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Super easy French Beret knitting pattern, ideal for beginners

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a French Beret for beginners, step by step (using straight needles, not circulars). A baguette with onion soup is optional but highly recommended ; )

This project is simple to knit, ideal for beginners: The only techniques required are knit, purl, and knit two stitches together. And the wool yarn and needles used are thick enough to finish it quickly.

This French Beret knitting pattern works for teenage and adult sizes, because the ribbing is stretchy enough to suit head circumferences from 17.75 in (45 cm) up to 23.6 in (60 cm).


Using US 15 (10 mm) needles: 8 stitches and 11 rows equals 4 in (10 cm)


For knitting the ribbing:

2 x US 11 (8 mm) knitting needles   #ad

For knitting the rest of the beret:

2 x US 15 (10 mm) knitting needles #ad

Suggested yarn:

100 gr of super bulky wool yarn #ad

This kit has all the accessories you need, and many more:

Tapestry needle, scissors, measurement tape or rule #ad


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

k: Knit

p: Purl

RS: Right side of the work

kfb: Knit one stitch back and forth (knit one, don’t take it off the left-hand needle, and knit the same stitch through the back loop). This is an easy way to increase one stitch.

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

Easy beret knitting pattern and video tutorial. So Woolly.

N.B.: The even rows form the right side of the work.

Super Easy French Beret knitting pattern

With smaller needles (US 11 size), CO 42 st.


Knit 5 rows in 1×1 Rib stitch, as follows:

1º to 5º rows: *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to * to end


Change to larger needles (US 15 size)

6º row (RS): *k1, kbf*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1. 21 stitches have been increased. There are 63 stitches in total.

Stockinette stitch section

7º row: P across

8º row: K across

9º row: P across

Repeat rows 8 and 9 until this section measures approximately 5.11 in (13 cm), from the CO edge, ending with an odd row.


Next row (RS) 1º row of this section: *K8, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

2º and every even row: P across

3º row: *K7, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

5º row: *K6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

7º row: *K5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

9º row: *K4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

11º row: *K3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

13º row: *K2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * ending with K3

15º row: *K1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, to end. There are 14 st left

17º row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, to end. There are 7 st left


Thread the darning needle, leaving a long tail, and pass it through each stitch, to close the little circle. 

Use the same tail to join the beret from the tip to the ribbing (in the video I show you how to do the vertical invisible seam).

Weave in the ends, and… congratulations, you have finished the super easy French Beret! Oh là là!

How to knit a basic French beret for beginners, step by step. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

I hope you like this tutorial, thank you for watching and… please don’t forget to share the amour ;D!

A bientôt!

Hugs and happy knitting,


Carolina – So Woolly

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