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Destrehan, LA (near New Orleans)

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Felted Beret

from HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Felted Beret
Felted Beret
Felted Beret
Felted Beret

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Make a jaunty beret using these easy-to-knit, easy-to-felt pattern instructions. Choose to make in a solid color or a mix of colors for one-of-a-kind creativity!

These berets knit up quickly for distinctive gifts.

No need to have flawlessly spun yarn, so this can be a good project to use with your "beginner" handspun.

Great for using up small amounts and samples, as the mixing of colors just leads to exciting, unique combinations.

Easy machine felting instructions included.

The target beret diameter after felting for each size is
Small - 10" diameter, up to hat size 7
Medium - 11" diameter, hat sizes 7 to 8
Large - 12" diameter, hat size 8 or larger

Yarn is used doubled throughout. Use a single color or your choice of several colors from dark to light to make a beret that is uniquely your creation. See sample models in photo for ideas.


about 3 stitches per inch with yarn doubled over stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small [Medium, Large]


  • approximately 41/2 [5, 51/2] 2-ply worsted weight wool yarn (not superwash) spun into a 2-ply worsted weight knitting yarn at 10 - 12 wraps per inch. Loosely spun is better than a tight twist.
  • Size 11 US (8.00 mm) 16 - 24" circular needle and double point needles

You Will Also Need:

  • About 1 yard of smooth, strong waste string such as dental floss or crochet thread
  • For Headband finishing: A length of coordinating grosgrain ribbon or narrow inkle-woven band to fit circumference of head plus 1" for seam allowance; Coordinating sewing thread; Sewing needle

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