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The Poet Beret

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein Lion Brand® Homespun® yarn: Edwardian or color of choice
  • Cochet hook size K-10.5 or size needed for gauge
  • Large-eyed blunt needle

GAUGE:

10 sc + 10 rows = 4".

DIRECTIONS:

Beret is worked in joined rnds, beg at top. Finished circumference 20" will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Ch 3.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st); join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in next st, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 10 sc and 10 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 1, 2 sc) in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 8 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc – 20 sc and 10 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc (2nd sc of first 2-sc group), 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 8 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc – 30 sc and 10 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 5: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 8 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc and 10 ch-1 sps.
Rnds 6-9: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * 8 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc – 80 sc and 10 ch-1 sps at the end of Rnd 9.
Rnds 10-13: Sl st in next sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next 2 sc, sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * 8 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 14-17: Sl st in each of next 2 sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next 3 sc, sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * 8 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc and 10 ch-1 sps and the end of Rnd 17.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc – 50 sc.
Rnds 19-22: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

TOP LOOP
From RS, join yarn with sl st at center top of Beret, ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing. Fold piece in half and sew end of loop to Beret.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ning)(s)
ch = chain
ch-sp = chain space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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