work even in double crochet.
Rnd 15: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from around, ending dc 2, join. (114 dc)
Rnd 16-17: Work even in double crochet. Round 18: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, 
* dc2 tog, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around, join. (86 dc)
Rnd 19-20: Work even in double crochet.
Rnd 21: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 dc, * dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, repeat from * around, ending dc 2. (72 dc) The body of the hat is now complete.

BAND INSTRUCTIONS

Ch 9. Working with these ch sts only, sc blo in 2nd ch from hook, sc blo 7 sts across. (8 sc) On body of hat, skip one dc and sl st to brim with RS facing.
Turn. Sc blo 8 sts across
Ch 1, sc blo 8 sts across.
Skip one dc on body of hat and sl st to next dc. Continue in this manner until all dcs on body of hat have been attached with sl st to band (72 rows). Do not join to original ch 8.
Work 8 more rows in sc blo. (8 sts)
Break yarn. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Stitch button (non-functioning) to center of 8 rows last worked, and tack down to band.
Level of Difficulty: Easy



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