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I live on an orange ranch with my husband and two small children. Keeping them happy is a full-time job, but I still manage to squeeze in some time to knit or draw or sew whenever I can. Even though ...

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Swirl Slouchy Beret

from My Name is Wool
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Swirl Slouchy Beret
Swirl Slouchy Beret
Swirl Slouchy Beret

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • use circular and double-pointed needles
  • increase and decrease

Pattern Description:

Swirl, a soft, cozy knitted beret, is the perfect accessory for effortless style. Or, let's be real, it will hide unwashed hair and make you look put-together even though you rolled out of bed five minutes ago! I made the original Swirl years ago, and it's still one of my favorite hats.

The ribbed brim means this hat stays comfortably slouched on the head without needing bobby pins. I've sewn a coordinating button on the crown, but you could use a big ol' bead, or even a punk pin! The easy-to-memorize swirl pattern of this beret keeps each round interesting without being too difficult. It's great for knitters who want something a little more challenging than basic stockinette, but still want to be able to listen to their favorite TV show or podcast or carry on a conversation while working on it!


20 sts and 23 rows = 4 inches in pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child/Women's XS [Women's S/M, Women's M/L] to fit head sizes 18-20" [20-22", 22-24"]


  • 1 US #8/5mm circular needle, 16 inches
  • 1 set US #8/5mm double-pointed needles
  • yarn needle
  • two stitch markers

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 button, 1 inch in diameter
  • sewing needle
  • sewing thread that matches yarn color

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Caron Simply Soft


Grey Heather

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