Last winter, during a family visit, my eldest sister gushed about her love for Taylor Swift. Not much of a country music fan, I knew I had heard some of her music, but didn’t know much about who she was until just recently. While watching an E! True Hollywood Story about Taylor Swift I felt a connection with both her music, as well as herself—one of the reasons why she is so popular.
I also noticed a red beret that she was wearing, during a visit to London. I loved the hat, and I now love her music, it is my guilty pleasure. So, to honor the inspiration she has provided me with, I created a knitting pattern for the hat.
Her Beret looks very slouchy, almost over-sized, so that is how I created this pattern. I have included two sizes, but if you are worried about it being too big, I recommend working the smaller size, as it is easier to stretch the ribbing. Since it is done from the bottom up, you can also work the ribbing, and test it, to see if it is going to fit well, without having to go too far into the pattern.
I originally made the pattern free, however, upon discovering that others were taking the pattern, making and selling item after item for a nice profit, sadly, without a credit or a donation, I have decided to request a very small fee for my pattern work, so that I can continue to come up with new ideas and patterns.
Sizes & Finished Measurements
- Adult Small [Adult Large],
- Brim: 18 inches [20.5inches]
- 1 1/2 Hanks or about 190 yards (173 meters)
Cascade Superwash 128 (10 x 100g, 100% Superwash Merino Wool) #809 Red
- US 10 (6.0mm) 16” Circular Needles or DPNs for Ribbing, Or you can use the 29“ Needle with “Magic Loop Method”
- US 10 (6.0mm) 29” Circular Needles (Optional, it helps as the beret gets larger, but isn’t absolutly necessary)
- US 10 (6.0mm) DPNs for Cap Decreasing
- 1 Cable Needle
- 18 sts = 4 inches in cable pattern
- Crochet Hook, The size doesn’t really matter as long as it is large enough to pull tail of yarn through remaining sts at end
- 1 Stitch Marker
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Please respect copyright law and Do Not Reproduce in any form. Duplication & distribution of this pattern in any form without express permission of the author is a violation of copyright law: You may not make multiple copies of this pattern, reformat it for commercial use or resale, or sell items made from this pattern. Your respect for copyright law allows me to keep bringing you new and interesting designs.