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EZ as Pi Lace Beret

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : EZ as Pi Lace Beret
EZ as Pi Lace Beret

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • work in the round
  • cast on
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

Starting with a bit of i-cord (instructions included for working i-cord), this lacy beret is knit from the top down based upon the principle of Pi as described by Elizabeth Zimmermann in Knitter's Almanac using a Miniature Leaf lace pattern adapted from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.


12 stitches x 16 rows = 4" in miniature leaf lace pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Medium, 22-inch head circumference, 12-inch diameter


  • 100 yds sport weight yarn
  • US6 double-pointed needles
  • US10 double-pointed needles
  • US10 24-inch circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Sport weight