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Knitted Beret
Lion Brand® Imagine (Old)
Pattern Number: kim-beret Note: This product is discontinued; the pattern is provided as a courtesy to those who may still have yarn.

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)

MATERIALS

780-099 Imagine Yarn: Fisherman (discontinued) Natural cream
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.99

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 7
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needles or size to needed obtain gauge
GAUGE:
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BERET
Brim
With circular needles, cast on 80 sts.

Mark beg of rnd and join.

Work circularly in k 1, p 1 rib for 1 1/4".


Inc Rnd (K 1, k into front and back of st) around - 120 sts.
Continue to knit all sts until piece measures 4 1/4" from beg.

Place 5 more markers evenly spaced around.

Crown
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.

Topknot
(K2tog, k 1) twice - 4 sts.

Place sts on one needle.

*Slide work to other
end of needle, k 4.
Repeat from * until 3 1/4" long, cut yarn, draw through rem sts.

Finishing
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.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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