Equipoise Beret by Lily M. Chin
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Equipoise Beret

September 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
6.0 mm (J)
276 yards (252 m)
18 (19¼, 20½)" circumference, 11 (12, 13)" across widest point of circle
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

Interweave SKU: EP9137

Crochet a striped beret pattern for a flirty French look. Lily debuted her double-ended crochet floatless colorwork technique in Interweave Crochet’s Winter 2010 Issue. Here it goes to her head with the addition of increasing and decreasing to create remarkable geometry. (Interweave)

Sizes are achieved with a change in gauge and hook size.

Finished Sizes: 18 (19¼, 20½)“ circumference, 11 (12, 13)” across widest point of circle.

Yarn: The Fibre Company Road to China (Kelbourne Woolens) (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% cashmere, 10% camel); 69 yd 63 m/1¾ oz 50 g; CYCA #4): #881 riverstone (A) and #488 moonstone (B), 2 skeins each for all sizes. Note: 3 skeins each if working 2 hats.

Hook Size: H/8 (5 mm) double-ended Tunisian hook and G/6 (4 mm) standard hook for size S, I/9 (5.5 mm) double-ended Tunisian hook and G/7 (4.5 mm) standard hook for size M, J/10 (6 mm) double-ended Tunisian hook and H/8 (5 mm) standard hook for size L. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions: St marker (m); yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 (15, 14) sts and 14 (13, 12) rows = 4” in Tss for size S (M, L).

Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2013

Crochet Me Article Aug 20, 2013