Studio Beret Using Blue Sky Fibers Techno
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 our Studio Beret in the tech-savvy Blue Sky Fibers Techno. This multi-talented fiber has a core of silken mesh blown through with delicate baby alpaca fibers. Weightless and lofty, Techno’s soft and airy fuzz promises to keep you nice and warm.
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) Blue Sky Fibers Techno (120 yds/109m each).
Shown in size M on 22"/56cm head in Color 1988, Tranquil.
Or approx. 105 (120, 135)yds/96 (110, 124)m of chunky-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular needle 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.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital Studio Beret Pattern. (Download.)
Printed Studio Beret pattern. (Requires Shipping)
COLOR: 1970 Fame. Fluffy whipped cream.
COLOR: 1971 Metro Silver. Misty silver.
COLOR: 1974 Smoke. Medium smokey grey.
COLOR: 1975 Club Gray. Dark charcoal grey.
COLOR: 1984 Jive. Olive green.
COLOR: 1985 Mellow. Golden yellow.
COLOR: 1988 Tranquil. Darkest navy.
COLOR: 1989 Wicked. Deep wine with dark depths.
COLOR: 1973 Rogue. Tree bark in winter.
COLOR: 1983 Fringe. Oatmeal with brown sugar.
COLOR: 1986 Mood Ring. Strawberry ice cream.
COLOR: 1987 Serene. Early twilight sky blue.