by Bonnie Irene
Model and Photos: Bonnie Irene
What do you want when it’s cold outside? A hat, of course! But not just any hat. A cute hat. A hat to wear out and about that will make all of your friends say, “What a cute hat!” With a bit of slouch and a little ribbon bow, the Angel Beret is perfect to wear with a dress or just to dress up jeans. It’s cute!
Size: One Size – Adult
Finished Measurements: 22″ around at band
- Red Heart Super Saver [100% Acrylic; 364yd/333m per 7oz/198g skein]; less than 1 skein
- J/10 (6.00mm size) hook
Gauge: 12 sts/11 rows = 4″/10cm in hdc
Shell – Skip 1 st, make 4 hdc in next st
Note: Do not join rounds. Hat is worked in a continuous spiral.
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle. Ch 2, place 8 hdc in the circle and pull tight. (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: [FPdc around hdc of previous row, hdc in same st] around. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: [FPdc around FPdc in previous row, hdc in same st, hdc in next st] around. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: [FPdc around FPdc in previous row, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts] around. (32 sts)
Rnds 5-18: Repeat Rnd 4, increasing the number in bold by 1 with each repetition and increasing the stitch count by 8 each round. (Final count: 144 sts)
Rnds 19-23: *FPdc around FPdc in previous row, hdc in next st. Hdc across until 3 sts remain before next FPdc. YO, pull up a loop in each of the next 3 sts, YO, pull through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around, decreasing stitch count by 16 each round. (Final count: 64 sts)
Rnd 24: *FPdc around FPdc in previous row, hdc in next st. Hdc across until 2 sts remain before next FPdc. YO, pull up a loop in each of the next 2 sts, YO, pull through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around. (56 sts)
Rnd 25: *FPdc around FPdc in previous row. Shell 3 times. Repeat from * around. (24 shells, 8 post ridges)
Rnd 26: *FPdc around FPdc in previous row. Make 1 hdc in the space before the shell from previous row, [skip shell, make 1 shell in the space between shells from previous row] 2 times, skip shell, hdc in space between shell and next FPdc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 27: Repeat Rnd 25.
Rnd 28: Repeat Rnd 26; join round, finish off.
Lace a contrasting ribbon through the top row of shells; even ends and tie a bow.
About the Designer
Bonnie Irene is a newlywed stretching her finances through crafting. She likes to crochet, bake, draw, sew, sculpt and weave as well as other things: check out her projects at her blog!
Pattern & images © Bonnie Irene. All rights reserved.