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Born and raised in Northern California, Julie learned to knit in over her New Years 2010 Lake Tahoe vacation, from her sister, Lauri. She has been knitting almost non-stop since then, publishing her ...

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Cowell Beach Beret

from Feather Press Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cowell Beach Beret
Cowell Beach Beret
Cowell Beach Beret
Cowell Beach Beret
Cowell Beach Beret
Cowell Beach Beret

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • yarn over
  • slipping stitches

Pattern Description:

As a tribute to one of my favorite places, I have created a cowl named Cowl, with continuous crashing waves of its own. As a companion piece, I have created this beret, which uses exactly 1 skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater. With the unusual horizontal ribbing, I have included a tutorial for how to integrate the finished ribbing with the beginning of the rest of the beret with both written instructions and pictures. Also included, is the same tutorial that I diligently developed for Cowl Beach (the Cowl), showing how to create the waves Seamlessly in the round. A feat which I worked very hard to figure out and accomplish and feel very proud of.

Growing up in Santa Cruz, Cowell Beach is where I tried to learn to surf as a teenager. As an adult, my husband and I went for a beautiful 4 mile walk here the day after we got married, and one of the first places we took our son after he was born, for a cool stroll in the ocean breeze of summer to escape the astounding June heat of our home, 20 miles away.

Surfers never-ending, and with the scenic lighthouse on the point, this beach holds a lot of memories, and, I am sure, more to come. Even in the winter, I swear that you can hear the tourists enjoying the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, just beyond the wooden pier.


18 sts = 4 inches crashing wave pattern, or 36 sts, or 9 "waves"=8 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult. Ribbed Brim Circumference: 21 1/2 inches


  • 1 Set US 6 (4.0mm) straight needles
  • 1 Set US 11 (6.0mm) 16 or 24 inch Circular Needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers, 1 regular st marker for indicating beg/end of rnd, and 4 removable st markers or safety pins.
  • buttons: 3/8 inch
  • Crochet Hook
  • Yarn/Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

160 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Spud and Chloe Sweater


#7521 Beluga

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