CHARLOTTE BERET KNITTING PATTERN : INCLUDES 3 WAYS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR STYLE
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Knit your way to instant chic with this sleek and fabulous topper. It's soft, stylish, and adds a playful touch to any autumn outfit.
Whether you're embracing the chic, minimalist trend, channeling your inner French beret enthusiast, or adding a playful touch with the ever-charming pompom, this pattern makes beret customization an engaging adventure crafted to suit your unique style.
NATURALLY SOFT, NOT CHEMICALLY SOFTENED
We created our LOLL yarn with a special blend of premium Merino and Baby Alpaca fibers to create soft-as-a-kitten warmth and squishiness. Sustainably grown and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), LOLL is grown in the beautiful highlands of Argentina and Peru and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility.
PROJECT SKILL LEVEL : ADVANCED BEGINNER
Advanced Beginner projects are great for knitters with a few projects under their belt. Advanced Beginners can follow simple patterns, feel confident with basic stitches, simple increases and decreases for shaping, and are comfortable knitting in the round.
TIME TO MAKE
One Size: Fits most youth and adults.
Ribbing circumference (relaxed) : 16.75" (Fits head sizes 21.5"-23.5")
Finished height: 8"
Stockinette Stitch: 5mm Needle
16 stitches x 22 rows = 4" x 4" square
CHARLOTTE BERET KIT CONTENTS
- 1 Ball of Project Weekend's LOLL. Each ball weighs 125 GR. (4.4oz) and has 125m (137y).
- 1 Pair of 5mm / US 8 Circular Knitting Needles
- 1 Card With Links To The Online Pattern & our Knitting Video Tutorials Library
- 1 Stitch Marker
- 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle
- 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND x ME." Woven Label
TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS
We've made learning easy! Easily reference our library of tutorial videos and step-by-step illustrations with just a click of your mouse. Look for tutorial links embedded throughout the pattern, and when in doubt, just click and learn!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT GAUGE
Taking some time before starting a knit project to make a gauge swatch can make all the difference between project success and total complete frustration.
A gauge swatch will tell you if you are knitting too tight or too loose for the pattern you are creating. It helps make sure that what you are knitting will measure out and fit just right. If you are new to knitting, you can also think of the gauge swatch as a test run for learning your stitches before you start your main project.
Cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated in the Gauge sections of the Product Details Notes listed above. Once finished, your swatch should measure out to 4” x 4”. If your swatch comes out too small, it means you are knitting too tightly, so loosen up your stitch tension a bit. If your swatch comes out larger than 4”x 4”, you are knitting too loosely, so tighten up your stitch. Once you have found your gauge, you can begin knitting your project!
Need more info on how to make a gauge swatch? Click here to learn more. How to Create a Gauge Swatch
This project is knit in-the-round using a circular needle. If you are new to this technique, please watch the video How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Joining In-the-Round and How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method for a demonstration of these techniques.
To begin, you will create the ribbing, then do increases and decreases to shape the beret. The Magic Loop Method may feel a bit tricky when you have just a few stitches left, but don't worry! Blocking the hat afterwards will solve many tension issues in these final stitches.
How to Use Circular Needles - Joining In the Round
How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method
Click the underlined abbreviation to access instructional videos demonstrating how to knit each technique.
K: a Knit Stitch. When you see K followed by a number (ie: K8), it means you should knit the specified number of stitches. For example, in this case, knit the next 8 stitches.
K1tbl: Knit 1 stitch, through the back loop.
M1: Make one stitch. Performing this technique will result in an increase of 1 stitch. You have the option to choose between performing a M1R or M1L to create the stitch increase, just be consistent with your choice so your work looks consistent.
PM: Place a Stitch Marker
THE BERET (three ways!) PATTERN
1. HAT RIBBING
Rounds 1 to 3:
2. INCREASE SECTION
3. DECREASE SECTION
TIP: Decreasing down to just a couple of stitches on your circular needle can make for some pretty tight stitches that are a challenge to knit. To help make knitting the last few rounds of the Beret easier, use the Magic Loop Method for the crown shaping. Watch our video Circular Needles - Magic Loop Method for a demonstration of this technique.Round 13:
Beginning with the first stitch, pass the sewing needle through each of the remaining stitches, carefully transferring the stitches off your knitting needle and placing them onto the yarn tail.
Once complete, insert the needle through the crown hole, threading the yarn tail through to the interior of the hat. Turn the hat inside out and secure the remaining yarn tail by weaving in all yarn tail ends.
5. BLOCKING IN THE BERET SHAPE & FIT OF YOUR HAT.
6. OPTIONAL: ADDING A DECORATIVE DETAIL
Personalize your beret to match your unique style by embellishing it with a pom-pom or adding a charming little "stalk" by knitting a short I-cord.
OPTION 1 : ADD A POMPOM
To add a pom pom, click here: HOW TO MAKE AND ADD A POM POM
OPTION 2 : ADD A LITTLE STALK
To add a little "stalk" topper, click here: ADDING A DECORATIVE I-CORD STALK TO YOUR BERET.