Bramble Beret by Courtney Kelley

Bramble Beret

February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch on larger needles, worked in rounds.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
About 18¾" (47.5 cm) in circumference at brim, 28" (71 cm) in circumfer-ence at widest point, and 8" (20.5 cm) tall, after blocking.
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This beret uses two traditional aran patterns that are modified to be worked in the round. The blackberry stitch (also known as trinity stitch), a traditional filler stitch used at the seams or between larger motifs in Aran designs, is generally worked by increasing in each stitch on right-side rows, then decreasing on wrong-side rows. For this beret, however, the increases and decreases are worked on the same round, much the same as working bobbles. In addition, a double moss-stitch-filled cable pattern travels seamlessly over the beginning of the round to keep the pattern elements fluid. The crossing cables move in a diamond pattern, transecting the beginning of the round at their widest, then decreasing back down.