This little beret is simple and classic with a few unique details thrown in. The lace pattern brim adds a feminine touch and I think that the swirled top looks really interesting paired with the stripes.
...And don't be fooled by my little hat model. This beret pattern is written for all different sizes, ranging from baby to large adult. You can make a striped version like this one, or in a solid colorway for a more conservative style.
I used the yarn Artesano 100% Alpaca 4-ply for this hat, which is soft and warm. I think that the slightly fuzzy texture looked really pretty in the stripes. This pattern would also look great in
a plain sock yarn though, and be a perfect way to use up some mis-matched leftover balls.
(Baby [Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Large Adult])(shown in size Child and Large Adult)
Brim Circumference approx: 14[16, 18, 20, 22] inches unstretched and after blocking.
Length: approx 5.5 [6, 7, 8.5, 9] inches from cast on edge to top of hat.
(6 [7, 8, 9.5, 10] for a slouchier version)
Note: Brim will stretch a bit with wear. So if you are in between sizes, go down one size smaller to ensure proper fit.
Solid Version: Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 PLY [100% Alpaca; 200 yd/184m per 50g skein; color: Fern; 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] skein(s) or approx 145 [165, 185, 215, 245] yds.
Striped Version: [MC] Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 PLY [100% Wool; 200 yd/184m per 50g skein; color: #0785 (Bolivia); 1 [1, 1, 1, 1] skein or approx 85 [95, 105, 125, 145] yds.
[CC] color: #2318 (Anemone); 1[1, 1, 1, 1] skein or approx 60 [70, 80, 90, 100] yds.
1 16” US1 / 2.25mm circular needle for brim
1 16” US3 / 3.25mm circular needle for body of hat
1 set of US3 / 3.25mm double pointed needles for top of hat and I-cord
Stitch markers in 2 different colors
32 sts / 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette st on US3 / 3.25 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.