The Scottish Beret Outlander Knitting Pattern will allow you to create a slouchy beret in the style of the MacKenzie Clan grey berets seen worn in all seasons of the Outlander series.
This beret is knit flat – back and forth on straight needles, then seamed.
It is a great project for anyone who is new to knitting.
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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 bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn weight and has a really good fit.
Just enough slouch but also really stylish to wear!
You can see more beret patterns here:
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:
- The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.
- Outlander Pattern Collection 2020 – With 18 Knitting Patterns
- Outlander Pattern Collection 2019 – With 21 Knitting Patterns
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl.
- You should know how to work in stockinette stitch.
- You can see help for seaming using the mattress stitch here.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Scottish Beret Outlander Knitting Pattern
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
The beret knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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- In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
- To fit a regular-sized head (around 22/24 inches).
- Diameter – 12 inches/31cms
Gauge – 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches = 11 sts/18 rows in stocking stitch.
The Supplies You Need
La Mia Just Wool in Grey LT002 50g/116m/126yd x 2.
- Please note that the yarn used is made with 100% recycled wool.
- You can substitute with any DK/Light worsted/8ply yarn.
- Yarn weight – Light Worsted Yarn 04/DK/8 ply.
- I knit this yarn with two strands together for a heavier chunky/bulky knit.
- If you want to knit with one single strand only then you will need bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn.
- Alt – Alternative
- Beg – Beginning
- Cont – Continue
- CO – Cast on
- Foll – Following
- K – Knit
- K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
- M1 – Make one stitch
- 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
With 7mm (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.
- Next row: *Rib 2, M1, rib 3, M1; rep from * to last st, rib 1. (85sts)
Change to 8mm (US 11) needles and work in patt as follows:
Starting with a P row, work 13 rows in stocking stitch.
Keeping continuity of patt – shape as follows:
- Row 1: K1, *K2tog, K10: rep from * to end. (78sts)
- Row 2: this row and every alt row – Purl.
- Row 3: K1, *K2tog, K9: rep from * to end. (71sts)
- Row 5: K1, *K2tog, K8: rep from * to end. (64sts)
- Row 7: K1, *K2tog, K7: rep from * to end. (57sts)
- Row 9: K1, *K2tog, K6: rep from * to end. (50sts)
- Row 11: K1, *K2tog, K5: rep from * to end. (43sts)
- Row 13: K1, *K2tog, K4: rep from * to end. (36sts)
- Row 15: K1, *K2tog, K3: rep from * to end. (29sts)
- Row 17: K1, *K2tog, K2: rep from * to end. (22sts)
- Row 19: K1, *K2tog, K1: rep from * to end. (15sts)
- Row 20: (P2tog) 7 times, P1. (8sts)
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.
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