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Elsica beret - knitting pattern

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    • Illustrated knitting pattern
    • Metric and imperial measurements
    • Sizes fit sizes 19 (21, 23) in/48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 15.75 (18, 20.25) in/40 (45.75, 51.5) cm)
    • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Cabling Without a Needle


    An elegant beret, using a combination of slipped stitches, simple twists and bias techniques to create its unique shape. Knit stitches starting at the brim travel through the Hat, spiralling towards the crown. This Hat is knit in the round, from the brim to the crown.

    Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, cables

 20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St. 
 21.5 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Brim stitch pattern

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 156 (193, 234) yd/142 (176, 214) m worsted weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Wollmeise Molly (219yd/200m per 100g; 100% Merino))
35yd/32m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

    • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

    • Stitch marker as necessary

    • Tapestry needle

    • Cable needle