Slouchy Knit Beret Pattern {The Bordeaux}


In this post, you will see a slouchy knit beret pattern.

This beret is the perfect addition to your fall/winter wardrobe!

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Slouchy knit beret

Knit A Beret With Straight Needles

This beret is knit flat with a fisherman’s rib stitch back and forth on straight needles.

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

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Knit beret

The yarn I used for this chunky knit beret

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

I used The Wool from We Are Knitters in the color, Bordeaux.

This yarn works well on sizes 12mm (US 17) and 15mm (US 19) needles.

Chunky knit beret

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Slouchy knit beret

Slouchy Knit Beret Pattern

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

The Bordeaux Beret Knitting Pattern will allow you to create a slouchy super chunky beret with a pom-pom on top.

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

You can view the chunky Celtic cable knit sweater pattern here (ochre).

You can view the chunky cable knit sweater pattern here (forest green).

Skill Level – Easy (Advanced Beginner)

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the 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= 4 sts/6 rows using larger needles in Fisherman’s Rib.

Chunky sweater with Celtic cable design

The Supplies You Need


  • Super bulky/Super chunky/14 ply yarn.
  • We Are Knitters – The Wool (200g/87 yds/80m) in Bordeaux x 1 ball.



Other Materials

Pom Pom Maker – Clover size 2.5 inches/65mm

Chunky knit sweater


  • Beg – Beginning
  • Cont – Continue
  • CO – Cast on
  • Foll – Following
  • K – Knit
  • K3tog – Knit the next 3 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • P1B – Purl one stitch below
  • P3tog – Purl the next 3 stitches together
  • Patt – Pattern
  • SL1K – Slip one stitch knitways
  • SL1P – Slip one stitch purlways
  • St – Stitch
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
Chunky knit jumper


With 12mm (US 17) needles cast on 32 sts.

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

Change to 15mm (US 19) needles and work in patt as follows:

  • Row 1 (RS): SL1P, K1, *P1B, K1* rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: (WS): SL1P, K1, *P1B, K1* rep from * to end.
  • Rep these 2 rows 3 times more.


Keeping continuity of patt – shape as follows:

  • Next row: *Patt 4, P3tog, Patt 4, K3tog* – rep from * to end. (24sts)
  • Work 1 row.
  • Next row: Patt 3, K3tog, Patt 3, K3tog, Patt 3, K3tog, Patt 6. (18 sts)
  • Work 1 row.
  • Next row: Patt 3, K3tog, Patt 3, K3tog, P3tog, Patt 3. (12 sts)
  • Work 2 rows.
  • Next row: Patt 3, K3tog, P3tog, Patt 3. (8 sts)
  • Work 1 row.
  • Next row: Patt 3, Patt 2. (6 sts)
  • Work 1 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.
  • Make a pom pom in matching yarn and stitch to the top of the hat, securing it in place.
  • If you need help to seam, you can view this blog post here – The Mattress Stitch.
Louise and Jason chunky sweater

I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed making the beret, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook group and share a photo. 

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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  1. Good morning. Precious pattern. But I love your sweater. It is gorgeous. Thanks for an amazing blog to read. Enjoy your weekend.