Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Crochet Pattern: Lace Beret

crochet beret nephithyrionI've been receiving a lot of emails lately asking for the pattern of this beret (pictured right). This was originally posted here. And because this hat was a fluke while following a cloche hat pattern from a Japanese book, I had to make adjustments so as not to copy directly from the original pattern. That way everyone could make this hat.


MATERIALS
2 mm hook
Monaco Acrylic 3-ply yarn (3 skeins) - This is a local brand of the Philippines.

STITCHES
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
dc cl - double crochet cluster (instructions on how to do this) - This pattern uses 2 dc cl and 3 dc cl.
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch

I will also be using the term string to mean a group of chain stitches.

STEPS
NOTE: This is a circular pattern. The image below shows the first four rounds in linear arrangement. Make a Magic Ring then proceed to round 1.

crochet pattern: lace beret

Round 1
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), ch 1, [dc and ch 1] 11 times, sl st to the third beginning ch to complete the circle. (count: 12 dc)
Round 2 (please refer to image above)
ch 3, 2 dc cl, [ch 5, 3 dc cl] 11 times, ch 2 then dc to the beginning cluster. (count: 12 strings)
Round 3 (please refer to image above)
ch 3, 2 dc, [on next string 3 dc cl, ch 6, 3 dc cl] 11 times,  3 dc cl on next string, ch 2 then dc to the beginning cluster. (count: 12 strings)
Round  4
This is an increasing round. Following the image above, make 2 sc on every other next string. We start with 1 sc on the first string from row 3. Make 5 ch. Then sc, 5 ch, sc on the next string from row 3. Make 5 ch, then sc on the next string from row 3. Make 5 ch. Then sc, 5 ch, sc on the next string from row 3, and so on. Finish off with ch 2 and dc to the beginning sc. (count: 18 strings)
Round 5
Same as round 4 without increasing. Start with a sc, then 5 ch. Repeat this pattern and finish off with ch 2 then dc to the beginning sc. (count: 18 strings)
Round 6
This is an increasing round. Follow the same pattern as round 4, but this time, make 2 sc on every 3rd string. (count: 24 strings)
Rounds 7-9
Same as round 6 without increasing.  (count: 24 strings)
Round 10
This is an increasing round. Follow the same pattern as round 4, but this time, make 2 sc on every 4th string. (count: 30 strings)
Rounds 11-12
Same as round 10 without increasing.  (count: 30 strings)
Round 13
Follow the pattern of round 3, but this time with only 5 ch per string. (count: 30 strings)
Rounds 14-19
Same as round 10 without increasing.  (count: 30 strings)
Round 20
Same as round 13. (count: 30 strings)
Rounds 21-23
Same as round 10 without increasing.  (count: 30 strings)

For a slouchier hat, add more rounds. To make the band, start with 3 dc per string. That would be 90 dc all around. Decrease if necessary to fit head. For my hat, I had 3 rounds of dc for the band.


crochet pattern: lace beret measurements


Please report any errors.

NOTE: This free pattern is for personal use only. Also, selling and posting this pattern as your own is not allowed, unless you are making a translation to another language (but with a link to this post). Thank you!


12 comments:

  1. Another beautiful project.

    ...ug hangtud karon di gihapon ko kahibaw mo crochet.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family too!

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  2. This is a beautiful beret! I made one last week while I was snowed in. I used worsted weight acrylic, and it turned out a bit larger than intended, but it is still beautiful and fun to wear. As I looked at the pictures more closely, I noticed that it seems like little picots are present in the spot where the chains join together with the rest of the hat to form the webbing. Is this so? I believe it is in the row 4 chains and joins.

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    1. I'm glad it turned out well. Yes, there are picots in some rows of the original pattern (from the Japanese book). That's one of the changes I made in publishing this pattern.

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  3. Very beautiful and great job.
    Thank you for sharing with us !!

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  4. Hi, I'm lost at row 4, how do I arrive at 18 strings from 2 sc in ea string from row 3? Sure hope you (or anybody) can help.

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    1. Hello thanks for pointing that out. What I meant was, 2 sc on every other next string. So from the image above, since we started with 1 sc on the first string in row 3, on the next string there should be 2 sc, then 1 sc on the next string, then 2 sc on the next, and so on...

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    2. I'm sorry, but the pattern I'm looking at doesn't have any sc? I'm missing something lol, Help!

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  5. OK, I'm starting to get it! What I previously meant was, I didn't see any sc in row 3 and I am now paying more attention to the graph..thank you for your patience, I might have to ask for more guidance..hoping that's ok :)

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  6. Hello! How do I maintain 18 strings in round 5? I'm confused as to how to repeat the pattern of round 4 in the following row. Thanks for your guidance, I'm excited to finish this beautiful pattern!

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    1. Hello. Please refer to the image pattern for this. In row four, you finish off with 2 chains and 1 dc to the first sc, right? This makes your loop stay in the middle of the string. You can then start row 5 with a sc. Continue with string and sc pattern, without increasing.

      Thank you for your question. I may have to add this instruction above.

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  7. I just made this using thread yarn. I did another expansion row after doing the 2nd time of doing the cluster row, about every 3rd. Also, did extra rows to make it big enough.
    Very pleased. thanks for the pattern. Hope to do it again with regular yarn.
    Thanks again!

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