Red Riding Hood Beret Pattern

Red Riding hood Beret

Slouchy Red Beret

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, I didn’t need this beret, but I wanted to make a slouchy, lacy, red beret from the yarn I had left over from my red cardigan….this is the result!

Lace pattern based on “Little and Large Diamonds”  from Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to knit from the Harmony Guides.

Materials:

180 yards Aran weight yarn – I used two skeins Debbie Bliss “Stella” (91 yards/83 meters per 50g skein, 60% silk, 20% cotton, 20% rayon), color 38009 (this yarn is discontinued).

1 US size 9 16” circular needle

1 US size 10 16” circular

1 US size 10 dpns (set of 4/5)

Gauge: 4sts/in in St st.

With smaller circular, CO 84 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 8 rnds. Switch to larger circular needle and work 2 repeats of lace chart.

Switch to dpns and work Dec rounds as follows:

Dec Rnd 1: K2tog around (42 sts)

Next Rnd: k2tog around (21 sts)

Next rnd: *k2tog* around, K1 (11 sts)

Next rnd: *k2tog* around, K1 (6 sts)

Break yearn w/ 6 inch tail and draw through sts. Weave in ends.

18
\ O O /
16
\ O O /
14
\ O O /
12
\ O O /
10
O Δ O
8
O / \ O
6
O / \ O
4
O / \ O
2
O / \ O
12 10 8 6 4 2
Knit
O Yarn over
/ K2tog
\ Ssk
Δ S1, k2tog, psso
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