EZ as Pi Lace Beret

from Kathleen Dames

EZ as Pi Lace Beret Pattern


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Knitting: EZ as Pi Lace Beret
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on craftsy.com

I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.

Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn ...

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