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Home : Patterns : Knitted Beret

Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Beret

Lion Brand® Imagine (Old)
Pattern #: kim-beret
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
9 inches in diameter (blocked) fits an average adult head (21-23 inches)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 3, 2002)

Gauge instructions should read: GAUGE 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm in St st (k every rnd).;
Inc Rnd should read  Inc Rnd (k1, k into front and back of st) around -- 120 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)
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*Imagine (Old) (Article #780). 80% acrylic, 20% mohair; package size: Solids 2.5 oz/70g (222 yd/202m) balls Multi-colors 2 oz./56 gm (179 yd/163m) balls

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Knitted Beret

Lion Brand® Imagine (Old)


18 sts + 24  rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k every rnd). 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


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

With circular needles, cast on 80 sts. Mark beg of rnd and join. Work circularly in k 1, p 1 rib for 1˝". 
Inc Rnd
(K 1, k into front and back of st) around - 120 sts.
Continue to knit all sts until piece measures 4˝" from beg. Place 5 more markers evenly spaced around.

Dec rnd
(Ssk, work to marker, slip marker) 6 times. Work 1 rnd even.
Repeat last 2 rnds until 48 sts remain (switch to dpns when work is too small
for circular needles). Repeat decrease row every row until 6 sts remain.

(K2tog, k 1) twice - 4 sts. Place sts on one needle. *Slide work to other
end of needle, k 4.
Repeat from * until 3˝" long, cut yarn, draw through rem sts.

Tie topknot with an overhand knot. Tack end in place to underside of knot. Pull beret over 9" dinner plate. Lightly damp, allow to dry thoroughly. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Knitted Beret Reviewed by LORI DEVLIN on 2010-03-28 ****
This pattern is good but needs more clarity for beginning knitters. I was confused the first time I tried the decreases. The way the decrease is written (the part in parentheses) I thought it meant you Slip Slip Knit EACH stitch all the way around, not Slip, Slip Knit ONE set of stitches ONLY at every marker. I finally asked for help translating the pattern so I could understand it from an experienced knitter.

Also, I highly suggest beginning knitters have an experienced knitter who they can get help from on how to read and interpret knitting patterns. Most writers make the assumption you know how to read and interpret not just the abbreviations, but all the nuances in knitting patterns too.

Here is how I would re-write the decrease row:

Decrease Row. (Ssk) every other row in six spots evenly placed until there are 8 stitches in every section between the stitch markers (knit the other rows in between plain). Then, repeat the decrease row every row until there are 6 stitches left on the needles total.

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