Studio Beret Using Rowan Felted Tweed & Kidsilk Haze
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 with two strands of Rowan Felted Tweed and one strand of Kidsilk Haze held together throughout. A blend of wool, alpaca, and viscose, Felted Tweed’s rustic, yet refined, good looks are complemented by the silky softness of Kidsilk Haze, a blend of super kid mohair and silk. We just love how those flecks are muted and integrated into mohair’s halo! Plus, these two yarns have a wonderfully expansive color palette—so many options to play with! See even more on the Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze pages.
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.
2 (2, 2) skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each) and
1 (1, 1) skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze (230 yds/210m) held together throughout.
Shown in size M on 22"/56cm head in Felted Tweed Color 802 and Kidsilk Haze Color 690.
Or approx. 105 (120, 135) yds/96 (110, 124)m each of an equivalent DK-weight yarn held doubled and together with an equivalent lace-weight mohair 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 Adaptation
Please refer to the original pattern for complete instructions. Only changes are covered in this adaptation.
Holding one strand of each yarn together (i.e., 2 strands of Felted Tweed and 1 strand of Kidsilk Haze), cast on as directed in original pattern.
Continue following original pattern as directed, holding a strand of each yarn together throughout.
Digital Studio Beret pattern (Download).
Printed Studio Beret pattern (Requires shipping).
Free digital Studio Beret adaptation (Download).