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Published on November 10th, 2016 | by Kath Webber

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Not your granny’s beret

Inspired by 1960s Parisian chic, Kath Webber’s mid-century beret is a cinch in granny stitch, with easy decreases and looks perfect with red lipstick and Breton tops. Truly the ideal autumn accessory!

You will need:

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  • 2 x MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran in Teal or Mustard
  • 3.5mm hook

Abbreviations: ch chain; tr treble; tr2tog treble 2 together; ss slip stitch

Pattern

Make 5ch, join with ss to make a ring

1. 3ch (counts as a tr), 1tr into ring, 1ch, (2tr, 1ch) 5 more times into the ring, ss to 3-ch to join. You’ll have 18 sts in total- 6 groups of 2tr and 6 dc.

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2. Slip stitch across the next 2tr ready to work into the next 1-ch sp. For round 2, Make 3ch (to count as the first tr), 1tr, 1ch, 2tr, 1ch into the same ch sp. (2tr, 1ch, 2tr, 1ch) into each of next remaining 5 1-ch spaces. Join with a ss to the 3rd of the initial 3-ch.

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3. Slip stitch across into the next 1-ch sp. To begin round 3, make 3ch (to count as a 1tr), 2tr, and 1ch into the same ch sp. Continue the round by making (3tr, 1ch) into each 1-ch sp around. Join with a ss to the 3rd of 3-ch.  Slip stitch across into the next 1-ch.

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4. Round 4 is worked in a similar way to round 3, but with 2-ch between each group of 3-tr. So, make 3ch (to count as the first tr), 2tr, 2ch into the first ch sp, then make (3tr, 2ch) into each of the remaining 11 ch sps. Join with a ss to the the 3rd of 3-ch. For round 5, slip st across into the next ch sp. Make 3 ch (to count as the first tr), (2tr, 1ch, 3tr) into the same ch sp. To continue the round, make (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) into each ch sp around, then join with a ss to the 3rd of the initial 3-ch.

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5. Rounds 6 & 7 are worked the in the same way as round 3.

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6. Slip stitch across into the next ch sp, and make 3ch to count as the first tr in the round. Make 2tr and 1ch into the same ch sp. *(3tr, 1ch, 3tr) into next ch sp, 1ch, 3tr into next ch sp, 1ch. Rpt from * 10 times, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr,1ch) into final ch sp, join with ss to 3rd of 3-ch.

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7. Rounds 9 & 10 are worked in the same way as round 3.

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8. Round 11 is worked in the same way as round 4.

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9. Slip stitch in to the next ch sp. Make 3ch, 2tr into same ch sp. *(3tr, 1ch, 3tr, 1ch) into next ch sp, (3tr, 1ch) into each of next 2 ch sp. Rpt from *10 more times, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr, 1ch) into next ch sp, (3tr, 1ch) last ch sp, join with ss to 3rd of 3-ch. Rounds 13, 14 & 15 are worked in the same way as round 3.

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10. The first decrease round (16) helps the shaping. Make 3ch (to count as 1tr), then make 1tr into each of next 2 tr, miss 1ch, (1tr into each of next 3 tr, miss 1-ch) around, join with ss to 3-ch.

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11. The three rounds feature the same decrease style- for rounds 17 & 18, work 3ch (for the first tr), tr2tog, then repeat (1tr into next tr, tr2tog) until the end. For the final round, make 3 ch (to count as 1tr), 1tr into next st, then tr2tog, then repeat (1tr into each of next 2 sts, tr2tog) into next st, join with a ss to the the initial 3-ch, then fasten off and weave in your ends.

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About the Author

Kath has been a yarn fancier since 2008 when she crocheted her first granny square. Now a designer, mother, writer and prolific faffer, Kath spends her time stroking yarn and is still searching for the perfect mustard merino... Suggestions welcomed!




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