Model: Melissa Mall
To add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe this winter, why not make this easy, playful beret styled like a button? The ‘holes’ and ‘threads’ are simple pieces sewn onto a straightforward beret after it is finished, making it a cinch to whip out – but there’s no reason you have to tell anyone else that.
Size: One Size – Adult
Finished Measurements: “Button” is 11.5″ in diameter.
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease [80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 197yd/180m per 85g/3oz skein]; color: MC – Ranch Red (140 yds), Black (10 yds), White Frost (5 yds)
- I/9 (5.50mm size) hook
- H/8 (5.00mm size) hook
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 12sts/7 rows = 4″/10cm in dc
Note: Do not join rounds unless directed.
Rnd 1: With I hook and MC, ch 4. Make 12 dc in 4th ch from hook. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: [Dc inc] in each st around. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next st] around. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] around. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] around. (60 dc)
Rnd 6: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next 4 sts] around. (72 dc)
Rnd 7: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next 5 sts] around. (84 dc)
Rnd 8: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next 6 sts] around. (96 dc)
Rnd 9: [Dc inc in next st, dc in next 7 sts] around. (108 dc)
Rnd 10: [Dc dec, dc in next 7 sts] around. (96 dc)
Rnd 11: [Dc dec, dc in next 6 sts] around. (84 dc)
Rnd 12: [Dc dec, dc in next 5 sts] around. (72 dc)
Rnd 13: [Dc dec, dc in next 4 sts] around. (60 dc)
Rnd 14: [Dc dec, dc in next 3 sts] around. (48 dc)
Rnds 15-16: Dc in each st around. (48 dc)
Rnd 17: Sc in each st around. (48 sc) Sl st in next st; finish off.
Holes (make 4)
With H hook and black yarn, ch 4. Make 12 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first stitch with a sl st. Finish off.
Thread (make 2)
With H hook and white yarn, ch 16. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. (15 sc) Finish off.
Finishing: To finish, cross ‘Threads’ at a 90 degree angle and tack in place. Sew one Hole to each end of the Thread, center the result on your beret, and sew in place. Weave in all ends.
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.