Petunia Beret- Free Pattern!

Happy New Year! I’d like to start off the new year by offering you a new FREE PATTERN!

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Worsted Weight Yarn Approx – 200 yds (For this beret I used Red Heart Brand “Boutique Unforgettable” in the Petunia color. I usually like to use wool, but this colorway really called out to me in the store.)
Size 3.75mm  (Or size 5) needles, double point and circular
Stitch Markers

K1FB= Knitting in the front and the back of one stitch to increase it to two stitches. (Youtube video here explaining it!)
K2T= Knit two together (Decreasing two stitches to one stitch)
SSK= Slip, Slip, Knit (Decreasing two stitches to one stitch)

Cast on 100 stitches.
K1-P1 all the way around, for 1.5 inches
*K1, KFB* all the way around, so you have 150 stitches. (Or you could do which ever increase stitch you prefer, I like the KFB the best, as I find it is the least noticeable in a finished product)
Knit stockinette stitch for 5.5 inches after brim so from cast on edge hat measures approximately 7 inches. If you want your beret to be much slouchier, you can continue the stockinette stitch for another inch or two to add some “slouch” to it!
After your hat measures 7 inches from cast on edge then:
Knit 25 stitches, place marker- repeat around, so you have 6 markers in your hat with 25 stitches in between all of them- you’ll now begin the decreases.
*K1, k2t, knit until 3 before marker, ssk, k1- Slip marker*. repeat 5 more times.
Knit one row all the way through.
Repeat these two rows until you have 5 stitches between each stitch marker, or 30 stitches total left.
*K2T, K1, SSK* Repeat 5 times, so you have 3 stitches between each marker, or 12 stitches total, break yarn, weave end through remaining 12 stitches, cinch tight, secure your yarn and weave in remaining ends.

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Find it on Ravelry here, and as always, please let me know if you need any clarification or you see any mistakes in the pattern so I can correct them ASAP.

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