Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima or approximately 160 yards worsted weight yarn
- 5 mm Crochet hook
- Darning Needle
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Gauge and Sizing
Each individual starburst measures just shy of 1.5″ across. From one center to the adjacent measures 1″.
When laying flat, the beret measures approximately 10″ in diameter at the largest point. The stretchy ribbed band allows this hat to fit an individual with a head circumference as small as 21″ and as large as 23″. The sizing of this hat is more suited for a teen or adult.
- Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
- Ch – Chain
- Cl – Cluster *See stitch description
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- Fpdc2Tog – Front Post Double Crochet 2 Together
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Scdec – Single Crochet Decrease
- Slst – Slip Stitch
- Sts – Stitches
- RevSc – Reverse Single Crochet
- YO – Yarn Over
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
Cl (cluster stitch) – YO and insert hook into designated stitch, YO and draw up a loop. YO and pull through 2 (two loops on hook). YO, insert hook into the same stitch, YO and draw up a loop. YO and pull through 2 (three loops on hook). YO, insert hook into the same stitch, YO and draw up a loop. YO and pull through 2 (four loops on hook). YO and pull through all four loops. Chain one to finish the stitch.
You may substitute any worsted weight yarn for this pattern. In the video tutorial, I am demonstrating with Caron Simply Soft, Pistachio and it works up beautifully.
This crochet beret pattern is worked in the round starting with the starburst pattern. Please refer to the video tutorial for the best description of how to work this portion of the pattern. You may also refer to the diagram below which depicts the pattern to round 2. The pattern you see for round 2 is the also the pattern repeat for rounds 3 and 4.
This pattern recommends that you begin working in the round using the alternate magic ring method but you may also use the magic ring if you are comfortable doing so. For a more detailed demonstration on how to start using the alternate magic ring method. For a more detailed demonstration on how to start using the magic ring.
Once you have completed the starburst pattern, it’s smooth sailing from there. Don’t give up if your starburst pattern doesn’t look perfect at first. It took me quite a bit of practice to get my gauge just right. That brings up our next point, gauge. Your gauge will determine the overall size of the beret. If your gauge is smaller than mine, your hat will be smaller than the measurements listed above. Similarly, if your gauge is bigger than mine, your hat will be larger than the measurements listed.
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
Round 1: Chain 3 and join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 and create a Cl stitch. *Ch 3 and create a Cl in the chain one from the previous cluster, (do not chain 1 to finish the cluster, hold all loops on your hook). Create a Cl in the center of the ring and finish both clusters by chaining 1. Repeat from * 4 more times. You should have 6 clusters coming from the center of the ring. Join with a slst to the chain 1 from the first Cl.
Rounds 2-4: Ch 3 and create a Cl stitch. *Ch 3 and create a Cl in the chain one from the previous cluster, (do not chain 1 to finish the cl, hold all loops on your hook). Create a Cl in the center of same starburst and finish both clusters by chaining 1. Ch 3 and create a Cl in the chain one from the previous cluster, (do not chain 1 to finish the cl, hold all loops on your hook). Create a Cl in the center of the same starburst (do not chain 1 to finish the cl, hold all loops on your hook) and create a cl in the center of the next starburst and finish all 3 clusters by chaining 1.
Round 5: Ch 1 and Sc once around each ch 3, each cl stitch and each starburst center. Join with a slst to the chain 1. (135 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1 (counts as stitch) and Sc into the next 6 stitches. ScDec over the next 2 sts. *Sc in the next 7 sts and ScDec over the next two. Join with a slst to the chain 1. (120 sts)
Round 7: Ch 3. Dc once into every stitch and join with a slst to the third chain. (120 sts)
Round 8: Ch 2. Fpdc around first stitch, Bpdc around second stitch. *Fpdc around the next stitch and Bpdc around the next stitch. Repeat from * around and join with a slst to the second chain. (120 sts)
Round 9: Ch 2. Fpdc2Tog (the first post, skip the bpdc and the next fpdc). Bpdc into the next bpdc. *Fpdc2Tog (the next post, skip the bpdc and the next fpdc. Bpdc into the next bpdc. Repeat from * and join with a slst to the second chain. (60 sts)
Rounds 10-15: Ch 2. Fpdc around first stitch, Bpdc around second stitch. *Fpdc around the next stitch and Bpdc around the next stitch. Repeat from * around and join with a slst to the second chain. (60 sts)
Round 16: Ch 1. Sc once into every stitch and join with a slst to the chain 1. (60 sts)
Round 17: Ch 1. Rev Sc once into every stitch and join with a slst to the chain 1. (60 sts)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
I highly recommend blocking your hat over a dinner plate once you are finished crocheting. Not only will it make the rounded edge lay much nicer, but it will also correct minor (small) gauging issues. Here is an example of what my hat looked like before blocking:
and here is an example of what the same hat looked like after blocking:
It’s quite obvious that blocking is necessary for this pattern! Once you have stretched your hat over a plate, make sure that it is centered by looking at the pattern on the front. Saturate the hat with tap water and allow 24 hours to dry.
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