French Cathedral Beret

This stunning beret is reminiscent of looking in through some of the gorgeous windows at the Bourges Cathedral in France. The winding cables mimic the panes and give the hat a small amount of texture.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: One size

Gauge: 6.5 st = 1” using size 3 needles 

Materials

Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo (100% superwash merino wool; 335 yards [306 meters]/100 grams): #133 Reflecting Pool (1 skein)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) circular (24”) needles for ribbing, US size 5 (3.75 mm) circular (24”) needle for main cap, US size 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles for finishing (or size needed for gauge)
Notions: Cable needle 

Pattern Notes

All slip stitches should be worked with yarn in back. Switch to double pointed needles once the decreases have become such that they will no longer fit on the circular needle.

Special Stitches

1/1 RPC: Sl 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in back, k1, p1 from the cable needle.
1/1 LPC: Sl 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in front, p1, k1 from the cable needle.

Pattern

Using smaller needles, CO 130 stitches, place marker, and join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.
Establish ribbing as follows:
K2, *p2, k2, p2, k4, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p2, k2.
Repeat this ribbing pattern for 11 additional rounds.
Switch to larger needles.
Rnd 1: *p3, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: *p3, sl 1, p2, sl 1, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 3: *p2, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: *p2, sl 1, p4, sl 1, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 5: *p1, 1/1 RPC, p4, 1/1 LPC, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 6: *p1, sl 1, p6, sl 1, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 7: *1/1 RPC, p6, 1/1 LPC; repeat from * around.
Rnd 8: *sl 1, p8, sl 1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 9: *k1, p8, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 8.
Rnd 11: *1/1 LPC, p6, 1/1 RPC; repeat from * around.
Rnd 12: *p1, sl 1, p6, sl 1, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 13: *p1, 1/1 LPC, p4 1/1 RPC, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 14: *p2, sl1, p4, sl1, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 15: *p2, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 16: *p3, sl 1, p2, sl 1, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 17: *p3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 18: *p4, sl 2, p4; repeat from * around.
Rnd 19: *p4, k2, p4; repeat from * around.
Rnd 20: Rep rnd 18.
Rnds 21-38: Repeat rnds 1-18.
Rnd 39: *p3, ssk, k2tog, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 40: *p3, k2, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 41: *p3, sl 2, p3; repeat from * around.
Rnd 42: *p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 43: *[p2, sl 1] twice, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 44: *p1, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 45: *p1, sl 1, p4, sl 1, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 46: *p1, k1, p4, k1, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 47: Repeat rnd 45.
Rnd 48: *p1, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 49: Repeat rnd 43.
Rnd 50: *p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 51: Rep rnd 41.
Rnd 52: *p2, k2 tog, ssk, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 53: *p2, sl 2, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 54: *p1, k2tog, ssk, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 55: *p1, sl 2, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 56: *p1, k1, k2tog; repeat from * around.
Rnd 57: *p1, sl2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 58: *p1, k2tog; repeat from * around.
Rnd 59: *p1 sl 1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 60: *k2tog; repeat from * around.
Rnd 61: Repeat rnd 60.
Break the yarn, thread the tail through the remaining stitches, and pull tight.
Weave in ends. yarn ball

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