1 ball Lion Wool
4 & 8 DPNS
guage: (taken in the round, in pattern)
Cast on 72 with size 4 needles
Work k1p1 around for 1.5 inches
Next row, k2m1 *repeat for row
Switch to size 8 needles
k8p1 *repeat for row
Work till full length of hat is: 8.5 inches for tam; 7 inches for toque
k2together 4 times, p1 *repeat for row
k2together 2 times, p1 *repeat for row
k2together, p1 *repeat for row
Cut a long tail, and thread it through the remaining stitches 3 times, weave the end inside the hat
Weave in the cast on tail.
For toque, make a two inch pompom, trim, and fasten.
Block lightly or leave it as is
*note, the ribbing is really tight, so if you have a bigger head, or hair with a lot of volume, go up a size or two for the smaller needles.
21 thoughts on “Big Blue Beret Pattern”
great design and the pompom totally makes it! i posted about chunky berets awhile back and have yet to find one that doesn’t look like a mushroom landed on my head.
very nice hat. what color wool ease did you use, it is very pretty.
its lion wool, and the colour is dark teal.
i just finished my hat in vanna’s choice purple by lions brand. it looks fabulous!! very cute and warm. i made a few alterations though, used size 6 for ribbing, and a yarn slightly thicker the the wool. if you do use a thicker yarn make sure you knit loose of move up to size 9 for the body of the hat.
Very cute!!! I am going to get the yarn and start knitting as soon as tonight.
I’m new to knitting. Can you clarify the needle sizes? Is that size 4 and 8 in US or UK or mm? Thanks! This is the most stylish beret pattern I’ve found thus far. I have been searching for one a la Lauren on The Hills.
Taunia, they’re US needle sizes.
I just could not find a chunky beret pattern anywhere that struck my fancy; then I found this one, and just finished up the hat in a sort of thistle-lavender coloured yarn, cheap acrylic stuff I found in my friend’s attic… and I LOVE IT!
I got carried away while knitting it, and knit the body 9″, but now it’s super floppy and wonderful. Thanks for a great, simple pattern.
i love the berret btw (: