Free Crochet Pattern: Classic Beret

By Amy – 2 Comments

Beret’s are very simple and versatile hats to crochet. They are created with simple intervals of increases, decreases and working even. Use a smaller hook for a stiffer hat or a larger hook for a slouchy hat. Or you can always crochet less in the beginning circle to create a smaller hat, or more to create a wider hat. Leave it as is for a casual addition to your wardrobe, or attach a pom-pom for a more traditional look.

If you haven’t tried making one yet, give it a try and see what I mean!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits Adult size head 21” (53.5 cm) – 22” (56 cm)

Materials:
Medium weight yarn (approximately 150 yards)
Crochet hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
7 sc = 2’’
7 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 8.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 7 sc
Row 2 – 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 7 sc
Finish off.

Notes:
Pattern is worked in a spiral, so use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.

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Crochet Pattern: Classic Beret
Note: Rounds 1 – 20 will create a circle.
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 24 sc
Round 5: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around: 30 sc
Round 6: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around: 36 sc
Round 7: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 42 sc
Round 8: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around: 48 sc
Round 9: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around: 54 sc
Round 10: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, repeat from * around: 60 sc
Round 11: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, repeat from * around: 66 sc
Round 12: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, repeat from * around: 72 sc
Round 13: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, repeat from * around: 78 sc
Round 14: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, repeat from * around: 84 sc
Round 15: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, repeat from * around: 90 sc
Round 16: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, repeat from * around: 96 sc
Round 17: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, repeat from * around: 102 sc
Round 18: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, repeat from * around: 108 sc
Round 19: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 17 sc, repeat from * around: 114 sc
Round 20: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 18 sc, repeat from * around: 120 sc

Note: Rounds 21 – 24 will lengthen the hat, and are worked even without increase or decreasing the circle.
Round 21 – 24: sc in each sc around: 120 sc

Note: Rounds 25 – 29 will decrease to circumference of the hat.
Round 25: * sc2tog, sc in next 8, repeat from * around: 110 sc
Round 26: * sc2tog, sc in next 7, repeat from * around: 100 sc
Round 27: * sc2tog, sc in next 6, repeat from * around: 90 sc
Round 28: * sc2tog, sc in next 5, repeat from * around: 80 sc
Round 29: * sc2tog, sc in next 4, repeat from * around: 70 sc

Note: Rounds 30 – 33 will create the band.
Rounds 30 – 33: sc in each sc around: 70 sc
Finish off.

Pom-pom
Use a template or pom-pom maker to make a 3” pom-pom and sew to center of beret.

If you have any questions while crocheting then don’t hesitate to leave a comment! I’ll be glad to help.

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2 Comments

  1. Janet says:

    How can I increase the size? I need one size 26. Thank you

    • Amy says:

      Hello Janet,
      To make a larger hat you will simply need to increase the beginning circle a little more. For example, rounds 1-20 build the circle of the hat so go ahead and continue increasing in like manner for a few more rounds. Then go ahead and follow the remaining instructions. Keep in mind that because you have enlarged the pattern, in the decrease rounds (rounds 25-29) the stitches will not come out even as the pattern says. But don’t worry, it should work out just the same. Let me know if you run into any more problems!

      Amy

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