Mon Amie Beret ~ Free Knitting Pattern

Hi Knitting Friends!

I have a free knitting pattern to share today, and if you’d like an ad-free PDF download, you can buy the PDF for $2 in my Ravelry Shop. My Mon Amie Beret is reversible with one nubbly side and one side with a “cracked rib.” It’s knit from super bulky yarn so it’s a speedy make for Fall!

If a favorite hat is like a favorite friend – warm, sweet and multifaceted – why shouldn’t your newest hat be the same?



Mon Amie is a soft and slouchy beret, knit in the round from the bottom up. And it’s reversible! Make one for yourself and your favorite amie!

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Sizing
One size: to fit head circumference up to 24 in/61 cm
Length (center top to brim): 9.5 in/24 cm
Brim circumference (unstretched): 20 in/51 cm

Yarn Requirements
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Blossom #640103, 1 skein
6 oz / 170 g (106 yd/97 m), 80% acrylic, 20% wool



Needle Size
16 in/40.5 cm circular needle: US size 9 (5.5 mm)
16 in/40.5 cm circular needle: US size 15 (10 mm)
Double-pointed needles: US size 15 (10 mm)



Gauge
9.5 sts and 16 rows = 4 in/10 cm over 2×2 rib on smaller needle
8 sts and 12 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle

Notions
Detachable stitch marker
Yarn needle



Abbreviations
Cm – centimeters
Co – cast on
Dec – decrease
In – inches
Inc – increase
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 together
Kfb – knit front and back
Pm – place marker
Psso – pass slipped stitch over
P – purl
Rep – repeat
Rnd(s) – round(s)
Sl – slip
St(s) – stitch(es)
Wyib – with yarn in back

Skill Level
Intermediate



Brim
CO 48 sts with smaller needles. Pm and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep rnd 1 until piece measures 2 in (5 cm) from cast-on edge.

Body
Inc Rnd: With larger needle, *k2, kfb; rep from * around…64 sts.
Begin working in pattern as follows.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep around.
Rnd 2: *K around.
Rep rnds 1-2 until piece measures 7.5 in (19 cm) from cast-on edge, ending with rnd 1.



Crown
Note: Change to DPNs when sts become difficult to work on circular needle.
Dec rnd 1: *K5, sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…48 sts.
Even rnd: *K1, p1; rep around.
Dec rnd 2: *K5, sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…36 sts.
Even rnd: *K1, p1; rep around.
Dec rnd 3: *K1, sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…18 sts.
Even rnd: *K1, p1; rep around.
Dec rnd 4: *Sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…6 sts.



Finishing
Break yarn, leaving a 10 in (25.5 cm) tail. Thread working yarn through remaining 6 and pull tightly to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Happy Hatting to you, Knitters! Come visit me again soon. As always, if you enjoy this free pattern, please consider clicking some ad links here on my site to support more free designs! Thank you so much.



Yours in Stitches,

Sara

Whirlwind Romance Beret

Hi Crocheters,

Got something for you!

It’s a ♥ free ♥ pattern for my crocheted French beret, Whirlwind Romance.

Ooh la la!

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The Whirlwind Romance Beret is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down in a full-bodied lace–hang on–

I just said ‘full-bodied lace.’



If you make it, I think you’ll know what I mean.

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It’s edged with post-stitch ribbing worked on a smaller hook that makes a tidy brim.

 

You may not know this about me, but I like tidy! I like it very, very much.

The pattern is offered in a single size to fit heads 20-22″ (teen – medium adult), but you can make larger or smaller sizes by following the tips in the pattern notes.

You can whip it up as quickly as a whirlwind romance!

Which is an actual, measurable amount of time.

Obviously.

 

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Imagine wearing it as you stroll down a Parisian boulevard [say it with me: “bool-vahhhhr.”]

There’s a fresh baguette under your arm,

and a twinkle in your eye,

when you look up and spy the love of your life…♥ ♥ ♥

 



 

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You can also wear it to the grocery store to cover your dark roots like I do.

And I don’t eat wheat so there goes my baguette,

but it was a nice story.

Here’s the pattern!

 

 

WHIRLWIND ROMANCE CROCHET BERET

SKILLS REQUIRED

Intermediate crochet skills, including chain (ch), slip st (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), front post half double crochet (FPhdc), back post half double crochet (BPhdc), and increasing

SIZING

Sized to fit ladies’ head circumference: 20-22”

 

YARN

Sample A:

Omega Sinfonia, 100% cotton (3.53oz/100g, 218yds/199m skein); #837 Dark Magenta: 1 skein [See Pattern Notes]

 

Sample B:

 

HOOKS

Size J-10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook, or size required to obtain desired gauge for hat body

Size G-6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, or size required to obtain desired gauge for post-stitch ribbing

 

GAUGE

X shells and X rounds = X in/cm in circumference

 

NOTIONS

Locking stitch marker

Yarn needle

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Note that all crochet terminology and abbreviations reflect American crochet terminology.

 

BPhdc – back post half double crochet

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space

cm – centimeters

dc – double crochet

FPhdc – front post half double crochet

g – grams

hk – hook

in – inch(es)

oz – ounce(s)

rem – remain(ing)

sc – single crochet

sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)

st(s) – stitch(es)

yd(s) – yard(s)

 



 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

Extended Turning Loop (ETL) – See Pattern Notes for instructions

Graduated Shell (GS) – Worked as ( 1 sc, 2 dc) in designated location

Graduated Shell Single Crochet (GSSC) – denotes the single crochet stitch within a Graduated Shell

 

PATTERN NOTES

  • Extended Turning Loop (ETL) – Instead of the conventional turning chain, you will simply pull up a loop to reach as high as the stitch you are about to work. In this case, an hdc or FPhdc/BPhdc. Do not yo & pull through, simply work the first stitch as normal. The ETL does not count as a stitch, it squeezes in next to the first stitch and virtually disappears.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

With larger hook, make an adjustable ring.

 

Foundation Ring: Ch 1, work 15 sc into the ring, sl st to join rnd. Pull the ring tight to close.

 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *work 1 GS into next sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join…5 shells made.

 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *work 2 GS into next GSSC; rep from * around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join…10 shells.

 

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *work 2 GS into next GSSC, work 1 GS into next GSSC; rep from * around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join…15 shells.

 

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *work 2 GS into next GSSC, work 1 GS into next 2 GSSC; rep from * around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join…20 shells.

 

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *work 2 GS into next GSSC, work 1 GS into next 3 GSSC; rep from * around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join…25 shells.

 

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *work 2 GS into next GSSC,work  1 GS into next 4 GSSC; rep from * around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join…30 shells.

 

Rnds 7-15: Ch 1, work 1 GS into each GSSC around, sl st to 1st GSSC to join.

 

Rnd 16: With smaller hook, ETL (does not count as hdc), work 1 hdc in same st and each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join…90 hdc.

 

Rnds 17-24: Work 1 ETL,* work 1 FPhdc in next st, work 1 BPhdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to 1st FPhdc to join.

 

Break yarn and fasten off leaving a 6in/15cm tail. Steam block the hat body lightly to enhance the stitch pattern.

 

Thanks for visiting me today. If you enjoy using this pattern, please share with others, meet up with me on social media, or let me know in the comments!

♥ knit, crochet, love; rep from ♥ forever.

Sara Kay