Barely Beret and Slightly Slouchy

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Barely Beret and Slightly Slouchy Pattern


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Crocheting: Barely Beret and Slightly Slouchy
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain stitch
  • single crochet
  • single crochet decrease
  • work in the round
  • slip stitch
  • treble stitch
  • post stitch

Pattern Description:

These unisex berets and slouchy hats in worsted-weight yarn possess just a smidgen of drape.

Think: Small. Simple. Refined.

The Barely Beret can be Green Beret macho, or Pretty in Pink girly.

Both the Slightly Slouchy and the beret can be adorned with optional flowers.

The pattern offers three sizes -- Extra Small, Small to Large (which fits *almost* all) and Extra Large -- with finished circumferences at the bottom edge of 18, 20, 22 in./46, 51, 56 cm.

The gauge is 12 sc = 4 in./10 cm in worsted weight yarn. The beret takes from 100 to 110 yd., and the slouchy takes 120 to 146 yd.

A 4-page PDF pattern that also provides links for technique tutorials and stitch definitions for new crocheters.


12 sc = 4 in.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, S-L, XL


  • Any worsted weight yarn, 100 to 146 yd.
  • I/9 (5.5 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional narrow elastic cord to use with yarns with poor recovery, 3/4 yd.
  • Optional contrast yarn or embroidery floss for flower centers
  • Optional buttons or beads, sewing needle and thread to sew on flowers

Suggested yarn:

146 yards of Worsted weight

About Designer

About Designer

Elvee on

I started sewing at a very young age -- making clothes for my dolls by hand and then for myself on my mother's vintage Singer.

In my 20s, I taught myself how to knit and crochet. Later I designed sweaters for yarn companies and craft magazines. A couple of years ago, I started crocheting again and become obsessed with making hats. So far, my passion for creating stylish beanies has resulted ...

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