DIY: Cable Crochet Beret and Free Pattern

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DIY: Crochet Cable Beret Free Pattern

I crocheted this cable beret for Tomiko using turquoise 100% wool. I have a wool felt turquoise beret from Lilliput Hats, a traditional millinery here in Toronto. Tomiko ‘borrowed’ that hat for a while this winter, and I only got it back after I promised to crochet a similar hat for her.

The free pattern works up quickly with less than a skein of medium weight DK yarn. The hat uses front post double crochet stitch to create the cables, interspersed in the increases and decreases of the double crochet stitches that shape the beret. I have a large noggin, so I made sure it was super tight for me in order for it to fit Tomiko’s head. If you’re making it for own head, you can alter the decreases in the row 18, and continue with that number of stitches in rows 19 and 20.

Cable Crochet Beret and Free Pattern

Supplies

1 skein medium weight DK yarn  (I used a 100% wool)

5.50 mm crochet hook

 

 Directions

Chain 5. Join first chain with a slip stitch to form a  loop.

Row 1) ch2 (counts as first dc), 7 dc in ring. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (8 dc)

Row 2) ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each remaining st, Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (16dc)

Row 3) ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch. 2dc in each st. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (32dc)

Row 4) ch2, (counts as first dc). dc in same stitch. (dc, 2dc in next st) around. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc (48dc)

Row 5) ch2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc in same stitch as FPdc, dc in next 3 stitches) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 4 dc between them).

Row 6) ch 2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc in same stitch as FPdc, dc in next 4 stitches) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 5 dc between them).

Row 7) ch 2 (counts as dc), FPdc, dc in next 5 stitches. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 5 dc between them).

Row 8) ch 2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc in same stitch as FPdc, dc in next 5 stitches) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 6 dc between them).

Row 9) ch 2 (counts as dc), FPdc, dc in next 6 stitches. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 6 dc between them).

Row 10) ch 2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc in same stitch as FPdc, dc in next 6 stitches) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 7 dc between them).

Rows 11-12) : ch 2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc in next 7 stitches) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16 FPdc with 7 dc between them).

Row 13) ch2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc2tog, dc in next 5dc) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16FPdc, with 6dc between them)

Row 14) ch2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc2tog, dc in next 4dc) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16FPdc, with 5dc between them)

Row 16) ch2 (counts as dc), (FPdc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc) 16 times. Join with sl st in top of dc. (16FPdc, with 3dc between them)

Row 17) ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next 5 st), 9 times, (9 sets of 6 sts, 54 sts.)

Row 18) ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next 5 st), 8 times (8 sets of 6 sts, 48 sts)

Rows 19-20) ch 1, sc 48.

Finish off and weave in end.

 

Terms

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together. Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.  YO hook, pull through 2 loops.  YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook.  YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook.  YO pull through last 3 loops.  One dc2tog made.

fpdc – front post double crochet.  Yarn over (YO), place hook around the front of the post of the st you are working, YO and pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together. Insert hook in first stitch (st). Yarn over (YO), draw up a loop (lp), 2 lps on hook. Insert hook in next st, YO, draw up a lp.  3 lps on hook.  YO, draw yarn through all three lps on hook.

sl st – slip stitch

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22 comments

  1. Sandy Sandmeyer says:

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  2. Rachel says:

    Adorable! And what a beautiful model! 🙂

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  3. Hetty says:

    Hi,
    Lovely beret, thanks for posting!
    But, I am stuck! I’m at the end of row 4 with 45 stitches, and have tried row 5 several times, but how do you end up with 14 FPDC and 13 x 4 DC in between from 45 stitches? Wouldn’t that be 14 plus 13 x the 3 DC in between which aren’t on the same stitch as the FPDC, which adds up to 53 stitches?
    Thanks in advance for any help 🙂
    Hetty

    • Meinhilde says:

      Hi Hetty,
      At row 5, I’ve got 14 FPDC, and 13×4 DC. The last and 14th ‘section’ in between the FPDC has a fifth DC that snuck in from the ch2 that started the row. Does that help? The total row has 71 stitches. Hope this helps!

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