Popcorn Beret by Fiona Oliver

Popcorn Beret

DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
120 - 125 yards (110 - 114 m)
Baby (0-6 months)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Inspired by the cute bumpiness of the Channel Island cast-on, this simple garter stitch beret can be knitted up over two evenings of movie watching (real popcorn is optional). Knitted with 8 ply (double knit) pure wool yarn, this beret coordinates beautifully with the Popcorn Booties and Popcorn Cardigan (still in the design stage). The beret is knitted flat on either a circular needle or straight needles and the contrast colour is introduced as a woven strand that is incorporated whilst knitting a wrong side row. The crown of the beret is created by simple ssk decreases every other row. Only a small amount of yarn is required for the contrast colour, which makes this a great project for using up bits and bobs of leftover yarn.

Tension Gauge is 26 st x 52 rows over 10 cm (4 inches). Please note that this beret is knitted with quite a tight gauge, tighter than you would normally use for garter stitch with 8 ply (double knitting) yarn.

Construction Notes, photos and links to useful YouTube videos are provided to assist you in completing the various construction techniques, which include Channel Island cast on using two colours, woven contrast colour, i-cord and invisible garter stitch back seam.

Please send any questions or feedback to capitalknits@icloud.com.