Swirly Curly Beret by Riin Gill
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Swirly Curly Beret

June 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
50 - 200 yards (46 - 183 m)
Preemie, Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large
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12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in/ 30 (36, 41, 46, 51, 56, 61) cm brim circumference

Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino 100% merino wool; 240yds per 100g skein; approx 50 (70, 90, 115, 140, 170, 200) yds Fluorite

Needle Size
36-inch US #6 / 4mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
16-inch US #6 / 4mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 set US #6 / 4mm double- pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge 16-inch US #4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or 2 sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge

tapestry needle
8 stitch markers, 1 different from the rest

basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off)

knitting in the round

knitting on double-pointed needles

magic loop i-cord

This is an octagonal beret, knit from the center out, using the magic loop technique. The first few rounds are tricky since there aren’t very many stitches yet, but it quickly gets easier. Once there are enough stitches, you can work on a smaller circular needle or double pointed needles if you wish.

The increases form a pleasing set of swirls, ideal for showing off a multi-color yarn. The brim has a rolled edge, to add a curl to your swirl!

The rolled brim is fairly stretchy. If you’re between sizes, go down a size.