I am a self confessed Beret addict! I can’t get enough of them, bright ones, subtle ones, textured ones, etc etc. I have enough to show and share as my collection has immensely grown call it lockdown boredom with immense need to be occupied . I hope that I will be wearing all of them soon.
If you haven’t made a Beret before, its quiet simple – and the pattern i have written is a beginner friendly pattern which requires you to work in a circle increasing out and then reducing back in.
Before I get started – let me start with the review of the Newly Launched Beanie Yarn from Ganga Acrowools
Yarn – 100 % Acrylic
Weight Worsted Weight
Variegated Colors – a lot of options to choose from
Weight – 100 Grams ball
The yarn is loosely pilled , however holds the shape and structure when worked with it. I literally finished the beret hat in 40 mins with ease
The final verdict of the yarn
|Good Quality Acrylic Yarn|
|Wide Color Options||Currently Variegated only|
|Price – Affordable against the Foreign brands Worsted Weight Yarn @ rs 115 per 100 grams ball|
Its another lovely yarn to be added into your stash in case you are fond of worsted weight yarns ,I think Baby Blankets , Cowls and Hats will be amazing in this yarn.
Now Lets get started with the Hickster Beret Cap Pattern
YOU WILL NEED:
Hook: Size 5mm and 5.5 mm Hook
Yarn: Worsted Weight (100g) I used the New Ganga Beanie variegated yarn – so its a perfect 1 skein project
Others: Tapestry Needles , Scissors , Stitch Markers
Lets start with the Hickster Beret Hat Pattern !
For this pattern for the main part of the hat we will be using a 5.5 mm hook and 5 mm for the ribbing. Rather than using a tension gauge and matching it, you want to use the hook that suits you best to get a close stitch tension for a nice firm shape, so change hook accordingly and then if needed you can adjust your round count to reach the desired size.
Beret are usually 30cm in Diameter designed for a standard adult size , depending on your tension do adjust round accordingly lower no of rounds can also fit a child .
- Chain 2 in the beginning doesn’t count as a stitch
- You can decide if you want a bigger size on round 9 and increase accordingly
CH – chain
Sl St – Slip Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
2DC – 2 Double Crochet in the same stitch
Dc2tog – Double crochet together
Round 1: With I/5.5 mm hook and using a magic ring, ch 2, dc 10 into magic ring, sl st to top of ch 2. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2dc. 2dc around and sl st to top of ch 2. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, dc, 2dc. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2, 2dc, dc 2. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (40 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, dc 3, 2dc. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (50 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, 2dc, dc 4. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (60 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, dc 5, 2dc. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (70 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2, 2dc, dc 6. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (80 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2, dc 7, 2dc. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (90 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc 7. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (80 dc)
Round 11: Ch 2, dc 6, dc2tog. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (70 dc)
Round 12: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc 5. Repeat from * to * and sl st to top of ch 2. (60 dc)
Round 13: Ch 2, dc 60 and sl st to top of ch 2. (60 dc)
For a tighter fitting brim switch to a H/5.0 mm hook
Round 14- 17: Ch 1, sc 60 and sl st to top of ch 2. (60 sc)
Snip and Voila – your beret is ready to flaunt
I hope you liked making the beret ! dont forget to tag #hickster and @naughty_knotz
Do leave a comment in case you like the pattern or have any questions that you need clarification too.
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