Red Riding hood 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.
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.
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