This beret knitting pattern will knit up quickly and the finished item will definitely keep you looking stylish.
I wanted to share with you an easy flat knit beret, that you can make in around 2 hours and is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit.
This hat is not knit in the round, it is knit flat with straight needles and then seamed.
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Inspired By the Clan Mackenzie Berets From The Outlander Series
I designed three berets as part of my new Outlander Collection inspired by the clan Mackenzie.
This beret has been knit with Aran weight yarn/Worsted weight yarn/10 Ply yarn and has a good fit.
Just enough slouch but also really stylish to wear on a wintry day!
You can see more beret patterns here:
Knitted Beret Pattern Straight Needles
The slouchy beret was knit flat – back and forth on straight needles.
It is then seamed using an invisible seam, I used 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!
More Outlander Knitting Patterns
I wanted to make an Outlander collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from Sontag shawls, mittens, and scarves.
You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.
There are also the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks you can view in my shop below:
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- You can see help for seaming using the mattress stitch here.
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
The beret knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
To fit a head circumference of around 22/24 inches.
Diameter – 10 inches / 26cms
Gauge – 10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 18 sts / 24 rows in stocking stitch.
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The Supplies You Need
- Please note that the yarn used is made with 100% wool.
- You can substitute with any worsted/10ply yarn.
- Yarn weight – Medium Weight Yarn 04/Worsted/Aran/10 ply
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Alt – Alternative
- Beg – Beginning
- Cont – Continue
- CO – Cast on
- Foll – Following
- K – Knit
- KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
- K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
- P – Purl
- P2tog – Purl the next 2 stitches together
- Patt – Pattern
- St – Stitch
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- Rib – work in ribbing K1, P1
- RS – Right side
- WS – Wrong side
How To Knit A Beret
- Cast on and knit the brim
With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 80 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the row.
Row 2 (WS): *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the row.
Rep the last 2 rows – 3 times more so that the piece measures 4cm/1.5 inches from the cast-on edge.
- Knit the main body of the beret
Change to 5mm (US 8) needles and work in patt as follows:
Next row: *K1, KFB – rep from * to the end of the row. (120sts)
Starting with a P row, work in st st until the piece measures 5.5 inches/14cm from the cast-on edge.
Keeping continuity of patt – shape as follows:
Row 1: K1, *K2tog, K10: rep from * to end, K9.
Row 2: this row and every alt row – Purl
Row 3: K1, *K2tog, K9: rep from * to end, K8.
Row 5: K1, *K2tog, K8: rep from * to end, K7.
Row 7: K1, *K2tog, K7: rep from * to end, K6.
Row 9: K1, *K2tog, K6: rep from * to end, K5.
Row 11: K1, *K2tog, K5: rep from * to end, K4.
Row 13: K1, *K2tog, K4: rep from * to end, K3.
Row 15: K1, *K2tog, K3: rep from * to end, K2.
Row 17: K1, *K2tog, K2: rep from * to end, K1.
Row 19: K1, *K2tog, K1: rep from * to end.
Row 20: *P2tog rep from * to the end of the row.
- 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.