Thistle Lace Beret by Courtney Spainhower

Thistle Lace Beret

August 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Latvian Braid patt
US 5 - 3.75 mm
660 yards (604 m)
About 18"
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This pattern is available in print for kn5.50.

Berets are versatile, timeless classics and satisfying knits. This updated style features a graphic band and an engaging lace pattern knitters of all experience levels will enjoy. You need just a bit of contrasting color for the Latvian braid band, so one skein of each yarn is enough to make both color combinations!

About 18” (45.5 cm) circumference at brim, unstretched, and 8” (20.5 cm) tall; 10½“ (26.5 cm) diameter for beret shaping.

To fit 19–22” (48.5–56 cm) head circumference.


Shown here: Baah Yarns Aspen (75% merino wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 330 yd 302 m/100 g): navy and sage, 1 skein each.

Purple version uses navy as MC and sage as CC; light green version uses sage as MC and navy as CC.