Thursday, November 24, 2005

RIBBED BERET

ribbed beret
copyright © 02/01/05 Dot Matthews

Adult size 23"

Materials:
I and J Hook
350 yds 3 ply sport weight soft yarn
The yarn I used was donated to me and is a brand I've never seen before. The label says "Super Soft 3" and it's "imported by Lana Moro Inc. in New York". Caron Simply Soft would be a good substitute.
I used 2 1 3/4 oz skeins.
Blunt needle

Gauge = 7 sts = 2" and 7 rows = 2"
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = chain
ea = each
st = stitch
sts = stitches


WORK ENTIRE PATTERN IN BACK LOOPS ONLY AND HOLDING 2 STRANDS OF YARN TOGETHER.


ROUND 1: With J hook
, ch 2, 12 sc in first ch. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

ROUND 2:
2 sc in in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (24 sc)

ROUND 3:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1 turn (24 sc)

ROUND 4:
*2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1 turn. (36 sc)

ROUND 5:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1 turn. (36 sc)

ROUND 6:
*2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (48 sc)

ROUND 7:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1 turn. (48 sc)

ROUND 8:
*2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (60 sc)

ROUND 9:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (60 sc)

ROUND 10:
*2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (72 sc)

ROUND 11:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (72 sc)

ROUND 12:
*2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (84 sc)

ROUND 13:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (84 sc)

ROUND 14:
*2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (96 sc)

ROUND 15 thru 18:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (96 sc)

ROUND 19:
*sc next 2 sts together, 1 sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (84 sc)

sc 2 sts together = insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, draw thru all 3 loops on hook.
ROUND 20: *sc next 2 sts together. 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (72 sc)

ROUND 21 thru 23:
1 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (72 sc)

ROUND 24:
*sc next 2 sts together, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. ch 1, turn. (60 sc) DO NOT BREAK OFF

RIBBING

switch to I hook

Ribbing is worked in rows

ROW 1:
ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch across. sl st in base of ch 5, sl st in next st. Turn, DO NOT CH 1. (4 sc)

ROW 2:
working in back loops only, sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

ROW 3:
working in back loops only, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 2 sts of last round of hat body. Turn, DO NOT CH 1. (4 sc)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 around last row of hat body.

At the end of last row of ribbing, working thru back loops and opposite side of foundation ch, sl st in next 4 sts to close the seam.

Fasten off and weave in ends.