Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Buttoned Beret
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Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Buttoned Beret

Here’s the perfect beret to take you all around town. It’s finished with a pair of wooden buttons for a fetching accent.

Designed by Jodi Lewanda

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ “Full o’ Sheep™”: 1 ball 2550 Plummy
  • Circular Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] 16"
  • Double Pointed Needles: One set 4.5mm [US 7]
  • Place Markers (8)
  • 2 Buttons 1" Diameter
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

One size fits most. Hat circumference: 21".
 

GAUGE:
17 sts = 4"; 29 rounds = 4" in Seed stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
 

Special Abbreviation: Ssk: Slip 2 sts knitwise one at a time to right needle, insert point of left needle into front of sts, and knit them together.

Notes: After working cuff, hat is worked in the round. As stitches are decreased and no longer fit on circular needles, divide them among 3 double pointed needles to complete.
 

K1, p1 Rib (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: (Right Side): K1, * p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: P1,* k1, p1; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for K1, p1 rib.
 

Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Round 1: * K1, p1; repeat from around.
Round 2: * P1, k1; repeat from * around (that is, p the knit sts and k the purl sts).
 

BERET
With circular needles, cast on 87 sts. Do not join, but work back and forth in rows.
 

BRIM
Begin with Row 1, work 3 rows in K1, p1 rib.
Buttonhole Row (Wrong Side): Rib 3, yo, p2tog, rib to end of row.
Continue in rib for 3 rows.
 

Next Row (Wrong Side): Bind off first 7 sts for tab, rib to end of row–80 sts.
 

Setup Pattern
Next Row: * Inc by k into front and back of next st, [p1, k1] 4 times, inc by p into front and back of next st, place marker; repeat from * across, omitting last marker.–96 sts.
 

Join
Place marker for beginning of round and join to complete Beret as follows:
Next Round: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.
Next Round: * Inc by p into front and back of next st, [k1, p1] 5 times, inc by k into front and back of next st; repeat from * around–112 sts.
Keeping continuity of pattern, work even in Seed st until piece measures 4" from joining, end with Round 1.
 

Setup Crown Pattern and Shaping
Round 1: * [P1, k1] 2 times, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 2 times, k1; repeat from * around–104 sts.
Round 2: * [K1, p1] 2 times, k2, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, repeat from * around.
Round 3: * [P1, k1] 4 times, k1, [p1, k1] 2 times; repeat from * around.
Round 4: * K1, p1, k1, P2tog, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; repeat from * around–88 sts.
Round 5: * [P1, k1] 2 times, [k1, p1] 3 times, k1; repeat from * around.
Round 6: * [K1, p1] 3 times, k1, [k1, p1] 2 times; repeat from * around.
Round 7: * P1, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, p1, k1; repeat from * around–72 sts.
Round 8: * K1, p1, k2, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1; repeat from * around.
Round 9: * [P1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * around.
Round 10: * K1, p1, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, p1; repeat from * around–56 sts.
Round 11: * P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1; repeat from * around.
Round 12: * K1, p1, k4, p1; repeat from * around.
Round 13: * P1, ssk, k2, k2tog; repeat from * around–40 sts.
Round 14: * K1, p1, k2, p1; repeat from * around.
Round 15: * P1, k4; repeat from * around.
Round 16: * K1, k3tog, p1; repeat from * around–24 sts.
Round 17: * P1, k2; repeat from * around.
Round 18: * K3tog; repeat from * around–8 sts.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly to secure.
 

FINISHING
Overlap tab 1" and mark placement on cuff for first button opposite buttonhole. Mark placement for second button on cuff 1" to the left of first button (no buttonhole). Sew buttons to cuff. Weave in yarn ends.

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