Bellefleur lace beret - knitting pattern

The cables on this brim follow though into the body where they mingle with a delicate leaf lace pattern creating an intricate and beautiful pattern. The deep brim enhances the slouch and can be worked shorter for a beret finished if preferred.

This Hat used a combined cast-on method to create the best finish and instructions are included for that.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Gauge 
 24 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
 19 sts x 21.5 rows to 2.5in/6.5cm on 3mm needles over brim pattern

A greater range of sizes can be achieved through changing the needle size and/or yarn.

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (20, 23) in/43.25 (51, 58.5) cm (Finished size 15 (17.5, 20) in/38 (44.5, 51) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Materials you need at home:

  • 143 (218, 249) yd/131 (199, 227) m heavy 4ply or sport weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Renaissance Dyeing Troubadour 4ply (376yd/344m per 100g; 100% Organic Poll Dorset))
  • 
35yd/32m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • 
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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