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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
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.
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.