Lacy Lady Beret by Michelle Krause

Lacy Lady Beret

April 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern worked in the rnd with larger needle after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
151 - 168 yards (138 - 154 m)
regular, slouchier
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This light and airy beret is perfect for spring or fall. It uses the same twelve row lace pattern as the other Lacy Lady patterns and the colours in tonal or slightly variegated yarns are highlighted by the stitch pattern. It is worked in the round from the bottom up.

This is the third pattern in the Lacy Lady Collection. Other patterns include the Lacy Lady Scarf and Lacy Lady Shawlette. Each pattern may be purchased separately or all three may be purchased as an ebook set.

There are two sizes to choose from - regular (fits up to 23” head circumference) or slouchier (fits up to 24” head circumference). In the photos shown here, the green beret is the regular size and the brown beret is the slouchier size.

Blocking is necessary to open the lace pattern and to establish the shape and size of the beret. Go to for a beret blocking tutorial.

Yarn: 151 yd (138 m) / 45 grams (1.6 oz) of sport weight wool or wool blend yarn that can be blocked for the regular size.
168 yd (154 m) / 50 grams (1.8 oz) of sport weight wool or wool blend yarn that can be blocked for the slouchier size.

Skills required: knitting in the round, increasing, knitting lace (k, p, k2tog, yo, RT), blocking a beret.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the lace stitch, abbreviations, notes, and stitch guide. A photo tutorial showing how to work the right twist stitch can be found online at

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