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HeartStrings #A96 Felted Beret »
InstructionsMake 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 or craft fair sales. Please see the FAQ at the HeartStrings FiberArts website if you plan to make for sale.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Traditional, Classic
handspun wool yarn for knitted and machine-felted berets, cotton thread for inkle woven band
What was your inspiration?
There's no need to have flawlessly spun yarn, so this can be a good project to use with your beginner handspun.
What are you most proud of?
These berets are great for using up small amounts and samples, as the mixing of colors just leads to exciting, unique combinations.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Pattern is sized for Small (up to hat size 7) [Medium (hat sizes 7 to 8), Large (hat size 8 or larger)]. Allow approximately 4-1⁄2 [5, 5-1⁄2] ounces of wool or wool blend (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.
Yarn is used doubled throughout. 3 stitches/inch (before felting) on size US 11 / 8 mm needles suggested.
Easy machine felting instructions are included.