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Beret Hat Knitting Pattern {Fisherman’s Rib}


This Fisherman’s rib beret hat knitting pattern is a great project for an advanced beginner.

This beret is finished off with a pom pom sewn into the center on top.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab an inexpensive printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Fisherman's rib beret hat

A Knitted Beret For Straight Needles

The beret was knit flat – back and forth on straight needles.

It is then seamed using an invisible seam, the mattress stitch.

This hides the seam so you can’t see it at all, only on the inside.

The hat is really easy for anyone who is new to knitting and wants to make something amazing for themselves or to gift!

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Slouchy beret with pom pom

A Beret Hat

This beret has been knit with bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn and was a joy to knit in The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters.

It has a ribbed brim and the main body is knit in Fisherman’s rib, it has just enough slouch but is also really stylish to wear!

You can see more beret patterns here:

Knitted red beret hat

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Red beret hat outfit

Fisherman’s Rib Beret Hat Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Easy


This Red Beret Knitting Pattern will allow you to create a slouchy beret in a fisherman rib stitch pattern.

This beret is knit flat – back and forth on straight needles and seamed to finish.

*Please note this beret pattern is the same pattern as the Sky Boat Beret Pattern, just knit in a different yarn and a pom pom has been added.

Copyright Info

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  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
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  • To fit a regular-sized head (around 22 inches).
  • Diameter – 10 inches/26 cms

Gauge – 10×10 cm/4×4 inches= 10 sts/14 rows using larger needles in pattern.

chunky knit beret the petite wool

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 x We Are Knitters – The Petite Wool (100g) in the color – Red.
  • Please note that the yarn used is made with 100% wool.
  • You can substitute with any Bulky/Chunky/12 Ply.
  • Yarn weight – Bulky Weight Yarn.


Notions + Pom Pom Maker

  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Pom Pom Maker – Clover 2.5 inches/65mm
Knitted beret fisherman's rib stitch


  • Beg – Beginning
  • Cont – Continue
  • CO – Cast on
  • Foll – Following
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • P1B – Purl one stitch below
  • P3tog – Purl the next 3 stitches together
  • Patt – Pattern
  • SL1K – Slip one stitch knit ways
  • St – Stitch
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
Knitted red beret outfit


With 7 mm (US 10.5) needles cast on 61 sts.

  • Row 1 (RS): K2, *P1, K1* rep from * to last st, K1.
  • Row 2 (WS): K1, *P1, K1* rep from * to end.
  • Rep last 2 rows – 3 times more.

Change to 8mm (US 11) needles and work in patt as follows:

  • Row 1 (RS): SL1K, K1, *P1B, K1* rep from * to last st, K1.
  • Row 2: (WS): SL1K, *P1B, K1* rep from * to end.
  • Rep these 2 rows 7 times more, then 1st row again.


Keeping continuity of patt – shape as follows:

  • Next row: Patt 5, P3tog, (Patt 9, P3tog) 4 times, Patt 5. (51sts).
  • Work 2 rows.
  • Next row: Patt 4, P3tog (Patt 7, P3tog) 4 times, Patt 4. (41sts).
  • Work 2 rows.
  • Next row: Patt 3, P3tog (Patt 5, P3tog) 4 times, Patt 3. (31sts)
  • Work 2 rows.
  • Next row: Patt 2, P3tog (Patt 3, P3tog) 4 times, Patt 2. (21sts)
  • Work 2 rows.
  • Next row: SL1K, *P3tog, K1* rep from * to end. (11sts)

Making Up

Break yarn and thread through the rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

Using a flat seam – the mattress stitch – seam up the hat and weave in any loose ends.

Chunky knit beret

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  1. This is a lovely beret; however, I crochet. Is there any chance this could/would be made as a crochet pattern? I’m an “adventurous beginner” and would welcome the opportunity to make a crochet version. The symmetry is very appealing.

    Louise, thank you for this beauty!

    Warm regards,
    Carol Brown

    1. Hello Carol,
      I’m so happy you like the beret, I am designing items for fall/winter 22 so perhaps a beret could be in there somewhere.
      I’ll see what I can do.
      Happy making!

  2. How many stiches would you need if you did this in the round??? bc I lost my straight knitting needles that I mainly use 🙁

    1. Hello Dayna,
      You would cast on the same number of stitches to knit the hat in the round.
      But you can knit it flat with circular needles also – back and forth.
      I used my circulars to knit everything – I rarely use straight needles now.
      I hope that helps!