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Pleated Beret


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  • Seamless
  • Textured
  • Worked In The Round

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Pattern Details

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. Yarn: 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 yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK (136yd/124m per 50g; 100% Wool) Gauge: 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 Sizes: 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

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Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With a background in industrial, sculptural and fine art Textiles, these influences can be seen in her work; having always been a lover of Hats and a life-long knitter, she enjoys bringing these different aspects together. Constantly fascinated with unusual construction techniques, developing stitch combinations and techniques to achieve a unique, versatile piece, Woolly Wormhead is always encouraging knitters and crocheters to be more adventurous.