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Flat Knit Classic Beret Pattern

classic flat knit beret pattern

classic flat knit beret pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

Circular (or straight) knitting needles: 5 mm (US 4) – for the ribbing and 4.5 mm (US 7/UK 7) – for the body part. If your head circumference more than 58 cm you may use 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) for the ribbing.

Craft Smart, Value –100% acrylic, 198 grams -324 m per skein.

Weight Category – 4. Quantity – 98 grams.

Flat knit classic beret size:

Head circumference: Teen/Adult: 54-58 cm (21-23”)

Gauge: 18-19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

skpo –Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Inc – knit the next stitch through the front loop (do not slide the stitch off the left-hand needle), then knit the same stitch through the back loop and slide original stitch off the left-hand needle.

Yo – yarn over

k2tog – knit two together

p – purl

flat knit classic beret on the mannequin's head - side view

Flat knit classic beret pattern:

Using smaller size needles, cast on 85 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, *p1, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p1, sel s.

Row 2 (RS): sel s, *slip next knit stitch purlwise to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in back, p1 – repeat from * till the end, slip next knit stitch purlwise to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in back, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until ribbing reaches 7 cm. Your last row will be Row 1.

In the next Row we are going to add 20 stitches to get in total 105 stitches. The final number must be multiple of 4, plus 3 extra stitches and plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row with increases (RS): sel s, [k1, p1, inc, p1] – repeat 20 times, k1, p1, k1, sel s.

Change to bigger size knitting needles.

Row 1 (WS): sel s, *p3, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p3, sel s.

Row 2 (RS): sel s, *p1, insert the needle between next two stitches and draw up a loop, yo, k1, p2 – repeat from * till the end, p1, insert the needle between next two stitches and draw up a loop, yo, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 3 (WS): sel s, *k1, p3, k2 – repeat from * till the end, k1, p3, k1, sel s.

Row 4 (RS): sel s, *k2tog, k1, skpo, p1 – repeat from * till the end, k2tog, k1, skpo, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until the body part reaches 11 cm. Your last row will be Row 1. After the ribbing I have done in total 21 rows.

flat knit classic beret on mannequin's head - front view

Shaping the crown of flat knit classic beret:

Row 1 (RS): sel s, [k1, k2tog, p1] – repeat till the end, k1, k2tog sel s.

Row 2 (WS): sel s, [p2, k1] – repeat till the end, p2, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, [k2, p1] – repeat till the end, k2, sel s.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: sel s, [k2tog, p1] – repeat till the end, k2tog, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, p1, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end, k1, sel s.

Row 10: Repeat Row 8.

Row 11: sel s, skpo – till the end. Purl together the last stitch and the selvage stitch.

Row 12: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 13: sel s, k2tog till the ends, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Cut the yarn leaving 40-50 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull tight to close the crown. We will seam beret on the right side using a mattress stitch. Make sure to line up your sides correctly. You can use locking stitch markers to pin sides of your beret in place in order not to end up with lopsided seam. Go underneath the first 2 little bars between 2 selvage stitches on the right side (you can start seaming on either side), after that go underneath the first 2 little bars between 2 selvage stitches on the left side. *Draw the yarn through the next 2 bars on the right side, draw the yarn through the next two bars on the left side. Repeat from * and tug on the yarn every couple of stitches. Do not pull tight. Finish seaming and weave in ends.

crown of the classic flat knit beret

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