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Free knitting pattern and chart beret

Lace beret knitting pattern free

Finisned Size About 21" (53.5 cm) head circumference, stretched.

Yarn Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine). Shown here: Spud & Chloe Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 248 yd [227 m]/65 g): #7818 Green Bean, 1 skein.

Needles Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 16" (40 cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; smooth, contrasting waste yarn and 10" to 11" (25.5 to 28 cm) diameter dinner plate for blocking.

Gauge 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) average gauge in lace patts from charts, worked in rnds.

Stitch Guide

Salunga Body Chart, Blue-Shaded stitches

In order to keep the pattern properly aligned, it will be necessary to "borrow" 1 stitch from the end of the previous round to work the double decrease at the start of Rnds 46, 48, 50, 58, and 66 (shaded in blue on the chart). Prepare for each "loan" by knitting the previous round to the last stitch, temporarily slip the last stitch (shaded in blue) to the right needle, remove the marker, return the slipped stitch to the left needle, and replace the marker. Work the blue-shaded double decrease at the start of the following round over the "borrowed" stitch and the next 2 stitches after it.


With dpn and using Emily Ocker's method (see Glossary), CO 5 sts. Arrange sts on 3 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in rnds, being careful not to twist sts. Work Rnds 1-37 of Salunga Crown Chart, working each chart row 5 times in each rnd, increasing as shown, and changing to cir needle when there are too many sts to fit comfortably on dpn—170 sts; 34 sts each patt rep.


Next rnd: Work Row 38 of Salunga Body Chart 5 times around, inc each 34-st patt rep to a 38-st patt rep as shown—190 sts. Work Rnds 39-66 of chart (see Stitch Guide), decreasing as shown—120 sts rem; 24 sts each patt rep.

Knit 1 rnd even.

Next rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep the last rnd until rib measures 1" (2.5 cm). Use the tubular k1, p1 method (see Glossary) to BO all sts.


Run a strand of smooth waste yarn threaded on a tapestry needle through the boundary between the body and ribbing. Wash the beret according to the instructions on the ball band, then insert the blocking plate into the damp beret. Pull on the waste yarn to prevent the ribbed brim from stretching while the lace pattern is stretched around the plate. Set the plate on top of a mug or canister so that air can flow freely on all sides. Allow to air-dry thoroughly before removing the plate.

Weave in loose ends.