Cepes Beret by Ysolda Teague

Cepes Beret

November 2022
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in half twisted rib measured with the fabric relaxed after wet blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
125 - 230 yards (114 - 210 m)
low vision format available
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Knitworthy is back! Join us this autumn for a new collection of gifts to knit, plus an online social club focussed on all things gift knitting.

Knitworthy 6 is a compendium of half a dozen beautiful accessory patterns perfect for gift knitting. The Knitworthy Social Club is a 12 week focus on gift knitting, whether the recipient is a loved one or yourself. The single pattern will be available from December 12th 2022.

Pattern accessibility There are three versions of this pattern pdf available. Print (3 column), mobile, and low vision.

Cepes Beret
Classic and perfectly on-trend our stylish Cepes Beret makes the most of simple texture and clean finishes. You begin construction by making a neat folded hem and then knit from the bottom up in a deeply textured banded rib pattern, which uses half twisted rib to crisply emphasise the pattern. The crown shaping is cleverly hidden between the ribbed bands, with paired decreases so that the knit and purl stitch columns are perfectly offset around.

Get creative with your stash and make this beret using either a single strand of worsted or aran weight yarn; or create a beautiful soft halo with DK held together with laceweight mohair. The pattern comes in a wide range of sizes, so you can gift it to anyone on your list, and includes directions for an optional I-cord stalk for the classic French finish.

DK held together with lace weight fluff (eg: kid mohair and silk) or single strand of a heavy worsted / aran weight.
Size adult med used: 375yds / 335m

Shown in
DK held together with lace weight.
West Yorkshire Spinners Pure DK (100% Falkland Islands Wool, 112 yds / 112m, 50g) in Sand.
Filcolana Tilia (70 % Kid Mohair, 30 % Silk, 230 yds / 210m, 25g) in 336 Latte.

Single strand version
Sandness Peer Gynt (100% Norwegian wool, 100 yds / 91m, 50g) in 2564 golden brown.

22 sts and 30 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in half twisted rib measured with the fabric relaxed after wet blocking. The rib should be opened up so that the purl columns are visible but not pulled out or stretched widthwise.

US 6 / 4mm 16” / 40cm circular and/or dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.

Stitch markers.

toddler [child / adult small, adult m, adult l, adult xl, adult xxl]
Choose a size approximately 2–3” / 5–7.5cm smaller than the wearer’s head circumference.

Finished band circumference: 15 1/2[17, 18 1/4, 19 3/4, 21 1/4, 22 1/2]” / 3942.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53, 56.5cm.
Shown in adult m with 3” / 7.5cm of negative ease.

Low vision details: 

  • The main text is black 24pt sans serif and all text is black on a white background.
  • No italics are used
  • The schematic measurements are written out, and the schematic is labeled with 24pt text
  • Images have alt text

Screen readers:
The low vision version is tagged to work with screen reading software and have been tested. Images have alt text. Abbreviations are used in the directions, they are defined but may be read aloud oddly. Numbers for multiple sizes are presented as lists of numbers within the text and may be difficult to keep track of when using a screen reader. If this is something you use we’d love your feedback on how we could improve the pattern formatting for screen readers.