Finally! I know I’d promised a beret pattern last fall and was unable to post one, but today is the day! This beret is the matching hat to Penny’s Scarf, a crochet pattern I posted two weeks ago that features the Tunisian Braided Puff Stitch.
Want the written pattern? Check out the available PDF pattern options below! Each PDF pattern can be instantly downloaded and saved to any device, and is full of photos, notes, stitch descriptions, and a whole lot of love! You can buy Penny’s Beret and Scarf pattern as a bundle, or individually.
Let’s talk yarn, sizing, and hooks!
First, I should mention that this pattern was designed to be crocheted using a fingering yarn. While you can substitute other yarn weights, please note that the drape and feel of the beret will change if you use a different weight yarn. The size will also very from that of the original pattern.
You will need to crochet two threads of fingering yarn simultaneously, throughout the pattern. For those of you that prefer to use a single thread, you can substitute the fingering yarn for a sport or DK yarn and still use the 4 mm hook. As mentioned before, this will change the pattern a bit, so you may have to play around with it to make it work.
For those of you not in the U.S., you may have a difficult time finding Woolike yarn (the yarn I used in the tutorial). It is exclusively sold at Michaels stores, and while you can find it on Amazon in some places, it retails for around $12 a skein (as opposed to the $3 you’d pay at Michaels). So if you ind yourself Woolike-less, don’t fret, you can use any fingering yarn you prefer. Just remember to double-up the thread.
For this pattern, you will need a double-ended Tunisian hook. Depending on where you are in the world, you will have access to different sizes and lengths. Please note that I used a 4 mm hook to make this beret. The hook in the tutorial is a custom-made hook. I talked about these hooks in a video a few weeks back, you can find it below, but know that you can use any 4 mm double-ended hook you have handy.
If you would like a hook like the one I used in the tutorial, you can find them on Etsy, in the Nifty Cliffts shop, for around $9 each, plus shipping. If you do not see your country in the shipping options, email Kenny (the shop owner). He’ll find out how much shipping costs and get back to you, so be sure to send him your shipping info so he can get that figured out.
This beret is an adult size. You can, with some simple math, resize the hat to suit your needs.
The pattern is crocheted in multiples of 7. So when you crochet your brim, you will need to crochet your rows in multiples of 7 and count them like so:
Foundation row = row 1
Knit and Purl rows = rows 2-104
Bind off row = row 105
105 is a multiple of 7, which is what we were looking for. Once you complete the brim size you need, you can continue crocheting the rest of the pattern as directed.
Please note: if you are crocheting this pattern for a baby, or a small child, you may need to adjust the number of rounds for the hat portion of the pattern. I have not made this hat in children or baby sizes, so know that when you email me asking about how many rows to crochet if you are making this for your best friend’s baby, I will give you my best guess, not a tested row count.
I think that about covers all of the questions I normally get for hat patterns, but feel free to leave a comment, email me, or leave a comment on the tutorial if you have any questions not answered by this post.