Stella Beret by Vanessa Bentley

Stella Beret

November 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in Half-double Crochet
6.0 mm (J)
To fit head 20" and up
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Hats aren’t just for keeping your ears warm in chilly weather, though Stella surely has that covered. It can be worn a multitude of ways; as a traditional beret, a slouch style hat, down over the ears, or pull the crown down on one side for the look of a classic French beret. The details are what make Stella special, spiraling starburst on the crown formed by the increases, and a contrasting rounded brim keeps the hat on snugly while adding visual interest.