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Winter Warmers - Beret

Knitting
September 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
7.0 mm
437 - 492 yards (400 - 450 m)
small (41-56cm/16-22 inches head circumference) and large (56-71cm/ 22-28 inches head circumference)
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This very slouchy beret is quick and easy to knit, ensuring you’ll have a toasty head all winter long! The cabled brim is worked back and forth first, then joined together to give a platform for the plaited crown which is worked bottom-up, in-the-round. Pattern is written in full with charts as adjuncts for those who prefer them. Rated as easy.

MATERIALS
50g Rooster Almerino DK in brim colour A (if also knitting the Winter Warmer Mittens this is sufficient yarn for both patterns)
150g Rooster Almerino DK in crown colour B
Pair 3.5mm single-point needles or as required to achieve the tension
Set of five long 7mm double-pointed needles (or 80cm circulars if preferred) or as required to achieve the tension
One large and one small cable needle

TENSION
28st x 32 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over cable pattern A on 3.5mm needles (single strand)
21st x 20 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over plait pattern B on 7mm needles (with the yarn held double)

DIMENSIONS & SIZING
Two sizes. Pattern is written as for the small hat with alternate instructions for the larger size in brackets (). Both sizes are 25cm/ 10” deep. Small fits 41-56cm/ 16-22” head circumference. Large fits 56-71cm/ 22-28” head circumference.

Also available as a set of patterns (including cowl and mittens) from The Yarn Cafe