Monday, March 17, 2008

Cable Beret Pattern



Cabled Beret


Size

Slouchy adult sized hat.


Suggested Materials

180 yards of a DK yarn. I used one skein of o-Wool 2 ply classic with a strand of Kid Seta Mohair.

US 4 circular knitting needle; US 7 circular knitting needle; set of 5 US 7 Double pointed needle

Cable needle

Darning needle


Gauge

6 stitches per inch using us 7 Needles in the cable pattern.


Abbreviations:

K: Knit

M1: Make one. Simple increase using the bar between the two stitches to create a new stitch.

CB8: Slip next 4 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in back, k4 and then k4 from cable needle.

SSK: slip next two stitches as if to knit, stick left hand needle into the front of these stitches and then knit them.

K2tog: knit the next two stitches together

PM: place marker

SM: slip marker


The Brim

Using the smaller needle, cast on 120 stitches, place marker and joing the round taking care not to twist the stitches.

Row 1: *K1, P1 repeat from * across round. Repeat row 1 until brim measure 1 1/2".

Increase row: *k3, m1 repeat from * to end of row, 160 stitches. Change to larger circular needle and knit 1 row.


Now start the cable pattern as follows:

Rounds 1: *k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k8, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2 repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 2-9: same as round 1

Round 10: *k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, CB8, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2 repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat rows 1-10 until bereet measures 4 1/2" from cast on. Try to end on either a round 1 or 10.

Next round: work pattern and place a marker every 32 stitches.


Decreasing for the crown -- just remember as you decrease to keep in the cable pattern rounds 1-10.

Decrease rounds: *k2tog, work in cable pattern until 2 stitches before next marker, ssk, slip marker repeat from * to end of round.

Even rounds: Work in pattern across round.

Repeat the last two rounds, working 2 less stitches between every marker, every other round until you have 8 stitches between each marker.

Next round: *k2tog twice, ssk twice repeat from * to end of round.

Work one round even.

Last round: *k2tog, ssk repeat from * to end of round.


Cut yarn leaving 4" tail. Pull tail thru remaining stitches and weave in ends on the underside. Weave in ends at the cast on edge.

SLANTE!

5 comments:

ozknitter said...

Hi there...I have a 12-ply yarn that I want to use to make this beret - would you have any suggestions on how I might adjust this pattern so I don't end up with a super large beret?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. THANKS.

Marie from Stitch DC said...

ozknitter, with the 12 ply yarn, what needles and gauge are you getting? if it is closer to 4 stitches to the inch, we can adjust the pattern slightly. If you knit a gauge swatch, i can better help you size the pattern. Thanks!

ozknitter said...

Thanks so much for your quick response. using US6 needles I can get a gauge of 4 stitches per inch.

sivlerowl said...

Nice beret.:)

Kelly said...

I absolutely love this beret!
I have a question- most adult sized hats tend to be way too big for me and I am afraid this pattern will be the same. How can I adjust the gauge to fit (still using a DK yarn?)
Thanks!