Sunday, September 5, 2010

Knit Cabled Beret Pattern

Knit Cabled Beret Pattern designed by Marilyn Losee

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One size


Beret measures approximately 22" in circumference by 8" tall


Caron International's Simply Soft Quick (100% acrylic; 3 oz/85 g, 50 yds/46 m skein): 2 skeins

Shown in: #0016 Black

One circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm), 16 or 24" long

One circular needle size US 11 (8 mm), 16 or 24" long, or size to obtain gauge

One set of double pointed needles (dpn) size US 11 (8 mm)

Cable needle

Stitch marker

Yarn Needle

Row counter (optional)


In Stockinette stitch, 10 sts and 15 rows = 4"/10 cm, using larger needle


C4B: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to back, k2, k2 from cable needle.

C4F: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle.

k2tog (decrease): Knit 2 sts together through the front loops.

M1: Make 1 (increase) – Lift strand between needles to LH needle and work strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.


Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit every round.

1 x 1 rib (multiple of 2 sts)

Round 1: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.

Round 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.

Repeat Row 2 for 1 x 1 rib.

Cable Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 1)

Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.

Round 3: K1, * C4F, k4; repeat from * around.

Rounds 4 – 6: Knit

Round 7: * C4B, k4; repeat from * around to last st, k1.

Round 8: Knit.

Repeat Rounds 1 – 8 for Cable pattern.


Beret may be made larger or smaller by changing needle sizes.

Place a marker (pm) at beginning of round, and move up each round.


Using smaller needle, loosely cast on 52 sts.

Join, being careful not to twist sts; pm for beginning of round.

Begin St st; work even for 4 rounds.

Change to 1 x 1 rib; work even for 6 rounds.

Shape Brim

Increase 21 sts around as follows: [K2, M1] 21 times, knit to end of round—73 sts.

Change to larger needle; knit 1 round, increasing 8 sts evenly around—81 sts.

Establish Pattern

Begin Cable patt; work Rounds 3 – 8 once, Rounds 1 – 8 once.

Shape Crown

Note: Change to double pointed needles on Round 7, or as needed.

Rounds 1, 2 and all even numbered rounds: Knit.

Round 3: K1, * C4F, k1, k2tog, k1; repeat from * around—71 sts remain.

Round 5: * K5, k2tog; repeat from * around to last st, k1—61 sts remain.

Round 7: * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around to last st, k1—41 sts remain.

Round 9: * k2tog; repeat from * around to last st, k1—21 sts remain.

Round 11: Repeat Round 9—11 sts remain.

Round 12: Repeat Round 2.

Cut yarn, leaving an 18" tail.


Thread yarn needle with tail, run tail through remaining sts; pull to gather top and fasten off securely.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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