Beret Pattern – Vintage

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Sweaters and Accessories

Beret Pattern

 

Simple to knit… it fits most girls’ and women’s sizes

COATS & CLARK’S “RED HEART” KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply (“Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins): 3 ounces of No. 909 Scarlet.

Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 10.

GAUGE: Pattern st—5 sts = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch.

RIBBED BAND … Starting at lower edge cast on 62 sts. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 2 inches. Next row: * K 1, inc one st in next st. Repeat from * across—93 sts. Now work in pattern as follows: 1st row: P across. 2nd row (right side): K 1, * holding yarn in back of work slip 1, k 1. Repeat from * across. 3rd row: P across. Note: Always slip sts with yarn in back of work. 4th row: K 2, * slip 1, k 1. Repeat from * across, ending with k 2 instead of k 1. Repeat last 4 rows for pattern.

Work in pattern until total length is about 8½ inches ending with 4th pattern row. Work decrease rows as follows: 1st row: P 1, * (p 2 tog) twice, p 2. Re­peat from * across, ending with p 2 tog—62 sts. 2nd row: * K 1, slip 1. Repeat from * across, ending with k 2. 3rd row: P across. 4th row: K 2, * slip 1, k 1. Re­peat from * across. 5th row: * P 2 tog. Repeat from * across—31 sts. Next 3 rows: Repeat 2nd, 3rd and 4th pattern rows. 9th row: * P 2 tog. Repeat from * across, ending with p 1. Break off leaving a 12-inch length of yarn. Thread the yarn into a needle and draw through re­maining 16 sts. Pull up tightly. Sew edges together for back seam.

 

This Free Vintage Pattern found on this site: http://freevintageknitting.com/free-hat-pattern/coats140/beret

 

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