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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cosy 'Velvet Flake' Beret

Well I never thought I would start wearing hats, I've never been a hat person.  The only exception being my Mistress Holly Claus headdress worn at appearances of Santa and Holly during December each year.  But due to certain meds I have to take now I really feel the cold these days, especially my head, which is where most of our body heat escapes.  So I crocheted myself a Beret, one specifically for Wendy 'Velvet Flake' yarn which is incredibly soft, feather-light and cosy to wear.  I like it so much I am going to crochet several in different colours.  It is easy to crochet and can be done in a day, the pattern is available as a pdf. Ravelry download from my designer page, or you can copy it from here.

Cosy ‘Velvet Flake’ Beret

TIP: Use a marker at the beginning of each row.
The band fits loosely, which is good if you have curly or wavy hair you don’t want flattened, but if necessary you can thread a length of shirring elastic through the band if you wish it to be more secure.
Ch. – chain, sl.st. - slip stitch, dc – double crochet, hdc – half double crochet.
Materials: 50g Wendy Velvet FlakeCrochet Hook 6mm - [J/10]
Crochet Hook 3.75mm - [F/5]

With 6mm – [J/10] crochet hook chain 5 and join into ring with a sl.st.
Row 1. *ch. 5, sl.st. into ring, repeat from * 6 more times, ch. 2, dc into base of first ch. 5 loop. (8 loops)
Row 2. sl.st. in last loop made, * ch. 5, sl.st. in next loop, repeat from * to last loop, ch. 2, dc into sl.st. of first loop.
Row 3. sl.st in last loop made, * ch. 5, sl.st. into next loop, ch. 5, sl.st. into same loop, repeat from * ending with ch. 2 and dc into sl.st. of ch. 5 of beginning loop. (16 loops)
Row 4. Repeat Row 2.
Row 5. Repeat Row 3. (32 loops)
Row 6. Repeat Row 2.
Row 7. Repeat Row 3. (64 loops)
Rows 8 though 11, repeat Row 2.
Row 12. ch. 1, hdc into same loop, work a hdc into each loop, sl.st. into first hdc.
Change to 3.75mm [F/5] crochet hook 
Rows 13 through 15, repeat Row 12.  Fasten off. 

Jackie S Brooks Design

1 comment:

Vilt og vakkert said...


I always wear berets during cold winters. I have them in orange, , blue, black and different colors of lilac, one striped inherited from my mother.
I like the one you have crocheted yourself. May be I one day make my own ;:OD)
Spring's soon here ♥

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