Pleated Beret by Woolly Wormhead
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Pleated Beret

Knitting
August 2006
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
166 - 270 yards (152 - 247 m)
19, 21, 23 in/48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm
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The technical challenge with this beret lies with the knitted pleat formation near the crown, which help give this Hat its fullness and drape, making it a refreshing alternative to a regular beret.

Best worked in a yarn with good drape at a slightly loose gauge.

Yarn
166 (198, 233) yd/151 (180, 212) m
37yd/34m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Wendy Merino DK (126yd/115m per 50g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 21in/53cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Rowan Pure Wool DK (136yd/124m per 50g; 100% Wool)

Gauge
22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
21 sts x 27 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch

Sizes
To fit size: 19 (21, 23) in/48 (53, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 17.25 (19, 21) in/43.5 (48.5, 53.25) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Knitted Pleats

Support
Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published August 2006
PDF file size: 3.3MB
Product no.: WW028KPleatedBeret
Technical editor: Tana Pageler