Phryne Beret

by Sarah Solomon – Into the Wool
March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
18¼ (20)" brim circumference and 8 (8¾)" tall. Beret shown measures 18¼".
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Sarah Solomon

This design draws its inspiration from a structured woven hat sported by a certain lady detective during one of her nocturnal investigations. The designer’s challenge was to create a hat that would hold its shape despite being made from a very soft fiber with a beautiful sheen. Pairing this soft merino with a slip-stitch texture provides the right amount of structural integrity while the stitch pattern creates a naturally reversible beret.

Finished Size 18¼ (20)“ brim circumference and 8 (8¾)” tall. Beret shown measures 18¼“.

Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Finito (100% merino; 200 yd 183 m/1¾ oz 50 g: #195 black, 2 skeins.

Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); spare 16” cir needle size 1 (2.25 mm) or smaller; tapestry needle.

Gauge 30 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in Slip St patt on larger needle