Winter Warmers - Beret by Anna Richardson

Winter Warmers - Beret

September 2011
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (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.

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

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)

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