Snow Peaks Beret by Evelyn A. Clark
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Snow Peaks Beret

July 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
110 yards (101 m)
11" (28 cm) across top; hatband can be customized
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This design was inspired by berets exported from Iceland in the 1960’s and 70’s. The interesting top patterning sometimes was called north star. It reminds me of snow on mountain peaks, and for this design I combined it with a small snowflake pattern.
Three colors of Lopi were used, and although this shaping is not traditional to Iceland, the yarn is. This lofty Icelandic wool creates a warm, lightweight hat that repels rain and snow.
The beret is knit in the round without shaping to the crown where a special k2tog is worked to start the swirl patterning. It is finished with a hatband worked in single crochet over elastic cord to customize the fit. Instructions include an optional button to top the beret.
Skill Level
11” (28 cm) diameter across top; hatband circumference is customized

100 g (110 yds/100 m) Reynolds Lopi, 100% Icelandic wool, bulky weight yarn (7 wpi):
Color A: 60 g (66 yds/60 m) #0058 charcoal gray
Color B: 18 g (20 yds/18 m) #0005 natural black
Color C: 22 g (24 yds/22 m) #0054 pale gray