GRACEFUL SOFT MESH BERET

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Skill level: Easy

Size:  Teen/Adult – stretches to fit up to 23” head circumference; 9.5” diameter when laid flat

 Materials:

200 yds. soft worsted wt. yarn (sample shown in Caron “Simply Soft”, 100% acrylic)

Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

 

Gauge: 11 sts & 16 rows = 4” in single crochet on size H/8 (5 mm) hook

Pattern notes: Beret is worked in joined rounds from center top of crown down to lower brim, edged with a final round of reverse single crochet.

Stitches/Terms: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), increase (inc), loop (lp), reverse single crochet (rev sc), round (rnd), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st)

Special stitches:

Reverse single crochet (rev sc): Single crochet in each stitch as directed, working from left to right (instead of in the usual direction from right to left).

 

Beret

Note: Beret is worked in joined rounds. Do not turn at end of each round, but continue in same direction on every round.

Rnd 1:  Ch 4, join into ring (or use disappearing loop beginning method: wind yarn around forefinger once, insert hook into loop, yo, pull loop through ring), ch 3, work 11 dc over strands of ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn (12 dc)

Rnd 2: *Ch 5, sc in next dc, rep from * around, end by joining with ch 2, dc at base of beg ch-5, do not turn (12 ch lps)

Rnds 3-5: Ch 1, sc in same lp, *ch 5, sc in next lp, rep from * around, end by joining with ch 2, dc in beg sc, do not turn (12 ch lps)

Rnd 6 (inc rnd): Ch 1, sc in same lp, ch 5, sc in same lp, *ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in same lp, rep from * around, end by joining with ch 2, dc in beg sc, do not turn (24 ch lps)

Rnds 7-14: Ch 1, sc in same lp, *ch 5, sc in next lp, rep from * around, end by joining with ch 2, dc in beg sc, do not turn (24 ch lps)

 

Brim:

Note: Do not work too tightly. Maintain a loose and even tension throughout brim rounds so hat can stretch to fit.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same lp, *2 sc in next lp, rep from * around, ending with sc in last lp, join with sl st, do not turn (48 sc)

Rnds 16-18: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st, do not turn (48 sc)

 

Edging:

Rnd 19: Ch 1, work rev sc (see Special Stitches) in ea sc around, join with sl st (48 rev sc). Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

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