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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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Diamond Slouchy Beret

from Feather Press Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Diamond Slouchy Beret
Diamond Slouchy Beret
Diamond Slouchy Beret
Diamond Slouchy Beret

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit & purl
  • increase & decrease
  • working in the round
  • how to use double pointed needles (DPNs)
  • may be helpful to have some previous experience cable knitting

Pattern Description:

During a Christmas time family visit, my eldest sister gushed about her love for Taylor Swift. While watching an E! True Hollywood Story about Taylor Swift I felt a connection with both her music, as well as herselfone of the reasons why she is so popular. I also noticed a red beret that she was wearing, during a visit to London. I loved the hat, and I now love her music, it is my guilty pleasure. So, to honor the inspiration she has provided me with, I created a knitting pattern for the hat.

Her Beret looks very slouchy, almost over-sized, so that is how I created this pattern. I have included two sizes, and the pattern now also includes a Baby & Toddler version, made with the left-over yarn from the Adult version. If using Cascade 128, which I have specified in the instructions, there is just enough for both hats.


18 sts = 4 inches in cable pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Small [Adult Large], Brim: 18 inches [20.5inches]
  • Baby & Toddler, 3 months [9 months, 18 mo], 10.5" [13, 14.5"]


  • US 10 (6.0mm) 16" Circular Needles or DPNs for Ribbing Or you can use the 29" Needle with "Magic Loop Method"
  • US 10 (6.0mm) 29" Circular Needles (Optional, it helps as the beret gets larger, but isn't absolutly necessary)
  • US 10 (6.0mm) DPNs for Cap Decreasing
  • 1 Cable Needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Crochet Hook The size doesn't really matter as long as it is large enough to pull tail of yarn through remaining sts at end

Suggested yarn:

256 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Superwash 128


#809 Red

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