The Bryanston Beret is one of my earlier designs that has been reworked and is now available in 2 variations. The original 2 colour version (shown in khahi and burgundy) and a new ‘inside out’ (striped) version.
This second version is literally knitted inside out so the lovely texture pattern emerges on the ‘wrong side’ from the ribbing upwards and you just flip the hat the right way once you’re finished.
The stitch pattern creates a bouncy fabric which allows you to block it as a slouchy beanie or a beret/tam shape depending on which you prefer.
This beret allows you to showcase the great colours of hand dyed yarns alongside a solid or tonal main colour. You don’t need very much of these striking contrast yarns to make an impact with this design. As such it is perfect for leftovers of a favourite yarn.
To fit 19 in / 48cm – Actual Size – 17in / 43cm
To fit 21in / 53cm – Actual Size – 19in / 48cm
To fit 23in / 58.5cm – Actual Size – 21in / 53cm
2 colour version
1 x 50g (200yds/183m) Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 4 ply shown in Midnight Owl (main Colour)
1 x 50g (200yds/183m) Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 4 ply shown in Red Velvet (Contrast Colour)
Inside Out Version
This version uses more colours as and the table below gives full breakdowns so you can use leftovers:
Brim – 28yds/27m
For each of the 7 body stripes – 12yds/11m
Crown – 28yds/27m
For each of the 7 body stripes -16yds/15m
Crown – 34yds/32m
Brim – 40yds/37m
For each of the 7 body stripes – 20yds/15m
Crown – 40yds/37m
Needles & Materials
2.5 mm/US 1½ Circular needles for brim
3.0 mm/US 2½ Circular needles for the body and double pointed needles for the crown.
The patterns is provided as a 5 page English Language PDF download.