Studio Beret Using Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky
With Gallic or Highland flare, a beret or tam is flattering on virtually everyone. Its slightly slouchy shape can be pulled this way and that for style or down over the ears for warmth. The Studio Beret is made with a tall band, roomy crown, and a chunky-weight yarn knit on smaller needles for a little more sculptable structure and warmth.
We knit this Studio Beret in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky. A wonderful, huggable yarn, it blends the softness of alpaca with the springy reliability of Peruvian Highland wool, while the chunky gauge ensures your beret will be a quick knit.
Details given for smallest size; larger sizes in parentheses ( ). When only one number is given it applies to all sizes.
S (M, L): Approx. 18 (19, 20)"/46 (48, 51)cm around band, 8½ (9, 9¾)"/21.5 (23, 25)cm deep, and 10 (10½, 11)"/25.5 (26.5, 28)cm diameter at widest point, after blocking.
To fit 20½–21½ (21½–22½, 22½–23½)"/52–54.5 (54.5–57, 57–60)cm head, with approx. 2½–3½"/6–9cm negative ease at band.
1 (1, 2) skein(s) Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (131 yds/120m each).
Shown in size S in Color 7207, Salt and Pepper, size M in Color 7245, Pitch Black and size L in Color 7201, Winter Winter.
Or approx. 105 (120, 135)yds/96 (110, 124)m of chunky-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular needles and set of 5 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
US 5 (3.75mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or 1 size smaller than gauge needle.
7 locking markers (one in contrast color).
Darning needle to finish.
Dinner plate (or sturdy cardboard wrapped in plastic film) approx. 10 (10½, 11)"/25.5 (26.5, 28)cm in diameter and 1 yd/m smooth waste yarn for blocking.
Approx. 17 sts/25 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
COLOR: 7201 Winter White. Creamy ivory.
COLOR: 7206 Light Grey. Heathery blend of light greys.
COLOR: 7207 Salt and Pepper. Medium heathery charcoal grey.
COLOR: 7245 Pitch Black. Inky black.
COLOR: 7277 Peat Mix. Heathery pine and forest greens.
COLOR: 7279 Potting Soil Mix. Warm browns.
COLOR: 7288 Blueberry Mix. Dark blueberry blue with a touch of purple.
COLOR: 7292 Tigers Eye. Heathery coppers and golden tans.
COLOR: 72171 Berry Pie Mix. Berries, plums, and vivid purple.
COLOR: 72182 Indigo Mix. Tealy navy and purple.
COLOR: 72183 Garnet Mix. Dark red plum swirled with vivid violet blue.
COLOR: 72170 Cerulean Mix. Blended greeny-blues and turquoise, with hints of purple and gold.
COLOR: 7289 Charcoal. Perfect dark charcoal.
COLOR: 7281 Redwood Mix. Warm brick red.
COLOR: 72189 Barley. Pale oatmeal.
Digital Studio Beret pattern (Download).
Printed Studio Beret pattern (Requires shipping).