Friday, April 26, 2013

Crochet a Cotton Beret



 Hi there,

This is one of my favorite projects I have made and am wanting to share it with you.  It is such a light weight beret and easy to wear.  This has part 1 and part 2!



The instructions and the video are below, so you can follow along, The intro has some bloopers for fun,  just click on the link
Hope you have fun!

I used the Red Heart Crochet Thread size 3 and  3.5mm hook.  The thread size 3 is the important part.
Part 1
Part 2


Cotton Beret
Sc = single crochet,  Dc = double crochet,  Sp = space,  Tr = treble,  St = stitch, 
Ch = chain,  * * = work all in between the stars,  Tog = together,  yo – yarn over, rep = repeat, ss = slip stitch

Dc Cluster =  yo, hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops on hook (2 loops left on hook), yo hook into st required to go into, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops on hook, do this to all 5dc, after the 5th dc yo and pull yarn thru all 6 stitches at once (except beg 5dc cluster which is 5 st)

2Tr cluster = yo twice, hook into st required, pull up a loop, yo, and draw hook thru 2 st, yo and thru 2 st, do this process into the next required st and then yo and pull through all 3 loops at end

I used the Red Heart Crochet Thread size 3 and  3.5mm hook.  The thread size 3 is the important part not the make.


1.     Ch3, ss in 1st ch to form a ring

2.    Ch5 (which stands as 1dc, ch2), *1dc in the ring, 2ch* rep in the stars till you have 8dc, end with the 2ch and ss in the 3rd ch of beginning ch5

3.    Ss into 1st 2ch sp, Ch 7 (which stands for 1dc, ch4) *1dc, ch4 in next sp* rep till end (8dc) ending with ch4


4.    Ss in the 3rd ch, ss in the 1st ch4 sp, ch3 sc in the same ch sp, ch3 sc in the dc,* ch3 sc in next ch sp, 3ch sc in the dc*, rep to end finishing with ss in the 1st ch sp (so including that 1st ch sp you should have 17 ch3 spaces)
( when you make the sc into the last ch sp, make another ch3 and a sc into the "dc" below, and then make another ch3 and ss into the 1st ch sp) THIS IS THE ENDING SUMMARIZED

5.    Ch3 (1st dc) 3dc in same ch sp, *4dc in each ch sp* (17x4 = 68dc)rep to end, ss into 3rd ch of 1st ch of the ch 3


6.    Ch3 (standing for 1st dc) 1 dc in each of the next 3dc, ch1, *1dc in each of  the next 4dc ch1* repeat to end ending with ch1 and ss in the 3rd  ch of the ch3

7.    3ch (1st dc) 1dc in next dc, 2dc in the next 1dc, 1dc in next dc (=5dc in the 4dc,  you increased) ch2, *5dc in the 4dc ch2*rep to end, ending with ch2 and ss in the 3rd ch

8.    Ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 4dc, ch2, *1dc in each of the next 5dc, ch2* rep to end ending with ch2, ss in 3rd ch

9.    Ch3, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, ch3, *1dc in each of the next 5dc, ch3* rep to end ending with ch3 and ss into the 3rd ch

10.                       Ch3, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, ch4, *1dc in each of the next 5dc, ch4* rep to end ss in 3rd ch

11.                       Ch3, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, 5ch, * 1dc in each of the        next 5d, ch5* rep to end ending with ss in 3rd ch

12.  Rows 12 thru 18 do the same as row 11 (this forms the   fullness of your beret, so you can do more or less if you like)

 19.   Ch 3, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, *ch1 3sc in the 5ch sp, ch1, 1dc in each of the next 5dc* rep to end ending with ch1, 3sc ch1, ss in 3rd ch

20.  ch3, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, 1ch 1sc in each of the next 3sc, ch1, *1dc in each of the next 5dc, ch1, 1sc in each of the next 3sc, ch1* to end ending with ch1 1sc in next 3sc, ch1, ss in 3rd ch

21.  ch3, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, *ch3, 1sc in each of the next 3sc, 3ch, 1dc in each of next 5dc* rep, ending with ch3, 1sc in each of the next 3sc, ch3, ss in 3rd ch

22.  ch3, 5 dc cluster, ch4, 1sc in each of next 3sc, ch 4, *5dc cluster, ch4, 1sc in each of the next 3sc, ch4* repeat to end ending with ch4, 1sc in each of the next 3sc, ch4, ss into the top of the 5dc cluster

23.  *ch5, 2Tr cluster in the middle of the 1st 4ch sp and in the middle of the 2nd 4ch sp, ch5, sc into top of the 5dc cluster* rep till back at the ch5 made in the beginning and ss into the 3rd ch

24.  ch3(counts as first dc), 2dc in the 1st ch sp, *3dc in the next ch sp* rep this all around to end and ss in the 3rd ch

25.  ch 3, 1dc in the next dc, *The 3dc from previous round is now reduced to 2dc so do 2dc over the next 3dc* all the way around, ss in the 3rd ch

26.  sc in each dc all the way around

27.  If you want it tighter, ss in each sc all the way around

Let me know if you have any struggles!
Enjoy your day
Gill

3 comments:

  1. How many yards of Cotton do you need to make the hat?

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  2. I love the hat but don't have access to red heart yarn what can I use instead? Tried it will style craft dk cotton it came out massive.

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    1. You need size 3 merchandized cotton yarn of any brand

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