This striking retro beret is knitted using intarsia and colourwork techniques. The sideways construction means that the colourwork is not as complicated as it may first appear, because the Hat is created by knitting a series of panels.
Pattern instructions include 5 sizes, from 6 months through to large adult.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, intarsia
Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
Note: Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Sizes to fit 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) in/41 (45.75, 51, 56, 61) cm (Finished size 13.5 (16, 17.25, 20, 22.75) in/34.5 (40.75, 44, 51, 58) cm)
- Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch
Materials you need at home:
- MC 50g/136yd/125m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Rowan Pure Wool DK (142yd/130m per 50g; 100% Wool))
- CC1, CC2 & CC3 25g/118yd/113 each
- 36yd/33m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. , * Pair 3.75mm/UK9/US5 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
- Tapestry needle
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