Champs-Élysées Beret by Linda Wilgus
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Champs-Élysées Beret

September 2009
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
274 yards (251 m)
One Size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Though berets were popular in the 1940s and 1950s, it wasn’t until the 1960s that they became especially sought-after. One look at a picture of Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, or Faye Dunaway sporting a beret tells one why: It adds instant chic to any outfit.

This knit version of this classic piece features a cabled brim that is knit vertically and sewn together to create a ring. Pick up stitches along one side and knit from there in an easy lace pattern to the crown of the hat. Knit in a bulky-weight yarn, this beret knits up quickly, while the cable and lace pattern keep the knitting interesting. If you use wool, this toasty beret will definitely keep your head warm!