Circle Beret by Sybil R
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Circle Beret

by Sybil R
Knitting
November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 137 yards (110 - 125 m)
This pattern is available for free.

In my part of the world it’s getting colder and colder each day. When I leave the house early in the morning, a hat is just what I need to keep warm. If you feel the same, you can knit yourself this easy circle beret. It is started at the crown and increases in circles - just like the Circle Mitts I published a few years ago. Once it is wide enough you decrease and end with a few rows of ribbing. The beginning may be a bit fiddly, but basically this pattern is suited for beginners and is a lovely showcase for selfstriping yarn. Besides knit and purl stitch you need to be able to do mk1-increases and a basic decrease (e.g. ssk).

There are two versions of the pattern text.

  • A shorter version, that is written in a general way to fit different sized heads and different weight yarn.

  • And a longer one exactly to the size, yarn (Aran weight) and gauge that I knitted. The longer version can also be used to get an idea of how the pattern works, e.g. to get you started.