Mushroom Beret by Evelyn Stowe

Mushroom Beret

Crochet
December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
in sc
5.0 mm (H)
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
one size
US
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This beret’s design was inspired by amanita muscaria, or the fly agaric mushroom. It features white spots sewn onto a red base, meant to mimic the warts on the cap of fly agaric. The bottom of the hat is textures to resemble the gills on the underside of the mushroom.

This hat is worked in the round, the top and bottom are one piece worked in two colors, and the spots are made separately and sewn on.

To make this hat, you will need to know these terms:

magic ring
back loop only
skip
ch - chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
sc inc - single crochet increase
dc - double crochet
standing double crochet
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet