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KNITTING PATTERNS >> All-Day Beret

All-Day Beret
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FINISHED SIZE

 

Hat circumference is 21". One size fits most women.
 
MATERIALS
Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Bamboo Ewe™":
1 ball 5910 Lipstick.
 
Circular Knitting Needles: 3.75mm [US 5] 16" and 5mm [US 8] 16".
1 Set Double Pointed Needles 5mm [US 8].
Yarn needle.
 
GAUGE: 20 sts = 4"; 24 rows = 4" in pattern stitch using larger needles.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
 
NOTES:
Hat is worked in the round. As stitches are decreased and no longer fit on circular needles, divide them among 3 double pointed needles to complete.
 
This stitch pattern creates a reversible fabric; however, right side and wrong side rows are not identical. Model hat shown with wrong side of fabric. **Alternate crown shaping included for right side finishing.
 
 
Diagonal Stitch (Multiple of 4 sts)
Left Diagonal:
Rnd 1: * P1, ssk, yo, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * P1, k3; repeat from * around.
Right Diagonal:
Rnd 1: * P1, k1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * P1, k3; repeat from * around.
 
HAT
With smaller needles, cast on 104 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Brim ribbing:
Rnd 1: *P2, k2; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnd 1 until piece measures 1".
 
Next rnd: Change to larger needles and begin Left Diagonal Stitch Pattern. Work until piece measures 4" from beginning, ending with Rnd 2.
 
Next rnd: Begin Right Diagonal Stich Pattern. Work until piece measures 6½" from beginning, ending with Rnd 2.
 
Next rnd: Repeat Left Diagonal Stitch Pattern until piece measures 8½" from beginning, ending with Rnd 2.
 
Shape Crown:
Rnd 1 (dec): * P1, ssk, k1; repeat from * around (78 sts).
Rnd 2: * P1, k2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 3 (dec): * P1, ssk; repeat from * around (52 sts).
Rnd 4: * P1, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 5 (dec): * Slip 1 purlwise, p1, psso; repeat from * around (26 sts).
Rnd 6: Purl.
Rnd 7 (dec): P2tog around. Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread yarn through remaining 13 sts to secure. Turn hat inside out. Weave in ends.
 
**Alternate Crown Shaping
Rnds 1–4: Same as for WS shaping.
Rnd 5 (Dec): Ssk around (26 sts).
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7 (Dec): Ssk around. Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread yarn through remaining 13 sts to secure. Weave in ends.
 
Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Bamboo Ewe™", Art.T101 available in solid color 177 yd (162 m) 3.5 oz (100 g) balls.
 
ABBREVIATIONS: K = knit; k2tog = knit the next two sts together, mm = millimeters; P = purl; psso = pass the slipped st over; ssk = slip, slip, knit these 2 sts together; st(s) = stitch (es);; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; rnd = round; RS = right side; WS = wrong side; yo = yarn over needle.
 
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