The Skye Boat Knitted Beret 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.
Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.
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 and has a really good fit.
Just enough slouch but also really stylish to wear!
You can see more beret patterns here:
Knitted Beret Pattern 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!
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 hat knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You can wear it like a Scottish Highlander or as a classic French beret.
Perfect for a wintry day, this beret beanie will look chic in any color.
- To fit a regular-sized head (around 22 inches).
- Diameter – 10 inches/26 cms
Gauge – 10×10 cm/4×4 inches= 9 sts/11 rows using larger needles (8 mm/US 11) in the stitch pattern.
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The Supplies You Need
- Yarn – Rowan Kid Classic 50g/140 m/153 yds x 2 in the color Pumice 00888
- Please note that this gorgeous yarn used is made with lambswool (wool) and kid mohair.
- You can substitute with any Aran/Worsted weight yarn/10 Ply yarn.
- Yarn weight – Medium Weight Yarn 04/Worsted/Aran/10 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 weight yarn/Chunky/12 Ply yarn.
- 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
With the smaller needles – 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 the last 2 rows – 3 times more.
Change to 8 mm (US 11) needles and work in patt as follows for the main body of the hat:
- 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)
Break yarn and thread through the rem sts, draw up tightly, and fasten off securely.
Using a flat seam like the mattress stitch seam up the hat and weave in any loose ends.
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