This hat was inspired by a raspberry beret, the kind you find in a second hand store, and by Kate’s love of Prince. It’s designed to look vintage, classic, and super fun in a bright color, all at the same time. Personalize yours further with a unique button choice. The sizing is extra flexible since the circumference can be customized based on button placement.
The hat starts with the brim worked flat, back and forth the long way with slipped stitches providing a bit of extra thickness and lessening the stretch. A buttonhole is worked at one end, and then some stitches are bound off at that end to make the button flap. The hat is then joined in the round, increased out in plain Stockinette Stitch, worked even for a short while, and then decreased for the crown. All increases and decreases are staggered to make for a smooth, round shape to the beret, and are hidden by the bouclé loops.
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Sizes Included: 18.25, 20.5" finished circumference (adjustable)
Yarn Weight: Sport
Yarn Line: Bubbly Bouclé
Needle Sizes: US 6 (4mm) 16" circular needles and DPNs or two circular needles for two circulars technique or 32" or longer circular needles for Magic Loop technique
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