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!