This beret uses the same twelve row lace pattern from the Lacy Lady Scarf and Lacy Lady Shawlette but it is worked at a slightly tighter gauge. There are two sizes to choose from – Regular or Slouchier. Half a skein of Malabrigo Arroyo will make one beret. Or, why not make two with the whole skein?
Stitch pattern is written and charted. To learn how to block a beret, view this photo tutorial.
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% superwash merino wool; 335 yd [305 m]/3.53 oz [100 g]). 1 skein. Shown in # 45 Chircas and #47 Coffee Toffee.
US size 4 [3.5 mm] 16” [40 mm] circular needle.
US size 5 [3.75 mm] 16” [40 mm] circular needle.
US size 5 [3.75 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.
25 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern worked in the rnd with larger needle, after blocking.
Marker; tapestry needle; hat blocking tools.
Regular (shown above in Chircas) – will fit up to 23” head circumference. Approx brim circumference: 14.5 inches. Approx height from brim to crown: 7.5 inches. Approx circumference when laid flat: 31.5 inches.
Slouchier (shown above in Coffee Toffee) – will fit up to 24” head circumference. Approx brim circumference: 15 inches. Approx height from brim to crown: 8 inches. Approx circumference when laid flat: 33.5 inches.
* Size can be adjusted with blocking*
Knitting in the round, lace knitting (k2tog, yo, RT), increasing and decreasing, and beret blocking.