Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Beret
Lion Brand® Glitterspun®
Pattern Number: 50617

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Circumference 18 (20, 21) inches [45.5 (51, 53.5) cm] Read directions carefully! Small size beret ends after 16 rounds; Medium after 18 rounds; Large after 22 rounds.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 2, 2008)
Rnd 13 (Size L only) Ch 6, (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-space, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center of dc cluster, ch 1; repeat from * around - 96 (dc, ch 3, dc) Rnd 12 (Size S only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 1, (3 sc in ch-space, sc in space between next 2 dc) around - 96 sts. Rnd 12 (17, 19) (Sizes M and L only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 1, (3 sc in ch-space, sc in Puff St) around - 96 (96, 192) sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

990-135 Glitterspun Yarn: Bronze Sparkling coppery bronze
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
16 dc + 12 rows = 4 inches [10 cm]. 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Beg Puff St Ch 3, (yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1.



Puff St (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1.



sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



BERET

Note Join with slip st in first st of each rnd.



Ch 3.

Join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring.



Rnd 2 Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around - 12 dc.



Rnd 3 Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around - 24 dc.



Rnd 4 Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around - 36 dc.



Rnd 5 Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts) around - 12 ch-spaces.



Rnd 6 Slip st into ch-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-space, ch 1, skip next st, (5 dc in next ch-space, ch 1, skip next st) around.



Rnd 7 Beg Puff St in 5 dc, *ch 3, dc in ch1-space, ch 3, Puff St; repeat from * around, ch 3, dc in ch1-space, ch 3; join with slip st in top of Beg Puff St - 12 Puff Sts.



Rnd 8 Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc in center of ch3-space, ch 4, dc in center of next ch3-space, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in top of Puff St, ch 1; repeat from * around to top of last Puff St, (dc, ch 3) in last Puff St; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4.



Rnd 9 (Size S only) Slip st to first ch4-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch4-space, (5 dc in next ch3-space, 5 dc in next ch4-space) around - 24 5dc clusters.



Rnd 9 (Sizes M and L) Slip st to first ch4-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-4space, ch 1, (5 dc in next ch3-space, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch4-space, ch 1) around - 24 5dc clusters and 24 ch1-spaces.



Rnd 10 (Sizes M and L only) Beg Puff St, ch 2, dc in next ch1-space, ch 2, (Puff St, ch 2, dc in next ch1-space, ch 2) around - 24 Puff Sts.



Rnd 11 (Sizes M and L only) Ch 6, (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in top of next Puff St, ch 1; repeat from * around - 48 (dc, ch 3, dc).



Rnd 12 (Size M only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-space, (5 dc in next ch-space) around - 48 5dc clusters.



Rnd 12 (Size L only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-space, ch 1, (5 dc in next ch-space, ch 1) around - 48 5dc clusters and 48 ch1-spaces.



Rnd 13 (Size L only)Ch 6, (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-space, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center of dc cluster, ch 1; repeat from * around - 96 (dc, ch 3, dc).



Rnd 14 (Size L only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-space, (5 dc in next ch-space) around - 96 5dc clusters.



Rnd 10 (13, 15) Working in back loops only, Beg Puff St, ch 3, (Puff St, ch 3) around - 24 (48, 96) Puff Sts.



Rnd 11 (14, 16) Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in top of each Puff St around.



Rnd (15, 17) (Sizes M and L only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-space, (skip next ch-space, 5 dc in next ch-space) around - (24, 48) 5dc clusters.



Rnd (16, 18) (Sizes M and L only) Beg Puff St, ch 3, (Puff St, ch 3) around - (24, 48) Puff Sts.



Rnd 12 (Size S only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 1, (3 sc in ch-space, sc in space between next 2 dc) around - 96 sts.



Rnd (17, 19) (Sizes M and L only) Slip st to ch-space, ch 1, (3 sc in ch-space, sc in Puff St) around - (96, 192) sts.



Rnd 13 (-, 20) (Sizes S and L only) Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) around - 72 (96, 144) sts.



Rnd 21 (Size L only) Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next st) around - 96 sts.



Rnd (18, 22) (Sizes M and L only) Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next (4, 6) sts; repeat from * around - (80, 84) sts.



Rnds 14-16 (Size S only) Ch 1, sc in each st around - 72 sts.



Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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