Frostbitten Beret

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Frostbitten Beret Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knit in the round
  • Increase and decrease stitches - yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1 k2tog psso
  • Twisted stitches - K tbl

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the lovely, textural ice patterns found on a winter pond and knit in a bulky weight yarn, the Frostbitten Beret will keep you cozy and in style this winter, whether you're chasing vampires or simply chasing away the cold!

This downloadable, PDF pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. The pattern is charted, but also includes complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

The Frostbitten Beret is worked in the round from the bottom up. A bulky weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals will work, but variegated yarn will distract from the lace pattern.

Frostbitten is a quick knit, one skein project and can be completed in an evening or two making it the perfect last minute gift for a lucky recipient - especially if that happens to be you!!


Using larger-sized needles, 14 stitches/18 rounds to 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Beret fits an adult head size of approx 21" - 23" (53 cm - 58 cm). Blocked beret circumference approximately 30" (76 cm).


  • US 9 (5.5 mm) 16" (41 cm) circular needle
  • US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16" (41 cm) circular needle
  • US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 7" (18 cm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker

Suggested yarn:

102 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

(1) 3.5 oz/100 gr (110 yds/101 m) skein of Knit Picks Cadena (70% Peruvian Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca)



About Designer

About Designer

Melissa Burke on

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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