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