Marigold Beret: a free knitting pattern

Hi Knitters,

Growing up, my family moved cross-country a number of times and my mother would always plant marigolds along the front walkway of our new house so marigolds are a friendly and familiar reminder of home.

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“My beret is blocked, and it turned out lovely!…Thanks so much for letting me test this fun pattern.”



“Done! Such a fun and easy pattern. Blocking now. Thanks for letting me test. Would love to test for you again.”

“This pattern is very well written, and a really fun quick knit. I am making this again very soon in pink.”



I’m including full charted instructions and written instructions so you can choose your own adventure!

Marigold Beret
by
Sara Kay Hartmann

The Marigold Beret features a textured botanical lace with a beautiful floral shape at the crown that reminds me of a sun-loving marigold.

YARN
Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yds [333 m]/ 7 oz [198 g]: Gold #E300_321
For Yarn Substitutions:
85 yds [78 m] or 1.6 oz [45 g] #4 medium/ Worsted Weight (Aran weight) acrylic yarn



NEEDLES
US 8 [5.0 mm] 16” circular needle
US 8 [5.0 mm] double pointed needles

NOTIONS
1 stitch marker
Yarn needle

GAUGE
10 sts and 17 rows = 4” in lace pattern after steam-blocking

SIZING
To fit head circumference 20-23” [51-58.5 cm]



FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 17” [43 cm] at brim unstretched
Length: 9.25” [23.5 cm] from brim to crown

NOTES
• This lace beret is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom-up.
• This pattern includes full written and charted instructions.
• Switch to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches to fit comfortably around circular needle.
• Lace is steam-blocked over a dinner plate to permanently open the lace and set the acrylic yarn into shape. Do not steam the ribbing.
• The stitch marker is moved one stitch position to the left at Round 9 on every repeat worked. Rounds 10-12 are worked as usual with the marker in its new position.



CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS
Brim:
With circular needle, CO 60 sts using elastic cast-on. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Round 1: K1, p1; repeat from * around.
Rounds 2-10: Repeat Round 1.

Hat Body:
Work Chart 1 three times.
Round 9 Note: The stitch marker position shifts 1 stitch to the left at the beginning of Rnd 9. Work as follows: Remove marker, k1, place marker, continue to work the repeat as charted.

marigold chart 1



Shape Crown:
Work Chart 2 once.

marigold chart 2
Break yarn leaving 12” tail. Thread tail through live sts and pull up tight to close top of beret.

FINISHING
Weave in yarn ends. Steam-block the beret evenly stretched over a dinner plate. Do not steam the ribbing.



WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
Brim:
With circular needle, CO 60 sts using elastic cast-on. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Rnd 1: K1, p1; repeat from * around slipping marker as you come to it.
Rnds 2-10: Repeat Rnd 1.

Hat Body:
Rnd 1: *Yo, ssk, p5, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *K2, p5, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: *K1, yo, ssk, p3, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *K3, p3, k4; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: *K2, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 6: *K4, p1, k5; rep from *around.
Rnd 7: *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p5; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: K5, p5; rep from * around.
Rnd 9: Remove marker, k1, place marker, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, p3, k2tog; rep from * around.
Rnd 10: *K6, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 11: *K5, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo; rep from * around.
Rnd 12: *K7, p1, k2; rep from * around.
Repeat Rnds 1-12 twice more.



Shape Crown:
Rnd 1 (Decrease Round): *YO, ssk, p4, s2kp, k1; rep from * around…48 sts rem.
Rnd 2: *K2, p4, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 3 (Decrease Round): *K1, yo, ssk, p2, s2kp; rep from * around…36 sts rem.
Rnd 4: *K3, p2, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 5 (Decrease Round): *K 1, k2tog, yo, s2kp; rep from * around…24 sts rem.
Rnd 6 (Decrease Round): *K2tog; rep from * around…12 sts rem.
Break yarn leaving 12” tail. Thread tail through live sts and pull up tight to close top of beret.



FINISHING
Stretch beret evenly stretched over a dinner plate. Steam to block and permanently set acrylic yarn. Do not steam the ribbing.

SCHEMATIC
Circumference: 17” [43 cm] at brim unstretched
Length: 9.25” [23.5 cm] from brim to crown



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ABBREVIATIONS

“ inches
cm centimeters
g grams
k knit
k2tog knit 2 together
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
p purl
rem remaining
rnd(s) round(s)
s2kp slip 2, knit 1, pass both slipped stitches over (also called Central Double Decrease in Chart Legend)
ssk slip, slip, knit
st(s) stitch(es)
yo yarn over



I’ve been exploring knitted lace for the past few months, and learning so much! This pattern features lace charts, written instructions, and a schematic. I was tickled to work out the lace shaping at the top to create the sweet flower shape. I’ve shaped lace before, but never with an emphasis on creating an additional design element. I love learning new skills!

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope all is well your world of yarn!

Hugs and Stitches,
Sara



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