Delft Beret by Kathleen Sperling

Delft Beret

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded pattern after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
175 yards (160 m)
One size: brim circumference 22", diameter of flat circular top 26.25" when laid flat
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This beret was inspired by a Delft plate. Delftware is a well-known style of pottery from the Netherlands, distinctive for its blue-and-white colours. The beret’s delicate look and use of fingering weight yarn, for a lightweight fabric, makes it perfect for the cool transition between winter and spring.

Skills Required

  • knitting, purling
  • increasing, decreasing
  • stranded knitting (pattern instructions point to resources)
  • chart reading
  • working small circumferences in the round (DPNs, two-circulars, or magic loop technique)
  • long-tail cast-on (pattern instructions point to resources)

Yarn Requirements

  • main colour (white in sample shown): approximately 150 yards
  • contrast colour (blue in sample shown): approximately 25 yards

Other Materials Needed

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends