The beret is worked bottom-up in the round. The colourwork pattern can be worked as a simple stranded colourwork or as a more intricate pattern of floats.
- The pattern is written for four sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) with a finished unstretched brim circumference of ca. 46.7 (50, 53.3, 56.7) cm // 18.25 (19.75, 21, 22.25) in.
- The sample is shown in size 2.
- Please note the beret is running a bit shallow, so if you want it deeper and more like a slouchy tam, add extra rnds in the brim section as recommended in the pattern before starting with the colourwork.
- Please also note that I provided unstretched estimations for the ribbing, consider your gauge and how much stretch you will get depending the yarn you use. Maybe switch to a smaller size needle if necessary.
- MC: ca. 35 (35, 40, 40) g or 1/3 of a skein of Woollin Heather yarn from Wol Met Verve, 85% virgin wool and 15% linen with approx. 400 m (438 yds) per 100 g skein, shown in colourway Aztec Gold; or ca. 140 (140, 160, 160) m / 153 (153, 175, 175) yds.
- CC: ca. 15 (15, 20, 20) g or 1/5 of a skein of the same yarn held double for the colourwork with floats, shown in colourway Brick; or ca. 60 (60, 80, 80) m / 66 (66, 88, 88) yds of any other fingering/sport weight yarn with a matching gauge.
Needles and notions
- 3.0 mm (US 2.5) and 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles;
- a set of 3.0 mm (US 2.5) double pointed needles,
- one stitch marker;
- a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends.
- 24 sts & 38 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles measured over stockinette stitch worked in the round after blocking;
- 23 sts & 26 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) measured over stranded colourwork with floats on the RS worked in the round on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles after blocking.