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Topic: Cabled Beret or une petit jaunty chapeau! *Now with Pattern!*  (Read 3993 times)
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« on: October 16, 2006 05:09:44 PM »

After searching high and low for a suitable beret pattern I was pointed to this pattern: http://www.thegarterbelt.com/wb_lastminutepurl.html by a few people so I took that, added some simple cables and kinda winged it and ended up with this:

close up of side/top & cable action

It's made out of Misti Cotton (http://www.mistialpaca.com/catalog.php?collection=9&page=0) in Eggplant. It's 83% cotton, 17% silk, & dreamy to knit with. I think I'll have to make a wool one when it starts to get colder though!

Here's my modified version of the pattern!

I used a set of 5 US size 9 DPNs (5.5 mm). You may want to use a size smaller for the ribbing so it stays on your head better. Oh also, if you decided to cast on less stitches (72), you won't have enough to do the last cable round.

CO 80 stitches and divide evenly among the needles (20sts) each. Place stitch marker every 10 sts. (I just put one in the middle of all the sts on each needle and think of it as an imaginary marker when I switch needles. Make sense?)

Join in the round and work in 2 x 2 rib for 8 rounds.

Row 9: (Increasing) *K2, M1; Rep from * to end.

Row 10-15: Knit

Row 16: *CF6, K to marker; Rep from * to end.

Row 17-23: Repeat Rows 10-16

Row 24: (Decreasing round 1) *K3, K2tog; Rep from * to end.

Row 25-29: Knit

Row 30: *CF6, K to marker; Rep from * to end.

Row 31: (Decreasing round 2) *K2, K2tog; Rep from * to end.

Row 32-37: Repeat Rows 25-30

Row 38: (Decreasing round 3): *K1, K2tog; Rep from * to end.

Row 39-43: Repeat Rows 25-29

Row 44: CF6; Rep to end

Row 45: (Decreasing round 4): K2tog; Rep to end.

Row 46: (Decreasing round 5): K2tog; Rep to end.

Row 47: (Decreasing round 6): K2tog; Rep to end. (6 sts remaining)

Leaving a 12 inch tail, cut off yarn and draw through remaining stitches. Pull tail through to the inside of the hat and pull tight & fasten. Weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

xo Lizbot
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006 05:50:45 PM »

i'd like a pattern... though i never really wear hats. but if i did, i'd wear this one Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006 05:53:07 PM »

that is such an awesome toque/hat-ish thingie. hehe whatever you wanna call it, its super!
if you could post a pattern, that would be great
=) good job.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006 05:53:32 PM »

« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006 05:56:00 PM »

That's beautiful, I would love a pattern.
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006 06:12:13 PM »

great job
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006 07:09:12 PM »

I have been looking to make a hat just like this! I, too, would love a pattern for it.

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Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006 09:56:00 PM »

This is so cute! Those modifications sure paid off-- I don't think the original pattern is something I would even consider knitting, but your hat definitely is. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006 11:39:38 AM »

I've added the pattern to my post at the top. Thanks for all the comments!


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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2006 11:48:21 AM »

what a great hat! this is exactly what i've been looking for, but i don't knit - is there anyone who does who would be interested in a trade or a commissioned order from me?
please pm me if so!

thanks Smiley


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