Thursday, 7 March 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Le Champignon Beret Hat

I wanted to design a hat that was not only stylish but would be functional as well; a hat that's dressy enough to wear to social occasions, but keeps you warm and is able to change with the seasons. The result is this French style beret. This hat is so soft and slouchy, allowing you to wear it in a number of ways...wear it at the back of your head for those crisp autumn days, or when it is freezing cold in the heart of winter, you can pull it down over your ears to keep your head snug and warm. This is a very easy pattern and is suitable for beginners. I hope you enjoy crocheting and please feel free to leave comments or ask me any questions below.



Slouchy French Beret


Slouchy French Beret Pattern

Materials
I used three strands of Dk yarn held together, one being mohair to give it a touch of fuzziness and warmth. I think a 12 ply to bulky yarn could work too, as long as you get correct gauge. Just play around with your yarns, and change your hook size if needed to get your gauge right.

9mm hook (or hook size to get correct gauge)


Gauge
The diameter measures approximately 5 inches after the completing the first 3 rounds.

This pattern is written with US terminology. Work in continuous rounds. Join each round and replace the first dc of each round with chain 3.


Rnd 1  Work 10 dc in Magic Circle
Rnd 2   2 dc in each dc around  (20)
Rnd 3   *dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch* around  (30)
Rnd 4   *dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch* around  (40)
Rnd 5   *dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch * around  (50)
Rnd 6 - 9   dc around (50) [4 rounds]
Rnd 10   *dc in next 3 stitches, dc2tog* around (40)
Rnd 11   *dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog* around (30) 
Rnd 12  dc around (30)
Fasten Off




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