Superfast beret by Claire Nordlow

Superfast beret

December 2009
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
knit to fit
This pattern is available for free.

I thought I’d share my super-fast quick and dirty beret guidelines, because a project that is really fast, really simple, easy to memorize, and only uses one skein of yarn is a great thing.

These are guidelines, not a line by line pattern. It starts with a band of 1x1 ribbing and goes from there. As long as you can figure out the right number of stitches to start out with to do a 1x1 ribbing in the right tightness for your head, then this is finished in a snap.

This hat isn’t HUGE. I don’t have a lot of hair to cover. If you’re looking for a much larger hat to go over a ton of hair, then I’d cast on more stitches, probably increase more drastically, and for sure knit for longer before decreasing, but it would probably be easier to find a different hat “formula”.