Falling Leaves Beret

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Falling Leaves Beret Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round using double-pointed needles
  • Knit in the round using circular needles
  • Cast on, bind off, basic knit and purl stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches
  • Knitting through the back of stitches

Pattern Description:

Falling Leaves evokes the essence of the season for which it was named with a border of leaves swirling one into another around its perimeter. Additional details include a twisted rib edge and a twelve-point star raised decrease on the crown. Crown decrease pattern is reminiscent of a dahlia in bloom.


Using larger-sized needles, 22 stitches/24 rows to 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Beret brim fits a medium adult head size of approx 20" - 22" (51 cm - 56 cm).


  • Allow approx 175 yds (160 m) worsted weight yarn. Sample knit using 2 1.75 oz/50 gr balls of Knit Picks Swish Worsted Yarn (100% Superwash Merino wool) in Allspice.
  • US 6 (4 mm) 16" (41 cm) circular
  • US 6 (4 mm) 7" (18 cm) double-pointed
  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Stitch marker

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Growing up on a rural Southern Tier dairy farm, my family knew the value of handmade. My mother taught me to knit at an early age, and although I didn't see the value in it then, the enjoyment I received from creating something with my own hands has never left me.

My knitting patterns reflect my traditional, rural upbringing paired with a sense of taste that is becoming more and more liberated ...

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