Soft French Beret

soft beret head front

I wanted to make a really nice beret for me. I wanted it to be a soft feminine beret. I like lace but it is not great when you are cold. For some reason I hate double crochet which many patterns are in. I only like it for lace or when it is not even noticeable because I can’t stand that homemade look it has in accessories.  Sorry if I offended anyone.

This hat is really easy! You will catch on to the basic pattern quick.

 

#7 Hook (4.5 mm) , use a G hook or an H hook if you don’t have one. The hat should measure 10.5″-10.75″ across at Round 14 , which is the widest point.

yarn: #3 DK or #2 Sport Weight

 

Round 1: ch 2, 11 sc in an adjustable circle, close circle, sl st to top of 2nd ch (12 sts)

Round 2: Working over the tail in this round,  (put a stitch marker around the 1st st of every round),  2 sc  blo (back loops only) in each st (24 sts)

Round 3: In blo, 1 sc in every st (24 sts)

Round 4: In blo,* 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next st*, repeat * to * 11 times (36 sts)

Round 5: In blo, 1 sc in every st (36 sts)

Round 6: In blo, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts*, repeat * to * 11 times (48 sts)

Round 7: In blo, 1 sc in every st (48 sts)

Round 8: In blo *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat * to * 11 times (60 sts)

Round 9: In blo, 1 sc in every st (60 sts)

Round 10: In blo, * 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, repeat * to * 11 times (72 sts)

Round 11: In blo, 1 sc in every st (72 sts)

Round 12: In blo, * 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat * to * 11 times (84 sts)

Round 13: In blo, 1 sc in every st (84 sts)

Round 14: In blo, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc each of in the next 6 sts*, repeat * to * 11 times (96 times)

Round 15-16: In blo, 1 sc in every st in these 2 rounds (96 sts)

Round 17: In blo, *1 sc2tog in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts*, repeat * to * 11 times (84 sts)

Round 18: In blo, 1 sc in every st (84 sts)

Round 19: In blo, *1 sc2tog in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts*, repeat * to * 11 times (72 sts)

Round 20: In blo, 1 sc in every st (72 sts)

Round 21: In blo, *1 sc2tog in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts*, repeat * to * 11 times (60 sts)

Round 22: In blo, 1 sc in every st (60 sts)  [The width of the hat opening should be 10.25″ diameter or 20.5″ circumference]

Round 23-25: *1 fpsc, 1 bpsc,* repeat * to * 58 times (60 sts) , 1 sl st to end and weave in 7 inch tail well through the sts so it won’t come out in the wash. [The width of the hat opening should be 10-10.25″ in diameter at the end of Round 25. Use a smaller or larger hook to get that measurement if needed.

soft beret flatsoft beret upside downsoft beret side

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain, chs – chains

st – stitch, sts – stitches

sc – single crochet

blo – back loops only

sc2tog- decrease single crochet stitch in which you put your hook through one stitch, yarn over and bring up through loop, keep both loops on the hook and put hook through 2nd stitch, yarn over and bring up a loop, pull this loop through the 1st 2 loops on the hook so you will have 2 single crochets made into one single crochet stitch.

fpsc – front post single crochet

bpsc – back post single crochet (hard to explain so I will post up a video but it is basically making a 1 x 1 rib.

Here is the photo tutorial from moogly.com . In the pattern I do one front post single crochet then one back post single crochet ,one front post single crochet, then one back post single crochet….this repeated makes a rib. You can do the same rib in half double crochet or double crochet which are easier but when you stretch it you will see bigger holes and the single crochet looks tighter and neater.

 

 

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