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Home : Patterns : Oversized Beret
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Oversized Beret

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 70052A
Rating: **1.8 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 20 in. (51 cm). Beret will stretch to fit a wide range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
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Oversized Beret

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

10 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Double Knit with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

K1, p1 Rib
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.

Double Knit
Note:
Double Knit fabric will look the same on both sides.
Row 1 (WS): *Sl 1 with yarn in front, k1; rep from *, end sl 1 with yarn in front.
Row 2 (RS): *K1, sl 1 with yarn in front; rep from *, end k1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Double Knit.


BERET

Band
With smaller needles cast on 41 sts.
Work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.
Increase Row: K1, *yarn over, k1; rep from * 40 times – 81 sts.
Change to larger needles.
Work in Double Knit until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg. In last row, place marker after 3rd, 23rd, 43rd and 63rd sts.
Decrease Row (RS): *Work in Double Knit to next marker, sl marker, p3 tog; rep from * 3 more times, work in pattern to end of row -- 73 sts.
Next 3 Rows: Work even in Double Knit.
Rep last 4 rows 7 times – 17 sts.
Last Row: K2 tog across to last st, k1. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end through rem 9 sts on needle, pull tightly tog and knot .

FINISHING
Sew back seam. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: **1.8 (based on 9 reviews)
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Oversized Beret Reviewed by Lydia MacKenzie on 2013-02-11 ***
I agree that this pattern started going wrong with the decrease rows. I am nearly finished knitting it, and it clearly is not going to sew up properly because the directions end up with the decerases only being taken on one side. After the first decrease row, the directions state "Next 3 rows: work even in double knit." This in not clear and causes all the increases to occur on the same side. The end result is asymmetrical and lopsided.

Overall, the band and the double knit stitch look nice, but the decreases should be taken evenly on alternating sides to create a finished piece that is symmetical for sewing.


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