Propello beret - knitting pattern

Propello is a gentle beret with flattering shaping and texture. Based on the Propeller beret from Wee Woolly Toppers, this adult version comes in 3 sizes and is a pleasant, quick knit. Great for last minute gifts!

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

18 sts x 24 rows to 4 in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St 
 17 sts x 23 rows to 4 in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22) in/ 45.75 (51, 56) cm (Finished size 16 (17.75, 19.5) in/ 40.5 (46, 49.5) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round

Materials you need at home:

  • 88 (108, 130) yd/81 (99, 119) m Aran weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Artesano Aran (144yd/132m per 100g; 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca))
22yd/20m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 & 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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