Diadem Effect Beret by Martha Wissing

Diadem Effect Beret

March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 yards (128 m)
18" circumference at brim and 8" tall.
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The bold embroidery of the Diadem Effect Beret draws inspiration from a type of firework in which the center briefly freezes while the rest of the embers continue outward, creating a crown-like appearance. This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 18” circumference at brim and 8” tall.

Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yd 128 m/1¾ oz 50 g): soot, 1 skein.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): 16” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; chenille needle for embroidery; DMC Six-Strand Cotton Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8¾ yd 8 m/skein): #900 (red), 4 skeins; #741(orange) and #444 (yellow), 1 skein each.

Gauge 18 sts and 26 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle.

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  • This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

  • The sample used almost all of one skein. Consider purchasing an extra skein as insurance.

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