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:
For knitting the rest of the beret:
This kit has all the accessories you need, and many more:
CO: Cast on
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
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!
Enjoy the video tutorial:
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Hugs and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly
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