13Jan

Free Crochet Pattern - Evie Beret

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Hello! I am finally catching up on all the patterns I have to write up and because it it still super chilly down here in the South West I've decided to make this charming (and cosy) crochet beret my first pattern of the year...

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

I love a beret it is my favourite kind of hat to wear - I also love bobbles so it seemed like a no-brainer to incorporate the two. Although, this pattern actually uses the popcorn stitch to create those fabulous bobbles. It definitely gives me 'Little Women' vibes!

I've tried this pattern using two types of yarn an Aran weight velvet and a chunky weight merino. I used a 6mm hook for both and got roughly the same gauge. I think maybe because the Aran weight velvet is slightly thicker than a wool yarn. The Aran velvet produced a softer more drapey beret whereas the chunky yarn produced a more traditional shape (sturdier if you will). Both looked and felt fabulous so I've included some directions for sizing if you find you aren't quite getting gauge, but basically, you work the bobble pattern until you have a circle of approximately 30cm and then you work some simple decreases until it fits as you like. 

The free pattern is below but as always if you would prefer an easy to read, printable Ad-free copy that includes a chart you can purchase an inexpensive copy of the pattern here on Etsy, Ravelry or Love Crafts.

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Evie Beret by Emma Escott

Yarn: Wool and the Gang Alpachino Merino (chunky) 60% Merino, 40% Baby Alpaca (100g/100m/109yds) 2 balls (160g) needed or 

Bernat Baby Velvet (aran), 100% polyester, (3o0g/450m/492yds) – 1 ball (90g) needed. 

Shades: WATG = Chestnut Brown / Cameo Rose (used for step by step photos)

Bernat Baby Velvet = Restful Rose

Yarn Alternatives: You can use any chunky weight yarn to achieve a similar effect but remember to check your gauge. If you are going to use aran weight yarn I recommend you use a 6mm hook to get gauge. The aran weight yarn gives a more drapey hat whereas the chunky yarn gives a sturdier hat.

Hook: 6mm (J-10)

Other Materials: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure.

Measurements: One size to fit an average adult woman’s head (approx. 22” head circumference) 

Finished Beret Dimensions: Outside diameter approx. 30cm/ inside diameter approx. 17.5cm

Pattern includes information to adapt hat for a smaller head size (or if you are using a substitute yarn and find your hat is coming up larger) by omitting rounds 9 and 13 and adding an extra round of decreases in brim, see pattern for full instructions.

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 should measure 11cm/4.3” in diameter using either of the suggested yarns and 6mm crochet hook.

Pattern Notes: Beret is worked in one piece from crown in joined, unturned rounds. Notes are given at various points regarding sizing. 

This pattern is written in UK crochet terms - see abbreviations and US equivalent stitches in table below. See page 5 for pattern chart.

Stitches/terms used:

UK Terms US Equivalent Terms
ch chain  
dc double crochet sc single crochet
rep repeat  
sl st slip stitch  
st/s stitch/es  
tr treble crochet dc double crochet
dc2tog double crochet decrease (see special sts) sc2tog single crochet decrease
pc popcorn (see special sts)  
rnd round  
beg-pc beginning popcorn   

Special Stitches: 

Beg-pc/Beginning popcorn: 

3ch (counts as first treble) 4tr in same st, drop the loop from your hook and insert your hook from front to back through the top of the beginning ch-3 (that counted as the first treble crochet of the group), insert your hook back through the dropped loop and pull it through the stitch, ch1 to close (this chain does not count as a stitch)

Pc/Popcorn stitch: 

5tr in same st, drop the loop from your hook and insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first treble crochet of the group, insert your hook back through the dropped loop and pull it through the stitch, ch1 to close (this chain does not count as a stitch)

Dc2tog/double crochet two stitches together (double crochet decrease)

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook (1 stitch decrease made)

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

{Pattern Starts}

Rnd 1: 12tr into a magic ring (or joined ch4 ring), join with a sl st. [12tr]

Rnd 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr here and throughout pattern), 1dc in same st, (1pc, 1tr) in next st, *2dc in next st, (1pc, 1tr) in next st; rep from * four more times, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. [6pc, 18tr = 24sts]

Rnd 3: Beg-pc (see special stitches) in first st (top of turning ch-3 from rnd 2), 2tr in next st, 1tr in next (top of pc from rnd 2), 2tr in next st, * pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr, 2tr in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg-pc. [6pc, 30tr = 36sts]

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Rnd 4: 3ch, 1tr in next st, 2tr in next st, *pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 3sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * four more times, pc in next st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in last st, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. [6pc, 42tr = 48sts] 

Rnd 5: Beg-pc in first st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 2tr in next st, * pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg-pc. [6pc, 54tr = 60sts] 

Rnd 6: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 2tr in next st, *pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 7sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * four more times, pc in next st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. [6pc, 66tr = 72sts] 

Rnd 7: Beg-pc in first st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, 2tr in next st, * pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg-pc. [6pc, 78tr = 84sts]

Rnd 8: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 2tr in next st, *pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 11sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * four more times, pc in next st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. [6pc, 90tr = 96sts] 

Check your diameter measurements here (skip rounds 9 and 13 for a smaller hat or if your diameter is already at 30cm)

Rnd 9: Beg-pc in first st, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 13 sts, 2tr in next st, * pc, 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 13 sts, 2tr in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg-pc. [6pc, 102tr = 108sts] 

Rnds 10-12: 1ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1dc in same st, 1sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning dc. 

Rnd 13: 1ch (doesn’t count as st), 1dc in same st, 1dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog (decrease), *1dc in each of next 7 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beginning dc. [96sts]

Rnd 14: 1ch (doesn’t count as st), 1dc in same st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog, *1dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beginning dc. [84sts]

Rnd 15: 1ch (doesn’t count as st), 1dc in same st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, *1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beginning dc. [72sts]

Rnd 16: 1ch (doesn’t count as st), 1dc in same st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog, *1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beginning dc. [60sts]

If you require a smaller hat or a tighter fit you can add another round of decreases as follows:

*1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around = 48sts.

Rnds 17-21: 1ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1dc in same st, 1sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning st. fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

{Pattern Ends}

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Beret Pattern | Lululoves Blog

I hope you enjoy making (and wearing) them as much as I do. If you do make one don't forget to tag me in your Instagram photos and use the hashtag #lululovescrochet

Bye for now, Em xx

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