Shine On Beret by Jennifer Beaumont

Shine On Beret

August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
140 - 200 yards (128 - 183 m)
Women's Small, Medium, Large
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“Shine on” is a hat worked seamlessly in the round with two different yarns (one is merino, the other is silk) in a slip stitch pattern that adds dramatic contrast in texture and color.
The stitch pattern is simple and memorizable, with only one strand of yarn worked in each round.
The silk yarn yields a drapey shape for a slouchy beret. The 100% wool supermerino yarn maintains the structure of the ribbed brim and the rest of the hat and provides a foil for the sheen and glimmer of the silk patterning.

Finished Head Circumference at Brim —Women’s Small (Medium, Large) / 17” ( 20”, 23.5”) / 43 ( 51, 60) cm

21 sts and 26 rows= 4” (10cm )** in color work slip stitch pattern,
19 sts = 4” (10 cm) in k2p2 rib pattern after blocking. To save time, please take time to check gauge in both patterns.

Art Yarns Duet Silk Kit in Ocean Life (consists of a 50g (104 yard) skein Supermerino (100% wool) , or similar yarn with 100% wool fiber content 69, 97, 100 yards, and a 50g (163 yards) skein Regal Silk (100% silk), or similar yarn with 100% silk fiber content 72, 100, 100 yards.


  • US 3 / 3.25 mm circular knitting needle in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round*
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker


  • knitting in the round
  • knitting small circumference in the round
  • increasing and decreasing
  • dropping and picking up sts to knit into them

The name of the hat is also inspired by May Erlewine’s song, “Shine On…”

“Knocked me off of my feet
But I think it’s time for me to start walking again,
Stop running away from things.
Next time you see me,
I will be singing a new song--
I am learning to shine on.

Shine on, shine on,
There’ll be time enough for darkness when everything’s gone.
Shine on, shine on,
There is work to be done in the darkness before dawn.“

--May Erlewine

Technical Editing by Lori Law