Beads on Beret by Lindsey Stephens

Beads on Beret

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
205 yards (187 m)
one size
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To bead, or not to bead? That is the question with this versatile, slouchy beret! Including options for both versions, this pattern appeals to the modern chic and glamorous alike. Without beads, the deep texture of the diagonal patterning comes to life, mimicking small cables (but don’t worry, it’s just knit and purl)! Those who wish to add beads may do so as they go through the use of a small crochet hook, allowing you to be as impulsive as you desire regarding their placement. Mix up the bead placement to create something uniquely yours, or showcase a beautiful rustic yarn on the bead-free variation!

Instructions provided for make one and make one purlwise stitches as well as how to add beads.


Skill Level

Finished Measurements
Approximately 31 inches in circumference and 19 inch brim circumference, unstretched.

205 yards of sock weight yarn

Samples made in Holiday Yarns Flock Sock 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon (3.5 oz 100 g, 400 yd 366 m) per skein: 1 skein each of Black Cherry and Morgan Le Faye

US size 5 (3.75 mm) double point needles or circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

US size 2.5 (3 mm) double point needles or circular knitting needles for ribbing

4 stitch markers

53g size 6/0 seed beads (optional – see Pattern Notes)

Size 14 (0.5 mm) steel crochet hook (optional – see Pattern Notes)