This lacework beret is perfect for fall in so many ways. It adds a touch of warmth while letting you feel the breeze in your hair while also being the perfect shade of burnt orange to match any fall outfit.
Time: One to Two Week Project
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Baby (Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult Regular, Adult Large) to fit head 15 (17.5, 19, 20, 21.5, 23)”
Shown in Adult Regular
Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Llamerino (50% Baby Llama, 50% Merino Wool; 291 yards [267 meters]/100 grams): 26 Marmalade (1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball)
Needles: US size 3 (3.0 mm), US size 4 (3.5mm) DPNs
Notions: Tapestry needle
Written Instructions for Chart
Rnd 1: *K2, p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *K2, p1, k1; rep from * until 4 sts rem, k2, p1, sl st to start of next rnd.
Rnd 3: *K3tog, yo, p1, yo; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *P1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 5-6: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 7: *P1, yo, k3tog, yo; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: *K2, p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-8 for patt.
The pattern recommends a long tail cast on because it will stretch. If you choose to substitute another method, be sure to choose one which is stretchy.
The last st of Rnd 2 in the lace pattern is not worked, but slipped forward to be part of the first k3tog in that rnd. The final yo at the end of the rnd (Rnd 3) will keep the start of rnd in the same spot.
CO 84 (90, 96, 104, 112, 120) sts.
Ribbing Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work Ribbing Rnd a total of 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 12) times.
Inc Rnd: Increase 12 (14, 16, 16, 16, 16) sts evenly in ribbing. (96 (104, 112, 120, 128, 136) sts)
Using either the written instructions or chart, work 8 rows of patt 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) times.
Rep Rnds 1-6 once more.
Rnd 1: *P1, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68) sts)
Rnd 2: *Ssk, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts)
Rnd 3: *K3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts)
Break yarn, leaving a 12” tail, pull through rem sts and pull taught.
Weave in ends.
Hello I was excited to knitt this gorgeous hat and I’m no expert .. now after 5 attempts and a lot of unravelling, I really need to know where I am going wrong. the hat reduces where I K3to, and I now realise I must need those stitches back, My problem has been a reduction in stitches and the pattern isn’t evolving g right.
I think it must be the K2 at the beginning of Row 1 2 and 8 I think maybe it is an increase and I haven’t been doing it right I originally thought it just meant net2 stitches but it didn’t really make sense when it was followed by p1, k1. please explain K2 and how I would do it.
Hello! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
Which needles am I suppose to use. Do you use the smaller ones for the ribbing and then switch to the larger ones for the pattern design? It doesn’t say in the pattern instructions. Also, are DPNs the only needles that will work or would a circular needle work just as well?
Hello Sally! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
Thanks, well-written pattern.
I love knitted hats and I am definitely making this one!
How do you measure the head for this pattern?
Hello Sheila! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
OK thank-You Karin Seim