Pecan Pie Beret by Nancy Marchant
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Pecan Pie Beret

September 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette brioche
US 4 - 3.5 mm
219 yards (200 m)
Average adult head (approx. 22 inches)
This pattern is available for free.

This beret is knit at a tighter than usual gauge for the recommended yarn weight.<p>Description from pattern:

“As fall, approaches the familiar
smells of sweet potatoes and turkey
come to mind as well as the popular,
incredibly fattening, pecan pie. So
why bother putting it into your mouth
when you can apply it directly to your
(hips) head? And if you dont like
pecan, try cherry pie. Add a few
creamy pompoms and you’ve got cherry
pie la mode.

“The Pecan Pie Beret is worked in the
round in a brioche stitch variation
known as the stockinette brioche
stitch. All of the stitches on the
right side of the work are knitted
stitches whereas normal brioche stitch
would be ribbed.

“In brioche knitting, one stitch is
worked and one stitch is slipped and
worked in the following round. In
other words, each round is worked
twice so it sort of has two layers.
One layer in the main color and the
second layer in the contrasting color.
The Pecan Pie Beret has increases only
in the MC rounds/layer but you could
apply increases or decreases or change
yarns and colors in either of the
layers for a beret design of your own.”

Also needed: 1 set of four US #4/3.5mm double-point needles, 1 16-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle, Split ring marker or safety pin, Stitch markers, Tapestry needle