Shawangunk Beret by Kimberley Cunningham Varland

Shawangunk Beret

February 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette St
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A lacy-like beret made from worsted weight yarn that fits 19.5” to 22” head circumference. Advanced beginner.

PS - The gauge on berets is forgiving. You can either work the whole beret with the size needle that gives you the above gauge, or work the rolled brim and ribbing with a needle size smaller, then switch to a larger size needle for the body of the beret.

Also while blocking, and as long as you use wool, you have control over how much you want to “stretch” it. I very gently blocked this beret, not stretching the rolled brim at all, and only careful smoothed the crown of the beret.

Good luck everyone, and message me with any questions!

:) Kim