Pleated Beret

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The technical challenge with this beret lies with the knitted pleat formation near the crown, which help give this Hat its fullness and drape, making it a refreshing alternative to a regular beret.

Best worked in a yarn with good drape at a slightly loose gauge.


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166 [198, 233] yd/151 [180, 212] m
37yd/34m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Wendy Merino DK [126yd/115m per 50g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 21in/53cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Rowan Pure Wool DK [136yd/124m per 100g; 100% Wool]

22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
21 sts x 27 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch

To fit size: 19 [21, 23] in/48 [53, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 17.25 [19, 21] in/43.5 [48.5, 53.25] cm

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Knitted Pleats


Published August 2006

PDF file size: 3.3MB

Product code: WW028KPleatedBeret

Technical editor: Tana Pageler