La Parisienne Beret

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La Parisienne Beret Pattern


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Knitting: La Parisienne Beret
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round using double-pointed needles
  • Knit in the round using circular needles
  • Cast on, basic knit and purl stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches

Pattern Description:

La Parisienne is a truly feminine beret knit from worsted weight yarn. It features a well-defined twisted rib edge and simple stockinette stitch body adorned by a raised, decorative seven-point spiral decrease. La Parisienne is quick to knit and can be completed in an evening or two using less than a single 3.5 oz (100 gr) skein of worsted weight yarn.

Classic elegance with a chic modern edge!


4.5 stitches/6 rows per inch using larger-sized needles; measured over a 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) stockinette stitch swatch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished beret fits a medium adult head size of approximately 20" - 22" (51 cm - 56 cm).


  • Allow approx 124 yds (114 m) for petite beret and 133 yds (122 m) for slouchier beret of worsted weight yarn. Sample (petite) blue beret knit using 1 3.5 oz/100 gr ball of Patons Classic Wool (100% Pure New Wool) in Seafoam. Sample (slouchier) white beret knit using 1 3.5 oz/100 gr ball of Bernat Satin (100% acrylic) in Silk.
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) 16" (41 cm) circular needles
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16" (41 cm) circular needles
  • US 8 (5 mm) 7" (18 cm) double-pointed needles
  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Stitch Markers (7) - 6 of one color, 1 of another

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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