A knitting pattern by Elizabeth Sullivan
This retro beret pattern is inspired by the mod style of the 1960s. The reverse woven stitch band provides a perfect place to showcase a one-of-a-kind button. A shell-like whorl is created by ridges that spiral inward from the band to the crown of the hat. The ceramic button featured here was hand-made by Laura Sheppard.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Band circumference: 20½"
Body circumference: 22¾"
19 sts and 26 rnds = 4" in St st, worked in the rnd.
160 yds worsted weight
Shown in Sweet Paprika Staccato, 1 skein Shady Grove.
Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle, 16" (40cm) long
Size 7 (4.5mm) set of double-pointed needles or
40" (100cm) circular needle, for magic loop method
Stitch markers, yarn needle, one button